These short passages provide examples of the scope and depth of material contained in Bevin Alexander’s books.

Rules of War

The principles that guide warfare have not changed since prehistoric times. They are based on the enduring fact that war, like all force exerted by humans on other humans, seeks to compel an enemy to do what he does not want to do. Read Rules of War excerpts >>

Early Wars

These examples range from ancient Greece and Alexander the Great to wars into the early nineteenth century. Read Early Wars excerpts >>

Napoleonic Wars

The conflicts that raged from the French Revolution in 1789 to Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815 reveal immense changes in warfare and the profound effect that military genius can have on history. Read Napoleonic Wars excerpts >>

Civil War

This bitter fraternal conflict affected the psyche of the American people deeply while new weapons and new techniques that appeared in it marked a revolution in warfare. Read Civil War excerpts >>

World War I

In this terrible war leaders did not recognize the power of new weapons and new techniques and killed or maimed most of a generation of European youth in hopeless battles. Read World War I excerpts >>

World War II

The vicious aggression of Adolf Hitler and Japanese militarists caused this, the world’s most dreadful war, made worse by democratic leaders who appeased these killers while they were still weak and hesitant. Read World War II excerpts >>

Korean War

America stopped Communist North Korea from conquering South Korea, but China thwarted our effort to merge North and South Korea into a single state. Read Korean War excerpts >>

Cold War

America’s policy of containing the Soviet Union forced the Communists to devote most of their strength in countering our power. The task was too great for the rigid Soviet economy, and it collapsed in 1991. Read Cold War excerpts >>

Terror & Future Wars

Inerrant and extremely powerful modern weapons and Islamic fundamentalist terrorists who are using guerrilla tactics to avoid these weapons delineate the wars we must fight in the future. These two factors have created a new revolution in warfare. Read Terror & Future Wars excerpts >>

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