War and human nature by Stephen Peter Rosen

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .

Written in English

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  • War -- Psychological aspects

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementStephen Peter Rosen.
LC ClassificationsU21.2 .R638 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3692689M
ISBN 100691116008
LC Control Number2003065590

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