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Author Kagan, Donald.
Title On the origins of war and the preservation of peace / Donald Kagan.
Imprint New York : Doubleday, 1995.

Author Kagan, Donald.
Subject War -- History.
Military history.
Description xiv, 606 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents The Peloponnesian War 43l-404 B.C. -- The First World War 1914-1918 -- Hannibal's War : the Second Punic War 218-201 B.C. -- The Second World War 1939-1945 -- The Cuban missile crisis.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0385423748 : $30.00
OCLC # 30399247
Table of Contents
1The Peloponnesian War 431-404 B.C.15
  The Hegemonic Powers and Their Alliances19
  The Origin of the Rivalry27
  The Peace31
  Testing the Peace34
  The Crisis37
  The Crisis Widens41
  The Decision for War: Sparta51
  The Decision for War: Athens59
  The Outbreak of War67
  The Causes of the War68
2The First World War 1914-191881
  The Emergence of Germany and the Challenge to the Old Order83
  The European Powers85
  Bismarck's Era100
  The Character of the Peace114
  Testing the Peace119
  The Road to War145
  The Final Crisis183
  The Causes of the War205
3Hannibal's War: The Second Punic War 218-201 B.C.232
  The Nature of the Opponents234
  The Origins of the First Punic War248
  The Peace252
  Testing the Peace256
  The Accession of Hannibal260
  The Crisis262
  The Causes of the War269
4The Second World War 1939-1945281
  The End of the First World War281
  The Peace285
  Testing the Peace, 1919-1933297
  The Road to War334
  The Causes of the War413
5The Cuban Missile Crisis437
  The Cold War437
  Khrushchev Comes to Power447
  Castro and Cuba452
  Khrushchev versus Kennedy456
  The Causes of the Crisis546
 Selected Bibliography575

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