In this book, Dr Aaron Edwards succinctly combines political theories with historical realities. Using eyewitness accounts, war poetry and insightful analysis of a wide range of conflicts, War: A Beginner's Guide introduces the reader to the complexity and human face of war and invites readers to question whether violence is the most effective way to resolve disputes.
|Subject||History, Current Affairs|
"As our societies become further disengaged from the military services that protect them, and our educational systems lose sight of the enduring value of history to educate our citizenry, we have lost touch with the human tragedy of war. This is a pity but War: A Beginner's Guide offers a timely remedy. Dr Edwards captures the essence of the political, social and technological realities of war over the ages in about as concise and clear a presentation I have ever seen. Readers looking for a well-crafted and superbly researched publication to reconnect with the deadly essence of human security, will find this book to be an invaluable resource."
"Aaron Edwards has produced a lively analysis of the big issues around warfare. His authoritative study draws on history and theory while also being right up to date on contemporary issues. It is an invaluable starting point for those looking at the issue of war from a range of perspectives, from history or war studies to philosophy or political science."
"Edwards admirably pulls together the most important themes of war to
provide a very solid foundation for any student, or indeed for any reader,
wanting to learn more about the subject."