The Peace War

Author: Vernor Vinge
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429915113
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The Peace War is quintessential hard-science adventure. The Peace Authority conquered the world with a weapon that never should have been a weapon--the "bobble," a spherical force-field impenetrable by any force known to mankind. Encasing governmental installations and military bases in bobbles, the Authority becomes virtually omnipotent. But they've never caught Paul Hoehler, the maverick who invented the technology, and who has been working quietly for decades to develop a way to defeat the Authority. With the help of an underground network of determined, independent scientists and a teenager who may be the apprentice genius he's needed for so long, he will shake the world, in the fast-paced hard-science thriller that garnered Vinge the first of his four Hugo nominations for best novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Peace War

Author: Vernor Vinge
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765308832
Size: 38.32 MB
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Having escaped capture by the Authority, who would continue to use his bobble technology as a weapon, maverick inventor Paul Hoehler works in an underground network of independent scientists and takes on a promising young apprentice who may hold the key to their survival. 17,500 first printing.

The Peace War

Author: Vernor Vinge
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 9780330299596
Size: 27.93 MB
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The novel that garnered Vinge his first "Best Novel" Hugo Finalist nomination, back in print after thirteen years. With a combination of hard-SF concepts, tight plotting, and appealing characters, Vinge tells a now-classic story of the Few triumphing over the Many. The Peace Authority, wielding a new state-of-the-art weapon, takes over the world, and claims to be "maintaining the peace" while really controlling the scattered survivors of the new world. The inventor of their weapon, which was never meant to be a weapon at all, leads a resistance of high-tech "tinkers" who fight to defeat the "Peace."

Peace And War

Author: Kalevi Jaakko Holsti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521399296
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Professor Holsti examines the origins of war and the foundations of peace of the last 350 years.

Peace War And Politics

Author: Jack Anderson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312874971
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An investigative reporter who encountered it all firsthand provides an in-depth look at more than fifty years of corruption, fraud, and abuse in America and in Washington, including McCarthyism and Nixon's abuses. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Peace In Between

Author: Mats Berdal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136671935
Size: 13.21 MB
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This volume examines the causes and purposes of 'post-conflict' violence. The end of a war is generally expected to be followed by an end to collective violence, as the term ‘post-conflict’ that came into general usage in the 1990s signifies. In reality, however, various forms of deadly violence continue, and sometimes even increase after the big guns have been silenced and a peace agreement signed. Explanations for this and other kinds of violence fall roughly into two broad categories – those that stress the legacies of the war and those that focus on the conditions of the peace. There are significant gaps in the literature, most importantly arising from the common premise that there is one, predominant type of post-war situation. This ‘post-war state’ is often endowed with certain generic features that predispose it towards violence, such as a weak state, criminal elements generated by the war-time economy, demobilized but not demilitarized or reintegrated ex-combatants, impunity and rapid liberalization. The premise of this volume differs. It argues that features which constrain or encourage violence stack up in ways to create distinct and different types of post-war environments. Critical factors that shape the post-war environment in this respect lie in the war-to-peace transition itself, above all the outcome of the war in terms of military and political power and its relationship to social hierarchies of power, normative understandings of the post-war order, and the international context. This book will of much interest to students of war and conflict studies, peacebuilding and IR/Security Studies in general.

War And Peace And War

Author: Peter Turchin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101126912
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Like Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Peter Turchin in War and Peace and War uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society’s capacity for collective action. He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy, and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires, and the United States. But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history.

Peace War

Author: Robert Serber
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231105460
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Discusses the author's experiences with Oppenheimer at Los Alamos

In Peace And War

Author: Kenneth J. Hagan
Publisher: Praeger Security Intl
ISBN: 9780275999537
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The 30th anniversary edition of a classic, authoritative title on the entire history of the U.S. Navy