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Cowardice A Brief History

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ISBN-10: 069113863X

ISBN-13: 9780691138633

Edition: 2015

Authors: Chris Walsh

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Coward. It's a grave insult, likely to provoke anger, shame, even violence. But what exactly is cowardice? When terrorists are called cowards, does it mean the same as when the term is applied to soldiers? And what, if anything, does cowardice have to do with the rest of us? Bringing together sources from court-martial cases to literary and film classics such as Dante's Inferno, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Thin Red Line, Cowardice recounts the great harm that both cowards and the fear of seeming cowardly have done, and traces the idea of cowardice's power to its evolutionary roots. But Chris Walsh also shows that this power has faded, most dramatically on the battlefield. Misconduct…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/17/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.71" wide x 8.94" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Chris Walsh is associate director of the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program at Boston University and has also taught at Emerson College, Harvard University, and the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. His work has appeared in "Civil War History", "Essays in Criticism", "Raritan", and the "Yale Review".