The Invention of Peace

Reflections on War and International Order

By Michael Howard
Yale University Press, Hardcover, 9780300088663, 128pp.

Publication Date: February 2001

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In this elegantly written book, a preeminent military historian considers why war, in one form or another, continues unabated throughout history. "[Howard's] slim work beautifully explains both the horror and the fatal attraction of war".--William Shawcross, "Sunday Times" (London).

About the Author
Sir Michael Howard has held the Chair of War Studies at King's College London, the Chichele Chair of History of War and the Regius Chair of Modern History at Oxford, and the Robert A. Lovett Chair of Military and Naval History at Yale. His works include The Franco-Prussian War, The Causes of Wars, War and the Liberal Conscience, The Lessons of History, and War in European History. Together with Professor Peter Paret he edited and translated Clausewitz, On War.
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