Carnage and Culture

Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power
Product Number: EB00148225
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307425188
Publisher: Anchor
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author(s): Victor Davis Hanson
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007

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Author(s): Victor Davis Hanson
Narrator(s): Bob Souer
Genre: History
Product Number Z100151649
Released: Sep 10, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977361448

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