Century of War

Politics, Conflict, and Society Since 1914

Over the last three decades the historian Gabriel Kolko has redefined the way we look at modern warfare and its social and political effects. Century of War gives us a masterly synthesis of the effects of war on civilian populations and the political results of these traumatizing experiences in the twentieth century.


“Gabriel Kolko [is] the foremost modern historian of war and its political consequences.”
—John Gittings, The Guardian
“The totality of his argument is persuasive. I hope that many leaders and formers of public opinion will take the trouble to read this book, as it makes a crucial contribution to thinking about the readiness of war and its aftermath.”
Toronto Globe & Mail

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The New Press Remembers Gabriel Kolko (1932–2014)

The New Press remembers author Gabriel Kolko who passed away on May 19, 2014, in Amsterdam.

Books by Gabriel Kolko

Anatomy of a War
Vietnam, the United States, and the Modern Historical Experience

Gabriel Kolko

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