Story posted May 10, 2010
Winning at War: 7 Keys to Military Victory Throughout History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), by Chris Potholm, DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government, is reviewed in the May 9, 2010, edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram.
Reviewer William David Barry, a local historian and author, praises the book and its author, calling them "impressive" and "intriguing."
An excerpt from the review:
With admirable clarity of purpose, the author creates what he calls "the template of Mars," a "pattern in warfare that must be followed in order for one to be consistently successful in war."
Potholm uses the literary device of pleasing Mars, the Roman god of war, and reaping the rewards. One of the seven keys to pleasing Mars and winning a war, according to Potholm, is the belief that there will always be another war.