In the School of War, Paperback / softback Book

In the School of War Paperback / softback

Part of the Studies in War, Society, and the Military series


Fort Leavenworth, where Roger J. Spiller taught the army's finest for twenty-five years, is indeed a "school of war." There, among military professionals who had experienced war firsthand, Spiller honed his remarkable skills as an analyst and historian, scholar and teacher-skills that have made him one of the best-known and respected military historians of our day.

This volume brings together Spiller's original and thought-provoking explorations of wars big and small and armies glorified and ignored.

For each of these essays-whether on urban warfare or the Vietnam syndrome, battlefield psychology or the making of military history, and underrated vs. overrated generals-Spiller revisits his topic and his thinking, bringing fresh insight and a new context to an incomparable body of work.

In the School of War further reveals the complex relationship between past and present in an understanding of the nature of war.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 428 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9780803228160



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