Title MACHINE AGE ARMIES.
Publisher Abelard-Schuman, New York, 1968, first edition.
Seller ID 23693
237 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps/battle plans, photographs. "Citing examples from both World Wars, the Korean War and Vietnam, the author shows how the concept of material destruction of the enemy through attrition warfa re has prevailed in official thinking, despite the persistent lesson of negligible achievement at enormous cost. In his discussion of present trends in machine warfare, he emphasizes the vital importance of army-air mobility, at present bein g p i o n e ered in the U.S.A. The twentieth-century phenomenon of machine warfare has highlighted mankind's alarming slowness in adapting its military ideology to technological innovations. (This book) provides an authoritative and absorbing ins ig h t in to t hi s basic aspect of human behaviour, and stresses the need for fuller study by psychologists of armed group conflict." Two small surface areas of surface paper loss on contents page, tiny corner bump on rear board, minor edge wear. D us t jac ket li ght rubbing/soiling, very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears, minor browning. Very Good+/Very Good-