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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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