Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

The Western Way of War

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Book Reviews

From reviews of the first edition:

“[Hanson’s] vivid style and meticulous combing of the ancient literary, archaeological, and epigraphical sources have produced a near masterpiece of historical imagination and reconstruction. . . . Masterful and gripping.”–Journal of Interdisciplinary History

“A small masterpiece of style and scholarship.”–The Economist

“[Hanson] has opened up a whole new way of looking at classical Greek war-fare. . . . The study of Greek warfare can never be quite the same again.”–Journal of Hellenic Studies

“Enthralling. . . . One closes this book wishing that its final verdict was as well known as more familiar tenets of Greek wisdom.”–Christopher Hitchens, Newsday

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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.