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Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win

By: Jeffrey Record

Price: $9.98

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd.: 2010

Seller ID: 103301

ISBN: 9789380177144

Condition: New


Beating Goliath examines the phenomenon of victories by the weak over the strong—more specifically, insurgencies that succeeded against great powers. Jeffrey Record reviews eleven insurgent wars from 1775 to the present and determines why the seemingly weaker side won. He concludes that external assistance correlates more consistently with insurgent success than any other explanation. He does not disparage the critical importance of will, strategy, and strong-side regime type or suggest that external assistance guarantees success. Indeed, in all cases, some combination of these factors is us... View more info