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Martin Van Creveld On Men, Women And War, Robert J. Bunker Jan 2002

Martin Van Creveld On Men, Women And War, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

I was at first apprehensive when approached about writing a review essay on Martin van Creveld’s new book, Men, Women & War: Do Women Belong in the Front Line?¹ The topic was not a key interest of mine, and more pressing real-world needs required my attention. While the sporadic conversations I have had with van Creveld over the last couple of years made me aware of his growing interest and deep fascination with the topic of women in general, this work seemed a diversion from his repertoire of such seminal works as Supplying War: Logistics from Wallerstein to Patton; Command in War; and Technology in War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present.² Luckily, I relented and decided that I should expand my knowledge base by reading van Creveld’s book. As I read and reflected on his new text, I realized that by following his instincts he has once again created a unique work.