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            The Art of War
             

            The Art of War (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Deluxe)

            By Sun, Tzu

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            In this translation, the author presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu, the author of The Art of War ; then, the same text with a running commentary from the canon of traditional Chinese commentators.

            ISBN 9780140439199
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2004
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
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            Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

            Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Allison, Graham

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            Will the twenty-first century be defined by the inevitability of conflict between China and the USA? When Athens went to war with Sparta some 2,500 years ago, the Greek historian Thucydides identified one simple cause- a rising power threatened to displace a ruling one, leading i...nexorably to conflict. As Graham Allison explains, in the past 500 years, great powers have found themselves in 'Thucydides's Trap' sixteen times. In twelve of the sixteen - from war between the French and the Hapsburgs in the sixteenth century to the two world wars of the twentieth - the results have been catastrophic. Today, the same structural forces propel China and the United States toward a cataclysm of unseen proportions, even as both sides insist that such a war could never occur. In Destined for War, Allison compares the U.S.-China conflict to its closest parallel- World War I. There, a rising Germany threatened the supremacy of the British Empire. He sketches several scenarios in which America and China might slide, against their intent and better judgment, into a similar conflict. But he also examines the rare instances when two clashing powers have avoided disaster, and speculates about whether the current standoff could be one of those exceptions.
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            ISBN 9781925322378
            Published NZ 3 Jul 2017
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Goliath: Why the West Isn't Winning. And What We Must Do About It.

            Goliath: Why the West Isn't Winning. And What We Must Do About It. (Paperback)

            By McFate, Sean

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            'An important book' SIR RICHARD DEARLOVE, FORMER DIRECTOR, MI6 'The Freakonomics of modern warfare' CONN IGGULDEN Everything you think you know about war is wrong. War is timeless. Some things change - weapons, tactics, leadership - but our desire to go into battle does not. We a...re in the midst of an age of conflict: global terrorism, Russia's resurgence and China's rise, international criminal empires, climate change and dwindling natural resources. The stakes are high, and we are dangerously unprepared. As a former paratrooper and military contractor, Sean McFate has been on the front lines of deep state conflicts. He has seen firsthand the horrors of battle and as a strategist, understands the complexity of the current military situation. The West is playing the same old war games, but the enemy has changed the rules. In this new age of war: -technology will not save us, -victory will belong to the cunning, not the strong, -plausible deniability is more potent than firepower -corporations, mercenaries, and rogue states have more power than nation states, and loyalty will sit with the highest bidder. Learn how to triumph in the coming age of conflict in ten new rules. Adapt and we can prevail. Fail, and size and strength won't protect us. This is The Art of War for the 21st century.
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            ISBN 9781405938655
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            On Clausewitz: A Study of Military and Political Ideas
              

            On Clausewitz: A Study of Military and Political Ideas (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2004 ed.)

            By Smith, H.

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            Clausewitz is often quoted but more often misunderstood. On Clausewitz presents his central ideas about war and politics - such as war as an instrument of policy, the concept of Absolute War, friction and the fog of war - in a clear and systematic fashion. Smith is founding Direc...tor of the Australian Defence Studies Centre.
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            ISBN 9781403935878
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2004
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Concise 33 Strategies of War
             

            The Concise 33 Strategies of War (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Greene, Robert

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            Spanning world civilisations and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts, this is a guide to social game of everyday life. It is illustrated with examples of genius and folly of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher and Hannibal to Ulysses S Gra...nt, as well as diplomats, captains of industry and Samurai swordsmen.
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            ISBN 9781861979988
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2018
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Series The Modern Machiavellian Robert Greene
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            In a Guardsman's Boots

            In a Guardsman's Boots (Hardback)

            By Rochford, Caroline; Rochford, Paddy

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            The story of the barefoot boy from Dublin who almost thwarted the Egyptian Revolution of 1952

            ISBN 9781473863910
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2016
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            The Adaptive Military: Armed Forces in a Turbulent World
             

            The Adaptive Military: Armed Forces in a Turbulent World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Berger, Arthur Asa

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            This volume describes how military security policies and practices have adapted to post-Cold War period uncertainties and challenges. The contributors differ in their assessments about the current prospects for peace and stability worldwide.

            ISBN 9780765804723
            Released NZ 30 Sep 1998
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            War Time: First World War Perspectives on Temporality
             

            War Time: First World War Perspectives on Temporality (Paperback)

            Edited by Halewood, Louis; Luptak, Adam; Smyth, Hanna

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            The International Society for First World War Studies' ninth conference, 'War Time', drew together emerging and leading scholars to discuss, reflect upon, and consider the ways that time has been conceptualised both during the war itself and in subsequent scholarship. War Time: F...irst World War Perspectives on Temporality, stemming from this 2016 conference, offers its readers a collection of the conference's most inspiring and thought-provoking papers from the next generation of First World War scholars. In its varied yet thematically-related chapters, the book aims to examine new chronologies of the Great War and bring together its military and social history. Its cohesive theme creates opportunities to find common ground and connections between these sub-disciplines of history, and prompts students and academics alike to seriously consider time as alternately a unifying, divisive, and ultimately shaping force in the conflict and its historiography. With content spanning land and air, the home and fighting fronts, multiple nations, and stretching to both pre-1914 and post-1918, these ten chapters by emerging researchers (plus an introductory chapter by the conference organisers, and a foreword by John Horne) offer an irreplaceable and invaluable snapshot of how the next generation of First World War scholars from eight countries were innovatively conceptualising the conflict and its legacy at the midpoint of its centenary.
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            ISBN 9780367588922
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            The Army after Next: The First Postindustrial Army
             

            The Army after Next: The First Postindustrial Army (Hardback, New title)

            By Adams, Thomas K.

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            Examines the way that the US Army and the Defense Department tried to create in reality the revolutionary capabilities promised by the high-tech Revolution in Military Affairs. This book presents an in-depth account of the effect that RMA and transformation concepts had on the Am...erican operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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            ISBN 9780275981075
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2006
            Publisher ABC-CLIO
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            Series Praeger Security International
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            Nuclear Endgame: The Need for Engagement with North Korea
              

            Nuclear Endgame: The Need for Engagement with North Korea (Hardback)

            By Fuqua, Jacques L., Jr.

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            In a notable departure from its past role as guarantor of stability on the Korean peninsula, the United States has, under the Bush administration, come to be regarded as an obstacle to peace and security, and a potential trigger for hostility. This work argues that, working close...ly with South Korea, the US must undertake constructive engagement.
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            ISBN 9780275990749
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2007
            Publisher ABC-CLIO
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Praeger Security International
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