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The Short Victorious War


The Short Victorious War is a science fiction novel by American writer David Weber, first published in 1994. It is the third book in the Honor Harrington series. Its title comes from a quotation by Vyacheslav von Plehve in reference to the Russo-Japanese War: "What this country needs is a short, victorious war to stem the tide of revolution." That quotation is one of the novel's two epigraphs; the other is a quotation from Robert Wilson Lynd: "The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions."
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part of the series: Cycle Honor Harrington
series ordinal: 3
original title: The Short Victorious War
language: English
date of publication: 1994
genre: military science fiction novel
follows: The Honor of the Queen




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