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Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think

Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think - Victor Hanson Victor Davis Hanson is not a military veteran as was [a:David R. Kaplan] [a:Max Hastings|31233|Max Hastings|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1269308046p2/31233.jpg] but perhaps he's the next best thing, a lifetime scholar of the classics, so that he can incorporate Ancient Greek or Roman philosophical entries with his presentation of three battles-- Okinawa (1945) Shiloh (1862) and Delium (5th cent. B.C.). as a book, this piece works, as Hanson's arguments for strategy and analysis of personalities comes off not as armchair generalism--but rather, because of his classical era research--as the voice of ancient wisdom. some books work; others don't; geniuses write bad books and simpletons write good ones-- Ripples of Battle just works 5/5