Violent Politics

Violent Politics

A History of Insurgency, Terrorism & Guerilla War, From the American Revolution to Iraq

Book - 2008
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Guerrilla warfare is not just the tool of modern-day terrorists in the Middle East. Its roots stretch back to our very own revolution.

In Violent Politics, William R. Polk takes us on a concise, brilliant tour of insurgencies throughout history, beginning with America's own struggle for independence. Continuing on, Polk explores the role of insurgency in other notable conflicts--including the Spanish guerrilla war against Napoleon, the Irish struggle for independence, the Algerian War of National Independence, and Vietnam--eventually landing at the ongoing campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, where the lessons of this history are needed more than ever.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : HarperCollins, 2008, c2007
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed., updated and expanded. --
ISBN: 9780061236204
Branch Call Number: 355.021809 Pol 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xxvi, 273 p


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