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Deterrence before Hiroshima

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"The gap between studies of military history and military strategy is ever widening. The enormous destructive power of nuclear weapons has tended to persuade us that the military experience of the first half of this century is not relevant to more "modern" military questions. In "Deterrence Before Hiroshima", first published in 1966, George H. Quester analyses prenuclear-age theories of deterrence to equip us eith a perspective and data by which current theories can be evaluated. Quester shows theat from almost the time of the first military aircraft, air-power was believed to have the capacity of apocalyptic destruction. He points out that the modern terms "deterrence, limited war, tacit agreement, and balance of terror," show up often in the literature from 1900-1945, coupled with war scenarios every bit as awesome as a nuclear holocaust. Quester presents a forceful argument in support of the relevance of history to discussion of military strategy.

Quester is to be applauded for reminding us that history does remain relevant to modern strategic debate. - Annuals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Quester has produced a useful guide to the background of the strategy of deterrence - Choice."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes a dust-jacket in very good condition.

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Author(s):
George H. Quester
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0887380875
ISBN-13:
9780887380877
Number of pages:
193
Publisher:
Transaction Books

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From the blurb;

"The gap between studies of military history and military strategy is ever widening. The enormous destructive power of nuclear weapons has tended to persuade us that the military experience of the first half of this century is not relevant to more "modern" military questions. In "Deterrence Before Hiroshima", first published in 1966, George H. Quester analyses prenuclear-age theories of deterrence to equip us eith a perspective and data by which current theories can be evaluated. Quester shows theat from almost the time of the first military aircraft, air-power was believed to have the capacity of apocalyptic destruction. He points out that the modern terms "deterrence, limited war, tacit agreement, and balance of terror," show up often in the literature from 1900-1945, coupled with war scenarios every bit as awesome as a nuclear holocaust. Quester presents a forceful argument in support of the relevance of history to discussion of military strategy.

Quester is to be applauded for reminding us that history does remain relevant to modern strategic debate. - Annuals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Quester has produced a useful guide to the background of the strategy of deterrence - Choice."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes a dust-jacket in very good condition.

Author(s):
George H. Quester
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0887380875
ISBN-13:
9780887380877
Number of pages:
193
Publisher:
Transaction Books

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