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The Shortest History of War

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About the author

London-based Gwynne Dyer is an admired journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs. His documentary television series on the history of war was nominated for an Academy Award; his twice-weekly column on international affairs …

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Praise for The Shortest History of War

‘Provocative and very well argued, with an “aha!” moment on every page.’ —Kirkus

‘Entirely convincing … at once a valuable historical treatise and a fervent and compelling call toward pacifism.’ —Publisher’s Weekly

‘Ranges over the terrain of history, sparkling with insight and digressions ... brilliant’ —Seattle Times