Search Results: "Martin van Creveld"


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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Princess Lizzie and the Time Travelling Magic Cloak by Dr. Van
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"A brightly illustrated, well-intentioned story of social justice and generosity, too simply solved to be satisfying."
Princess Lizzie learns about political problems in her own kingdom in Van's (Princess Lizzie and the Sabotaged Magic Bicycle, 2014, etc.) third picture book fusing magic and technology. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH YOUR SCALE! by Van Whitfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Amusing, but little else."
Whitfield's second novel (after Beeperless Remote, 1996), a romantic comedy set in the social swarm of contemporary weight-loss culture, is just about as thin as the characters wish their stomachs were. Read full book review >