Going to try to catch up this week on the backlog of book reviews I need to do, particularly those books sent to me by publishers. I may have to break down and do a set of mini-reviews, so far behind I have gotten myself.
So, naturally, that was a suitable pretext to order more books 🙂
Here’s what arrived the other day….
STRATEGY: The Logic of War and Peace by Edward Luttwak
War Before Civilization by Lawrence H. Keeley
WAR: In Human Civilization by Azar Gat
The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig
Why the West Rules – For Now by Ian Morris
Luttwak’s book is a strategy classic and I recently enjoyed his Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire. I first heard of Stefan Zweig from Lexington Green but nearly everyone who has read The World of Yesterday that I have encountered has raved about it, so I am looking forward to that one. Why the West Rules- For Now is another rec from the Chicago Boyz crowd but I do not think that anyone has reviewed it there as of yet. Finally, I am pairing War Before Civilization with Azar Gat’s War in Human Civilization – have a sense that Gat’s ideas may be somewhat in tune with Martin van Creveld.
Have you read any of these?