The experience of war; the causes of war; war and the military establishment; the ethics of war; strategists; total war and the great powers; limited war and developing countries.
Lawrence Freeman is Professor of War Studies, Kings College, London. He is frequently interviewed about war issues and writes regularly for The Times.
'This prose anthology of war is a delight for specialists and general readers alike. It works particularly well for dippers like myself. I found I was opening it at random, reading a couple of essays, becoming absorbed, reading more, opening at another point, repeating the process and so on. I shall return to it many times in the future.' Sir Anthony Parsons International Relations Vol XII No 2 Aug '94 'Collections of extracts about war in general or particular wars are nothing new, but this one seems original in its attempted comprehensiveness. It is called an "Oxford Reader", and it will no doubt make a very serviceable one for students the whole world over.' Times Literary Supplement