The Shortest History of War

From slings and arrows to cyberwarfare, conflict is innate to human nature despite the peace much of the modern world now enjoys. In the latest addition to the bestselling ‘shortest history’ series, historian Gwynne Dyer summarises the story of conflict from the dawn of man to today. He also asks – with the looming threat of climate change and superpower rivalry – what can be done to stop the wars of the future.

The Shortest History of War, Gwynne Dyer, Old Street, £12.99 (hbk), ISBN 978-1910400845.