The end of everything : how wars descend into annihilation
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New York : Basic Books, 2024.
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Book
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9781541673526, 1541673522
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vii, 344 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
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Published
New York : Basic Books, 2024.
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English
ISBN
9781541673526, 1541673522

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Includes bibliographical references (page 289-329) and index.
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"War can settle disputes, topple tyrants, and bend the trajectory of civilization-sometimes to the breaking point. From Troy to Hiroshima, moments when war has ended in utter annihilation have reverberated through the centuries, signaling the end of political systems, cultures, and epochs. Though much has changed over the millennia, human nature remains the same. Modern societies are not immune from the horror of a war of extinction. In The End of Everything, military historian Victor Davis Hanson narrates a series of sieges and sackings that span the age of antiquity to the conquest of the New World to show how societies descend into barbarism and obliteration. In the stories of Thebes, Carthage, Constantinople, and Tenochtitlan, he depicts war's drama, violence, and folly. Highlighting the naivete that plagued the vanquished and the wrath that justified mass slaughter, Hanson delivers a sobering call to contemporary readers to heed the lessons of obliteration lest we blunder into catastrophe once again." --publisher's website

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hanson, V. D. (2024). The end of everything: how wars descend into annihilation . Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hanson, Victor Davis. 2024. The End of Everything: How Wars Descend Into Annihilation. Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hanson, Victor Davis. The End of Everything: How Wars Descend Into Annihilation Basic Books, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hanson, Victor Davis. The End of Everything: How Wars Descend Into Annihilation Basic Books, 2024.

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