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Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow in classics and military history at the Hoover Institution, and is the author, most recently, of The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern (Bloomsbury, 2010) and the novel The End of Sparta (Bloomsbury, 2011).

In The New Atlantis

The World’s Most Popular Gun

Number 32 ~ Summer 2011

Military Technology and American Culture

Number 1 ~ Spring 2003


  • The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern (Bloomsbury Press, 2010)
  • The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece (University of California Press, 2009)
  • How The Obama Administration Threatens Our National Security (Encounter Books, 2009)
  • War, Ancient and Modern: What the Conflicts of the Past Teach Us about the Fighting of Today (Lectures on National Security Affairs) (Institute of Governmental Studies Press, 2007)
  • A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War (Random House, 2005)
  • Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Smithsonian History of Warfare) (Harper Perennial, 2006)
  • Between War and Peace: Lessons from Afghanistan to Iraq (Random House, 2004)
  • Ripples of Battle: How Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think (Doubleday, 2003)
  • Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (Encounter Books, 2003)
  • Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power (Doubleday, 2001)
  • An Autumn of War: What America Learned from September 11 and the War on Terrorism (Anchor, 2002)
  • Who Killed Homer: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom (Encounter, Books 1998)
  • The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny (Anchor, 1999)
  • The Land Was Everything: Letters from an American Farmer (Free Press, 2000)
  • Co-author, with John Heath and Bruce S. Thornton, Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2000)
  • The Other Greeks: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization (Free Press, 1995)
  • Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece (University of California Press, 1998)
  • Fields Without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Ideal (Free Press, 1997)