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Description - Violent Politics by William R Polk

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061236204
ISBN-10: 0061236209
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 134mm x 19mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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