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The Changing Face of War By Martin van Crefeld

The Changing Face of War
by Martin van Crefeld

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`The most important Israeli historian' - Sunday Telegraph To understand the present, one must study the past.
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The Changing Face of War: Combat from the Marne to Iraq by Martin van Crefeld

`The most important Israeli historian' - Sunday Telegraph To understand the present, one must study the past. Where did twentieth-century warfare come from? How did it develop out of its nineteenth-century predecessor? How did it reach the point where, at one time, the forces that waged it were capable of overrunning entire continents? When did those forces peak, why did they start to decline, and how did they reach the present impasse? One of the most influential experts on military history and strategy has now written his magnum opus, an original and provocative account of the past hundred years of global conflict. The Changing Face of War is the book that reveals the path that led to the impasse in Iraq, why powerful standing armies are now helpless against ill-equipped insurgents, and how the security of sovereign nations may be maintained in the future. The Changing Face of War is a short history of war over the last century, and, in studying this period, it attempts to answer these questions. It also addresses another important question - Why are regular, state-owned, armed forces now coming second to bedraggled, ill-organized, terrorists? Martin Van Creveld is Professor of History at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and he is one of the best-known experts on military history and strategy. He has written 17 books which have been translated into 14 languages, including Supplying War, Command in War and The Transformation of War.

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About Martin van Crefeld


Martin van Creveld, professor of history at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is one of the best-known experts on military history and strategy. Born in the Netherlands, he was educated in Israel and England and began his academic career in 1971. He has written 18 books which have been translated into 14 languages. Among them the most notable are The Changing Face of War, Supplying War, Command in War and The Transformation of War, widely regarded as the most important text on the future of armed conflict, as well as a critical history of the Israeli Defense Force. Professor van Creveld has consulted to the defense establishments of numerous governments including those of the United States, Canada and Sweden. He was the second civilian expert ever to be invited to address the Israeli General Staff, and has lectured or taught at practically every institute of strategic military study. He has made many appearances on CNN, BBC and other international networks, and has written for, and been interviewed by hundreds of magazines and newspapers including Newsweek and the International Herald Tribune.

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The Changing Face of War: Combat from the Marne to Iraq by Martin van Crefeld
Martin van Crefeld
Used - Good
Paperback
Presidio Press
2008-04-15
336
0891419020
9780891419020
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.