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Hanson, Victor Davis

Overview
Works: 91 works in 505 publications in 7 languages and 24,264 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Fiction  Historical fiction  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: D25.5, 938.05
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Most widely held works about Victor Davis Hanson
 
Most widely held works by Victor Davis Hanson
A war like no other : how the Athenians and Spartans fought the Peloponnesian War by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hanson portrays the ways Athens and Sparta fought on land and sea, in city and countryside, and details their employment of the full scope of conventional and nonconventional tactics, from sieges to targeted assassinations, torture, and terrorism. He also assesses the crucial roles played by warriors such as Pericles and Lysander; artists, among them Aristophanes; and philosophers including Sophocles and Plato."
Carnage and culture : landmark battles in the rise of Western power by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through depictions of historic battles, the author exposes the connection between the West's superiority on the battlefield and its rise to world dominance, including controversial arguments ignited by the recent words of various historians
The Western way of war : infantry battle in classical Greece by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Western Way of War draws from an extraordinary range of sources to describe what actually took place on the battlefield. It is the first study to explore the actual mechanics of classical Greek battle from the vantage point of the infantryman - the brutal spear-thrusting, the difficulty of fighting in heavy bronze armor that made it hard to see and hear as well as to move, and the fear." "This account of what happened on the killing fields of the ancient Greeks shows that their style of armament and battle was contrived to minimize time and loss of life by making the battle experience decisive and appalling. Linking this new style of fighting to the rise of constitutional government, Hanson raises new issues and questions old assumptions about the history of war."--Jacket
Who killed Homer? : the demise of classical education and the recovery of Greek wisdom by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who Killed Homer? argues that if we lose our knowledge of the Greeks, we lose our understanding of who we are. With straightforward advice and informative reading lists, the authors present a highly useful primer for anyone who wants more knowledge of Classics, and thus of the beauty and perils of our own culture. For over two millennia in the West, familiarity with the literature, art, philosophy, and values of the Classical World has been synonymous with education itself. The traditions of the Greeks explain why Western Culture is so uniquely dynamic and why its tenets of democracy, capitalism, materialism, personal freedom, civil liberty, and constitutional government are now sweeping the globe. The failure of today's Classicists has meant that formal study of the origins of Western Culture is disappearing from American life at precisely the time when it is most needed to explain, guide, and warn the public about both the wonders and dangers of their own culture. This book explains what has been killed, who did it and why - and how we might still save Classics and the Greeks for another generation
Ripples of battle : how wars of the past still determine how we fight, how we live, and how we think by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how three important battles, Okinawa, Shiloh, and Delium, an obscure battle of the Peloponnesian War, changed the course of Western history
The wars of the ancient Greeks : and their invention of western military culture by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of warfare in Ancient Greece from the heroic age of the city-states to the coming of Rome, written for the interested general reader and the military enthusiast by the leading expert in the field."--Jacket
The soul of battle : from ancient times to the present day, how three great liberators vanquished tyranny by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Soul of Battle, Victor Davis Hanson, answers these questions in a new and startling way. Hanson offers three incredible stories - the sagas of history's greatest marches - that coalesce into a single powerful theory of men and war. Each story involves a democratic army pulled together on short notice, which marched deep into enemy territory to overthrow a government whose morality was fundamentally repugnant to its own. Each army stunned the world by covering many miles and capturing huge numbers of its demoralized foes. In all three cases, Hanson argues, conviction (more than firepower) made the difference against long odds. Hanson's conclusion has far-reaching consequences in our convictionless times: right makes might."--Jacket
The land was everything : letters from an American farmer by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today the tradition of muscular, self-effacing labor is quietly disappearing, as the last of America's independent farmers slowly fade away. When they have gone, what will we have lost? In The Land Was Everything, Victor Davis Hanson, an embattled fifth-generation California grape farmer and passionate, eloquent writer, answers this question by offering a final snapshot of the yeoman, his work, and his wisdom."--Jacket
An autumn of war : what America learned from September 11 and the war on terrorism by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 11, 2001, hours after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the author wrote an article in which he asserted that the United States, like it or not, was now at war and had the moral right to respond with force. This book, which opens with that first essay, will stimulate readers across the political spectrum to think more deeply about the attacks, the war, and their lessons for all of us
The father of us all : war and history, ancient and modern by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master historian explores how war has shaped our societies--and how societies shape warfare--from Ancient Greece to the present day, in a sweeping survey that offers profound lessons for facing today's conflicts
The savior generals : how five great commanders saved wars that were lost, from ancient Greece to Iraq by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the stories of Themistocles, Belisarius, William Tecumseh Sherman, Matthew Ridgway, and David Petraeus, evaluating their pivotal military roles and the controversies that marked their careers
Warfare and agriculture in classical Greece by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a systematic review of Greek agriculture and warfare and describes the relationship between these two important aspects of life in ancient communities. With careful attention to agronomic as well as military details, this researched study reveals the remarkable resilience of those farmland communities
Hoplites : the classical Greek battle experience by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines the life of the ancient Greek soldier, including use of commands, music in warfare, the use of "dog tags", and ritual sacrifice on the battlefield
Fields without dreams : defending the agrarian idea by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifth-generation vine and fruit grower, Hanson furnishes unsparing portraits of these vanishing agrarians through tales of their perseverance, pain, faith - and baser tendencies as well. Painting a vivid contrast between true agrarians and the corrupt routines of contemporary life, Hanson provides a brutally honest memoir that will contradict quaint notions of the family farm of movies and television. But out of this intimate essay on the trials of working the land emerges something of greater importance: a defense of the agrarian idea as central to the virtues that shaped America, rooted in both the principles of the ancient Greeks and the modern knowledge we hold true today
The end of Sparta : a novel by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping and deeply imagined historical novel, acclaimed classicist Victor Davis Hanson re-creates the battles of one of the greatest generals of ancient Greece, Epaminondas. At the Battle of Leuktra, his Thebans crushed the fearsome army of Sparta that had enslaved its neighbors for two centuries. We follow these epic historical events through the eyes of Mêlon, a farmer who has left his fields to serve with Epaminondas-swept up, against his better judgment, in the fever to spread democracy even as he yearns to return to his pastoral hillside. With a scholar's depth of knowledge and a novelist's vivid imagination, Hanson re-creates the ancient world down to its intimate details-from the weight of a spear in a soldier's hand to the peculiar camaraderie of a slave and master who go into battle side by side
The other Greeks : the family farm and the agrarian roots of western civilization by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonfire of the humanities : rescuing the classics in an impoverished age by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age, Hanson, Heath, and Thornton begin by unsparingly documenting the degeneration of classics. They also reveal the root causes of this decline. They point to academics themselves - their careerist ambitions, incessant self-promotion, and overspecialized, inaccessible work, among other things - as the source of the crisis, and call for a return to "academic populism," a method charaterized by approachable writing, selfless commitment to students and teaching, and respect for the legacy of freedom and democracy that the ancients bequeathed to the West."
Makers of ancient strategy : from the Persian wars to the fall of Rome by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Davis Hanson, a leading scholar of ancient military history, gathers prominent thinkers to explore key facets of warfare, strategy, and foreign policy in the Greco-Roman world. From the Persian Wars to the final defense of the Roman Empire, Makers of Ancient Strategy demonstrates that the military thinking and policies of the ancient Greeks and Romans remain surprisingly relevant for understanding conflict in the modern world."--Jacket
Between war and peace : lessons from Afghanistan to Iraq by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his acclaimed collection An Autumn of War, the scholar and military historian Victor Davis Hanson expressed powerful and provocative views of September 11 and the ensuing war in Afghanistan. Now, in these challenging new essays, he examines the world's ongoing war on terrorism, from America to Iraq, from Europe to Israel, and beyond. In direct language, Hanson portrays an America making progress against Islamic fundamentalism but hampered by the self-hatred of elite academics at home and the cynical self-interest of allies abroad. He sees a new and urgent struggle of evil against good, one that can fail only if "we convince ourselves that our enemies fight because of something we, rather than they, did." Whether it's a clear-cut defense of Israel as a secular democracy, a denunciation of how the U.N. undermines the U.S., a plea to drastically alter our alliance with Saudi Arabia, or a perception that postwar Iraq is reaching a dangerous tipping point, Hanson's arguments have the shock of candor and the fire of conviction. From the Trade Paperback edition
The other Greeks : the family farm and the agrarian roots of western civilization by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For generations, scholars have focused on the Greek city-state and its brilliant cosmopolitan culture as the ultimate source of the Western tradition in literature, philosophy, and politics. This passionate book leads us outside the city walls to the countryside, where the majority of the Greek citizenry lived, to find the true source of the cultural wealth of Greek civilization. Victor Hanson shows that the "Greek revolution" was not the rise of a free and democratic urban culture, but rather the historic innovation of the independent family farm."--Jacket
 
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A war like no other : how the Athenians and Spartans fought the Peloponnesian War
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Виктор Дейвис Хенсън

Віктор Дейвіс Генсон

핸슨, 빅터 데이비스

ヴィクター・デーヴィス・ハンソン

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Carnage and culture : landmark battles in the rise of Western powerThe Western way of war : infantry battle in classical GreeceWho killed Homer? : the demise of classical education and the recovery of Greek wisdomRipples of battle : how wars of the past still determine how we fight, how we live, and how we thinkThe wars of the ancient Greeks : and their invention of western military cultureThe soul of battle : from ancient times to the present day, how three great liberators vanquished tyrannyThe land was everything : letters from an American farmerAn autumn of war : what America learned from September 11 and the war on terrorism