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Three works on war - Otterbein Keith F., How War Began (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2004), xv + 292 pages. ISBN: 1-58544-330-1. Fry Douglas P., The Human Potential for Peace: An anthropological challenge to assumptions about war and violence (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), xvii + 365 pages. ISBN 0-19-518178-6. Gat Azar, War in Human Civilization (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), xv + 822 pages. ISBN 0-19-926213-6.

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