This Splendid Game offers a unique close-up examination of seminal U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and gubernatorial elections—and one referendum vote—in Maine. Potholm focuses especially on the dynamics of candidates' and groups' use of polling and the media.
The third book in Professor Christian Potholm’s war trilogy (which includes Winning at War and War Wisdom), Understanding War provides a most workable bibliography dealing with the vast literature on war and warfare. As such, it provides insights into over 3000 works on this overwhelmingly extensive material. Understanding War is thus the most comprehensive annotated bibliography available today. Moreover, by dividing war material into eighteen overarching themes of analysis and fifty seminal topics, and focusing on these, Understanding War enables the reader to access and understand the broadest possible array of materials across both time and space, beginning with the earliest forms of warfare and concluding with the contemporary situation. Stimulating and thought-provoking, this volume is essential for an understanding of the breadth and depth of the vast scholarship dealing with war and warfare through human history and across cultures.
As a Maine Guide for 20 years and a hunter and fisherman since childhood, Christian Potholm knows the woods and waters of Maine from the coast to the North Woods. He brings it all to life with these humorous tales, astonishing and intriguing characters, and real-life dialogue. These are authentic, how-they-talk, what-they-do, Maine hunting and fishing stories with Maine guides, wardens, and sports, all presented in full blossom. Steeped in the old-time lore of the Maine outdoors, these yarns do more than capture hunting and fishing tradition in Maine, they also bring to life the rural subculture with all its time honored values and real people.
In Winning at War, Christian Potholm explains how seven variables_technology, sustained ruthlessness, discipline, receptivity to innovation, protection of military capital from civilians and rulers, will, and the belief that there will always be another war_have served as predictors of military success over time and across cultures. He provides case studies of their implementation, from ancient battles to today.
War Wisdom looks at the way societies and cultures throughout history have viewed warfare and contrary to many assumptions about warfare, the author finds a dozen key themes which are duplicated across time, space, countries and peoples. Students of military history will find these themes both surprising and illuminating.