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William H. McNeill • 83 Items / 21 Books, 20 Articles, 42 Reviews
The Pursuit of Power (1982)
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Published Reviews
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    General (Review)
    The Pursuit of Power, by William Hardy McNeill
    1. The Pursuit of Power by William Hardy McNeill
    The American Historical Review, December 1983, p. 1239
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    Command Performances (Review)
    The Pursuit of Power, by William Hardy McNeill
    1. The Pursuit of Power by William Hardy McNeill
    The New York Review of Books, January 20, 1983, pp. 9-12
  3. Review Essays
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    The Arms Race in Historical Perspective (Review)
    The Pursuit of Power, by William Hardy McNeill
    1. The Pursuit of Power by William Hardy McNeill
    Orbis, Fall 1983, pp. 761-768
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    Mismanaging War & Morals (2 Reviews)
    The Pursuit of Power, by William Hardy McNeill
    1. The Pursuit of Power by William Hardy McNeill
    2. Moral Responsibility in Conflicts by James F. Childress
    Chronicles, July 1983, pp. 26-27
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    Power Shortage (2 Reviews)
    The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, by Paul Kennedy
    1. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy
    2. The Pursuit of Power by William Hardy McNeill
    The New Republic, February 29, 1988, pp. 34-37
  6. Books
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    Wars Ancient and Modern (3 Reviews)
    Miracle at Midway, by Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon, ...
    1. Miracle at Midway by Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon, ...
    2. War in the Falklands: The Full Story
    3. The Pursuit of Power by William Hardy McNeill
    The New Yorker, September 12, 1983, pp. 148-152
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    Weapons and War (3 Reviews)
    The Pursuit of Power, by William Hardy McNeill
    1. The Pursuit of Power by William Hardy McNeill
    2. Weapons of Tomorrow by Brian Beckett
    3. The New High-Ground by Thomas Karas
    The Public Interest, Summer 1984, pp. 142-147
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    Raiding The Vipers' Nest (3 Reviews)
    The Pursuit of Power, by William Hardy McNeill
    1. The Pursuit of Power by William Hardy McNeill
    2. We by Yevgeny I. Zamyatin
    3. The Unfinished Universe by Louise B. Young
    Reason, December 1996, p. 40
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    Between the Bomb & the Kremlin (12 Reviews)
    The Survival Option, by Ivan Tyrrell
    1. The Survival Option by Ivan Tyrrell
    2. War Plan UK by Duncan Campbell
    3. The Fate of the Earth by Jonathan Schell
    4. The Pursuit of Power by William Hardy McNeill
    5. Strategic Studies and Public Policy by Colin S. Gray
    6. The Birth of NATO by Nicholas Henderson
    7. Global Collective Security in the 1980s by Geoffrey Stewart-Smith
    8. The Global Politics of Arms Sales by Andrew J. Pierre
    9. The Uncertain Ally by Michael Chichester and John Wilkinson
    10. Strategic Weapons by Norman Polmar
    11. Weapons of Tomorrow by Brian Beckett
    12. War Facts Now by Christopher Campbell
    Encounter, March 1983, pp. 75-78