Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War

Author(s) : EHRENREICH Barbara
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“The Napoleonic Wars, which bore along with them the rationalist spirit of the French Revolution, inspired the Prussian officer Carl von Clausewitz to propose that war itself is an entirely rational undertaking, unsullied by human emotion,” is the provocative beginning of this exploration of a very large subject.

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Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company
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