The Short Victorious War


The families who rule the People's Republic of Haven are in trouble. What they need is a short, victorious war to unite the people and fill the treasury. It's a card they've played often, and won. But this time they're up against Captain Honor Harrington and a Royal Manticoran Navy that's prepared to give them a war they'll never forget.

Cover art by Lauerence Schwinger

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, January 2000

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Copyright © 1994 by David Weber

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"What this country needs is a short, victorious war to stem the tide of revolution."

V.K. Plehve, Russian Minister of the Interior
to General A.N. Kuroparfon, Minister of
War, 200 Ante-Diaspora (1903 C.E.),
on the eve of the Russo-Japanese War

"The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions."

Robert Lynd
(224-154 Ante-Diaspora)