ANDRZEJEWSKI, Stanislaw. Military Organization and Society … with a foreword by A.R. Radcliffe-Brown. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, .
8vo. Original cloth with dustwrappers (not price-clipped); pp. xiv, 195, folding table at the end, diagram in the text; apart from very light marking to wrappers a very good copy, printed on high-quality eggshell paper.
First edition. Published in Karl Mannheim's International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction series, this comparative study analyzes the impact of war on societies and the influence of military organization on social life. This is the Polish-British sociologist's first book. After having been taken POW by the Soviets in 1939 and fighting with the Western Allies in the Anders Army Andrzeiewski directed his energy against what he called 'pretentious nebulous verbosity' endemic in social sciences.