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  • Author:
    Col. Matthew Moten
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    978-1439194614
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    Free Press (January 11, 2011)
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    384 pages
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Now in paperback, Between War and Peace is a set of essays devoted to the shadowy ground on which the .

Now in paperback, Between War and Peace is a set of essays devoted to the shadowy ground on which the guns have ceased their roar. This book is strongly recommended. Its service is not so much to offer easy or clear "answers," but to point toward hard but necessary questions at an important moment in history. 6 people found this helpful.

Between War and Peace book I feel this book helped me to understand my nation and its place in the world.

Between War and Peace book. I feel this book helped me to understand my nation and its place in the world. Sep 16, 2012 Tony is currently reading it.

Matthew Moten, a professor of history at West Point, Between War and Peace explores the endings of fourteen American wars, from the Revolution to the first Gulf War. Here, with incisive insight, narrative flourish, and strategic detail, some of America’s leading historians examine th. . Here, with incisive insight, narrative flourish, and strategic detail, some of America’s leading historians examine the progress of America’s wars: their initial aims-often quite different from their ends-their predominant strategies, their final campaigns, the painful journeys out of war, and the ramifications of the wars’ ends for the nation’s future

But Between War and Peace has plunged into much deeper waters than First Battles. Between War and Peace stands on its own, and possibly alone.

But Between War and Peace has plunged into much deeper waters than First Battles. Indeed Colonel Moten’s preface never mentions the earlier book. General Dempsey says in his foreword that the book is a wholly original and important contribution to military history and theory, and he is correct. This might be the first official publication of the American Army where the chilly wind of postmodern uncertainty is not only acknowledged, but embraced.

Personal Name: Moten, Matthew, 1960 . On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book

Personal Name: Moten, Matthew, 1960-. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book.

Matthew Moten, a professor of history at West Point, Between War and Peace .

Matthew Moten, a professor of history at West Point, Between War and Peace explores the endings of fourteen American wars, from the Revolution to the first Gulf Wa.

Now in paperback, Between War and Peace is "a set of essays devoted to the shadowy ground on which the guns have .

The book presents fifteen essays by leading American historians, each of which deals in fascinating detail with the aims of these wars, their predominant strategies, their final campaigns, the course and causes of termination, and their ramifications for the nation's future.

Library descriptions. Military Academy historian analyzes America's exit strategies in conflicts ranging from the American Revolution to the Gulf War, providing fifteen essays by leading authorities to offer insight into each war's goals, campaigns, and legacies.

While Between War and Peace strives to avoid analyzing the prob-lems of the past through the lens of current .

While Between War and Peace strives to avoid analyzing the prob-lems of the past through the lens of current concerns in Iraq and Afghan-istan, both of these essays deftly chal-lenge that goal. Although Between War and Peace suf-fers slightly from the awkwardness of forcing so many perspectives into a common essay structure, it is, on bal-ance, an excellent piece of policy and strategy literature. In addition, each es-say stands on its own and can be incor-porated into any study of military his-tory or American policy-making.

Between war and peace. How America Ends Its Wars. War has its uses, as the various contributors to this anthology show, from the conquest of land and resources to the removal of a threat real or perceived.

An emperor bows abjectly before his conquerors on the deck of a battleship. As smoke yet rises from a bloody battlefield, a dejected general proffers his sword to his victorious opponent. Frock-coated ministers exchange red leather–bound treaty books in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. These are iconic images of war’s end, but even when they are historically accurate, they conceal more than they convey. Not all wars end decisively. Indeed, the endings of most wars are messy, complicated, inconclusive, and deeply intriguing. As the United States attempts to extricate itself from two long and costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nothing could be more relevant than a look back at the ways America has ended its major conflicts in the past. It is a topic that has been curiously overlooked. Edited and with an introduction by Col. Matthew Moten, a professor of history at West Point, Between War and Peace explores the endings of fourteen American wars, from the Revolution to the first Gulf War. Here, with incisive insight, narrative flourish, and strategic detail, some of America’s leading historians examine the progress of America’s wars: their initial aims—often quite different from their ends—their predominant strategies, their final campaigns, the painful journeys out of war, and the ramifications of the wars’ ends for the nation’s future. This timely and important book confronts one of the most pressing issues of our time: how do we end conflict and how do we deal with the country we are leaving behind? As recent history has shown, an “exit strategy,” though it’s sometimes neglected, can be as important a piece of military strategy as any. Taken together, these essays break new historical and theoretical ground, building on our current understanding of America’s history in ways that few studies have done before. A formidable enterprise of historical collaboration, Between War and Peace takes readers inside the climactic moments of America’s wars, offering a penetrating look at the past in hopes of illuminating future debates that will determine the nation’s course between war and peace.

ZloyGenii
This is an excellent book. There are 15 chapters. Each chapter is an historical example written by an authority in the field. You can read the entire book from cover to cover, which i did, or you can read a chapter as a stand alone for a particular war or period of history. My specialty is in insurgency and counterinsurgency and so I added this as a personal filter and highlight as I read each chapter.

The purpose of this book is " to examine how America's major conflicts have ended. The issue is of immense political and strategic import."

From the Introduction: "war is never - or never should be - an end itself. Wars are fought to achieve results that political leaders decide cannot be gained by persuasion, negotiation or threat....So it is curious that in all the hundreds of books on war and military history, the manner and results of war's end have seldom been addressed in a rigorous and systematic fashion."
Ndlaitha
Not quite what I expected, but a good read, especially the item on Iraq. But, the book is good history. Perhaps a better read would be "How Wars End" by Gordon Rose.
Xtreem
Begin with the end in mind....

So obvious--yet so often overlooked in the stampede into wars....

This book is the work of a first-rate group of professors and practitioners, focusing on the question: "How has the Untied States ended its wars, and how well has it accomplished its political aims and strategic goals in the past?"

With 14 case studies, from the American Revolution through the ongoing war in Iraq, the authors offer differing points of view but share a strong sense of history and practical insight.

This book is strongly recommended. Its service is not so much to offer easy or clear "answers," but to point toward hard but necessary questions at an important moment in history.
Lightbinder
Students of American military history will find the list of contributors to this collection of essays very familiar. That's because Colonel Moten has assembled a dream team of military historians to examine war from a fresh new perspective. I admit to skipping ahead to Coffman's chapter on World War I before going back to read the rest of the book. That's because I've used so much of his work in my own biography of Pershing's operations officer, MG Fox Conner. I recommend readers begin by spending a great deal of time studying Roger Spiller's introductory essay and the six propositions he lays out about the history of war termination. Afterwards, one can read the remaining essays from cover to cover, or treat this valuable resource as a buffet, with each chapter representing a concise summary of the war in question. Politicians and their advisors should keep this book handy on their shelves for ready reference.

Ed Cox
Author of Grey Eminence: Fox Conner and the Art of Mentorship