Harvard University Press, New York, NY, U.S.A. (2006), 2006. Hardcover. Collectible, Fine/Near Fine. Royal octavo, hardcover, fine in near fine black pictorial dj. first edition, first printing, In case studies ranging from the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and the current War on Terror, the authors show that much of what we accept about international politics and world history is not what it seems--and why, in a time when citizens offer or withdraw support based on an imagined view of the outcome rather than the result on the ground, perceptions of success or failure can shape the results of wars, the fate of leaders, and the "lessons" we draw from history. 345 pp. including index.