Originally published in 1960, in The Edge of War Georgetown University associate professor and author James David Atkinson provides an examination of both the Western and Communist approaches to war. He also covers the evolution of unconventional war, and includes case histories of Guatemala and the stand-up of the Shah of Iran.
"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to state my agreement with Dr. Atkinson's general thesis and especially his observation that `warfare of the latter part of the 20th Century is, above all, a battle of the spirit, of ideas, and of the human will.' This battle will be fought in the hearts, in the minds, and in the souls of men everywhere. It is hoped that this book will serve to awaken many to this fact."Adm. Arleigh A. Burke