Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Walsh, Chris.

Title Cowardice : a Brief History
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Introduction; CHAPTER 1: Profiles in Cowardice: A Shadow History of the Home of the Brave; CHAPTER 2: Of Arms and Men; CHAPTER 3: The Ways of Excessive Fear; CHAPTER 4: Duty-Bound; CHAPTER 5: The Rise of the Therapeutic; CHAPTER 6: So Long a File: Cowardice Away from War; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; Index
Summary Coward. It's a grave insult, likely to provoke anger, shame, even violence. But what exactly is cowardice? When terrorists are called cowards, does it mean the same as when the term is applied to soldiers? And what, if anything, does cowardice have to do with the rest of us? Bringing together sources from court-martial cases to literary and film classics such as Dante's Inferno, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Thin Red Line, Cowardice recounts the great harm that both cowards and the fear of seeming cowardly have done, and traces the idea of cowardice's power to its evolutionary roots. But
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Courage -- History.
Cowardice -- History.
Emotions -- History.
Fear -- History.
Fear -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 140085203X (electronic bk.)
9781400852031 (electronic bk.)