BCA ed., 1995. Vi + 408 pp., cold., frontis., + numerous cold., + b&w photo-ills., + ills., maps & plans. D.j., 25 x 21cm. Spine of d.j., faded o/w FINE. This book provides a detailed and highly visual account of war in the West from antiquity to the present day and is unique among works of its type because of its close integration of text and image and its controversial thesis that war in western societies has followed a unique path leading to western dominance of the globe. Superbly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, many of which are in full colour ' this is a superb reference.