Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

The Soul of Battle

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“He has written groundbreaking, indispensable books…. In THE SOUL OF BATTLE, he widens the scope of his inquiry to discuss, in rich and fascinating detail, three campaigns…. [A] brilliant and engrossing book.”—Bernard Knox, The New York Times Book Review

“An eloquent reminder that democracies under great captains, facing enemies challenging the essence of their cultures, cam make war at levels beyond the worst nightmares of their warrior opponents.”—Publishers Weekly

“[A] stirring tale in highly wrought prose…a superb book forcefully argued and narrated, profoundly meditated, boldly and fruitfully at odds with contemporary political morality….He illuminates this subject like few other recent writers.”—Boston Globe

“THE SOUL OF BATTLE is a tour de force.”—Barry Gewen, The New York Times Book Review

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About Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture.