Books by Martin van Creveld

MORE ON WAR by Martin van Creveld
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2017

"Should appeal beyond the usual readership of military histories."
A definitive treatment of the theory and philosophy of war by a leading military historian. Read full book review >
THE AGE OF AIRPOWER by Martin van Creveld
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"A polished, readable narrative by an expert."
An opinionated, technical survey of air warfare. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A concise history by an author confident with his scope and authority—but beware that van Creveld has a considerable axe to grind."
An authoritative history, and glib patriotic defense, by a veteran historian of Israel. Read full book review >
THE CULTURE OF WAR by Martin van Creveld
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Neither pro- nor anti-, the author treats war as a natural human activity and makes a good case in this well-delineated account of the traditions, rituals and laws that accompany it."
In a lengthy but never boring volume, prolific military historian van Creveld (History/Hebrew Univ.; The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, from the Marne to Iraq, 2007, etc.) offers a rich, satisfying examination of the role war has played since the Stone Age. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Drawing extensively on Hebrew-language sources, this serves as a useful corrective to American worship of the IDF, though perhaps it's pitched too much the other way."
Van Creveld (History/Hebrew Univ.) offers a comprehensive account of the Israeli armed forces, tracing it back to its pre-state predecessors in the beginning of this century. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"A perceptive study that affords a measure of cold comfort on the score of deterrence."
A somewhat reassuring audit of the residual threat posed by nuclear weapons, from a military analyst whose previous predictions have proved chillingly prescient. Read full book review >