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Violent politics : a history of insurgency, terrorism & guerrilla war, from the American Revolution to Iraq

Author: William Roe Polk
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2007, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated and expanded., 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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An examination of the role of insurgent tactics in world conflicts throughout the past two-and-a-half centuries places current issues in a context of world history while covering events that marked such examples as the war in Iraq.
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Genre/Form: History
Insurgency
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Polk, William Roe, 1929-
Violent politics.
New York : Harper, ©2007
(OCoLC)608437460
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Roe Polk
ISBN: 9780061236204 0061236209 9780061236198 0061236195
OCLC Number: 148887315
Notes: Previous edition: New York : HarperCollins, 2007.
Description: xxvi, 277 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The American insurgency --
The Spanish guerrilla against the French --
The Philippine 'insurrection' --
The Irish struggle for independence --
Tito and the Yugoslav partisans --
The Greek resistance --
Kenya and the Mau Mau --
The Algerian war of national independence --
The Vietnamese struggle against the French --
America takes over from France in Vietnam --
The Afghan resistance to the British and the Russians.
Responsibility: William R. Polk.

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An examination of the role of insurgent tactics in world conflicts throughout the past two-and-a-half centuries places current issues in a context of world history while covering events that marked such examples as the war in Iraq.
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