On the Origins of War: And the Preservation of Peace (Paperback)
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By lucidly revealing the common threads that connect the ancient confrontations between Athens and Sparta and between Rome and Carthage with the two calamitous world wars of the 20th century and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kagan reveals new insights into the nature of war--and peace--that are vitally important and often surprising.
About the Author
Donald Kagan is one of America's most eminent historians. He is the Hillhouse Professor of History and Classics at Yale University and the author or coauthor of many books including "The Western Heritage", " On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace", and a four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War.