Publisher:Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2011
Melbourne University Press, 2011, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Unstated, Inscribed by Author
The Illusion of Victory demonstrates that most of the rewards of victory in modern warfare are either exaggerated or false. When the ostensible benefits of victory are examined a generation after a war, it becomes inescapably evident that the defeated belligerent rarely conforms to the demands and expectations of the victor. Consequently, long-term political and military stability is denied to both the victorious power and to the defeated one. As a result, neither victory nor defeat deter further outbreaks of war. This sobering reality is increasingly the case in the 20th and 21st centuries. Ian Bickerton persuasively argues that as the rhetoric of victory becomes more hollow all countries must adopt creative new approaches to resolving disputes.30 All pictures shown are of the actual product offered for sale. A few pages have had their corners turned to save places, I assume. Size: 150mm - 250mm. 241 pages. Edges have a few marks. Covers have some shelf-wear, creasing, as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Military & Warfare; Politics & Government. Inscribed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9780522856156. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20125.