Examining nine landmark battles from ancient to modern times--from Salamis, where outnumbered Greeks devastated the slave army of Xerxes, to Cortes's conquest of Mexico to the Tet offensive--Victor Davis Hanson explains why the armies of the West have been the most lethal and effective of any fighting forces in the world.
Looking beyond popular explanations such as geography or superior technology, Hanson argues that it is in fact Western culture and values- the tradition of dissent, the value placed on inventiveness and adaptation, the concept of citizenship- which have consistently produced superior arms and soldiers. Offering riveting battle narratives and a balanced perspective that avoids simple triumphalism, Carnage and Culture demonstrates how armies cannot be separated from the cultures that produce them and explains why an army produced by a free culture will always have the advantage.
Title: Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power
Edition: Twelfth Printing
Publisher: USA, Anchor Books: 2002
ISBN Number: 0385720386
ISBN Number 13: 9780385720380
Binding: Card Wrappers
Book Condition: Near New
Type: Trade Paperback
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller ID: 2183
Description: Nine landmark battles in the rise of Western power and how societies are affected. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday ... in 2001. 506pp,  pl.-s. : ill., maps. This appears appears quite 'as new' however there is a very small inscription to the inside top of the front wrapper. Unpacked weight, 515g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be correct and either additional, or reduced postage may be required, particularly for Canadian and Overseas shipments, but not usually to the USA. Questions? Quotes? - please email.
Keywords: THE WEST BATTLES CONFLICT