Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle

Heftet / 1998 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780803270763
Publisert
1998
Utgiver
Vendor
Bison Books
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
242
Vekt
295 gr
Høyde
203 mm
Bredde
133 mm
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Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle

Heftet / 1998 / Engelsk
Selected for the 2019 Commandant's Professional Reading List J. Glenn Gray entered the army as a private in May 1941, having been drafted on the same day he was informed of his doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University. He was discharged as a second lieutenant in October 1945, having been awarded a battlefield commission during fighting in France. Gray saw service in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany in a counter-espionage unit. Fourteen years after his discharge, Gray began to reread his war journals and letters in an attempt to find some meaning in his wartime experiences. The result is The Warriors, a philosophical meditation on what warfare does to us and an examination of the reasons soldiers act as they do. Gray explains the attractions of battle-the adrenaline rush, the esprit de corps-and analyzes the many rationalizations made by combat troops to justify their actions. In the end, Gray notes, "War reveals dimensions of human nature both above and below the acceptable standards for humanity."
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Presents a philosophical meditation on what warfare does to us. This book examines the reasons soldiers act as they do. It explains the attractions of battle - the adrenaline rush, the esprit de corps - and analyzes the many rationalizations made by combat troops to justify their actions.
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"[A] classic."-Philip Caputo, Washington Post -- Philip Caputo * Washington Post *
A philosopher looking at the experience of combat
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780803270763
Publisert
1998
Utgiver
Vendor
Bison Books
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
242
Vekt
295 gr
Høyde
203 mm
Bredde
133 mm
Se alle
Forfatter
Introduction by