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Best Modern War Books Reviewed & Ranked

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Modern War books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Modern War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2013)

 Best Modern War Books Reviewed & RankedWarfare is the most dangerous threat faced by modern humanity. It is also one of the key influences that has shaped the politics, economics, and society of modern times. But what do we mean by modern war? What causes modern wars to begin? Why do people fight in them, why do they end, and what have they achieved? In this accessible and compelling Very Short Introduction, Richard English explores the assumptions we make about modern warfare and considers them against the backdrop of their historical reality. Drawing on the wide literature available, including direct accounts of the experience…
Author(s): Richard English

2. Tug of War: Classical Versus “Modern” Dressage: Why Classical Training Works and How Incorrect “Modern” Riding Negatively Affects Horses’ Health (2018)

 Best Modern War Books Reviewed & RankedGerman rider and equine veterinarian Dr. Gerd Heuschmann is well-known in dressage circles—admired for his plain speaking regarding what he deems the incorrect and damaging training methods commonly employed by riders and trainers involved in competition today. Here, he presents an intelligent and thought-provoking exploration of both classical and “modern” training methods, including “hyperflexion” (also known as Rollkur), against a practical backdrop of the horse’s basic anatomy and physiology. In a detailed yet comprehensible fashion, Dr. Heuschmann describes parts of the horse’s…
Author(s): Gerd Heuschmann, Reina Abelshauser

3. The Cold War: A Global History with Documents (2nd Edition) (2010)

 Best Modern War Books Reviewed & RankedThis unique text provides a balanced, integrated, and comprehensive survey of the main events and developments in the Cold War as viewed from a global perspective. Coverage traces the Cold War from its roots in East-West tensions before and during World War II through its origins in the immediate postwar era, up to and including the collapse of the Soviet Union during 1989-1991. It also includes a comprehensive collection of more than 100 carefully edited documents (speeches, treaties, statements, and articles), making the great events of the era come alive through the…
Author(s): Edward H. Judge, John W. Langdon

4. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East (2003)

 Best Modern War Books Reviewed & Rankednow featuring a fiftieth-anniversary retrospective Though it lasted for only six tense days in June, the 1967 Arab-Israeli war never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades, from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada, is a direct consequence of those six days of fighting. Writing with a novelist’s command of narrative and a historian’s grasp of fact and motive, Michael B. Oren reconstructs both the lightning-fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that…
Author(s): Michael B. Oren

5. The Holy War: In Modern English (2015)

 Best Modern War Books Reviewed & RankedThe Holy War is another brilliant allegory of the Christian life by the author of The Pilgrim’s Progress. John Bunyan vividly depicts the internal struggle in the heart and mind of the Christian as a war between Diabolus (Satan) and King Shaddai (God) for the town of Mansoul (man’s soul). Knowing the methods of the enemy is the first step to defeating him, and this is Bunyan’s goal—to make us aware of the war that rages within us throughout our lives. Written in 1682, The Holy War is a masterpiece of Christian literature. Bunyan’s powerful portrayal tells the…
Author(s): John Bunyan, Dolores Kimball

Best Modern War Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Margin of Victory - Five Battles that Changed the Face of Modern War

Author(s): Douglas Macgregor
ID: 2425909, Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Year: May 15, 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Format: azw

The Spartan Way: What Modern Men Can Learn from Ancient Warriors

Author(s): The Art of Manliness
ID: 2393325, Publisher: Semper Virilis Publishing, Year: 4 Jun 2019, Size: 205 Kb, Format: epub

God’s Red Son: the Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America

Author(s): Louis S. Warren
ID: 2388873, Publisher: Basic Books, Year: 4 Apr 2017, Size: 25 Mb, Format: epub

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