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Published: 19 April 1990

384 Pages | illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195053609

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Of Arms and Men

A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression

Robert L. O'Connell

O'Connell's vividly written history of weapons in Western culture from prehistoric times to the nuclear age demonstrates how social and economic conditions determine the types of weapons and the tactics used in warfare and how, in turn, innovations in weapons technology often undercut social values. He integrates the evolution of politics, weapons, strategy, and tactics into a coherent narrative, one spiced with striking portraits of men in combat and brilliant insight into why men go to war.

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