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Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis HansonBorn: 5-Sep-1953
Birthplace: Selma, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Carnage and Culture

Received a lottery number of 354 in the 1972 Vietnam draft.

Father: William Frank Hanson
Mother: Pauline Davis Hanson (b. 1922, d. 1989)
Brother: Alfred (twin)
Brother: Nels
Wife: Cara (three children)

    High School: Selma High School, Selma, CA
    University: BA Classics, University of California at Santa Cruz (1975)
    University: PhD Classics, Stanford University (1980)
    Professor: California State University Fresno (1984-)

    National Review Online Columnist
    Claremont Institute Fellow (2002-)
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Hoover Institution Senior Fellow
    National Humanities Medal 2007
    Swedish Ancestry

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Author of books:
Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece (1983)
The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece (1989)
The Other Greeks: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization (1995)
Fields Without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Ideal (1996)
Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom (1998, with John Heath)
The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny (1999)
The Wars of the Ancient Greeks (1999)
The Land Was Everything: Letters from an American Farmer (2000)
Bonfire of the Humanities (2001, with John Heath & Bruce Thornton)
Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power (2001)
An Autumn of War: What America Learned from September 11 and the War on Terrorism (2002)
Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (2003)
Ripples of Battle: How Wars Fought Long Ago Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live, and How We Think (2003)
Between War and Peace: Lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq (2004)
A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War (2005)

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