Robert Edgerton is Professor-in-Residence in Psychiatry and Anthropology at UCLA.
Preface; Foreword; 1. Women at War; 2. "They Fought Like Lions": African Warriors; 3. "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and Other Bloody Wars; 4. The Alamo and the Mexican War; 5. The War of 1812, Waterloo, the American Civil War, Algeria; 6. Vietnam, Iraq and Korea; 7. The Aztecs, Mayans and Inca; 8. India and Tibet: "Valor Triumphs"; 9. Small Societies Around the World; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.