Jasen J. Castillo, Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014.


  • Quentin Holbert Memorial University of Newfoundland


Since the earliest thinkers of ancient Greece and China, theorists have speculated about the nature of warfare; what drives men to war, what determines victory, and what are the implications of victory or defeat? Theorists from Sun Tzu to Carl Von Clausewitz all offered theories about the conduct of warfare with changing political and technological environments. Jasen J. Castillo offers his piece, Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion, to the millennia-long dialogue and proposes his theories on how armies stay cohesive when facing dire situations.

Author Biography

Quentin Holbert, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Quentin Holbert is an independent researcher currently completing advanced undergraduate studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His areas of specialization are modern military history, with a focus on First World War tactical doctrine, as well as war and memory in the British Empire. His current research focuses on peripheral fronts during the First World War, and he has written and presented work on the conduct of warfare along peripheral fronts. His honours thesis focuses on the lack of collective memory for British forces in East Africa during the First World War, and why this campaign is largely forgotten in British collective memory after the mid-1920s.






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