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The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865 (Campaigns and Commanders)
Robert Russell Mackey
University of Oklahoma Press
The Upper SouthArkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginiawas the scene of the most destructive war ever fought on American soil. Contending armies swept across the region from the outset of the Civil War until its end, marking their passage at Pea Ridge, Shiloh, Perryville, and Manassas. Alongside this much-studied conflict, the Confederacy also waged an irregular war, based on nineteenth-century principles of unconventional warfare. In ...
Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam: Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife
Armies are invariably accused of preparing to fight the last war. Nagl examines how armies learn during the course of conflicts for which they are initially unprepared in organization, training, and mindset. He compares the development of counterinsurgency doctrine and practice in the Malayan Emergency from 1948-1960 with that developed in the Vietnam Conflict from 1950-1975, through use of archival sources and interviews with participants in ...
Carrying the War to the Enemy: American Operational Art to 1945 (Campaigns and Commanders Series)
Michael R. Matheny
Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd)
Surprising new evidence of operational art among U.S. commanders in World War II Military commanders turn tactics into strategic victory by means of operational art, the knowledge and creative imagination commanders and staff employ in designing, synchronizing, and conducting battles and major operations to achieve strategic goals. Until now, historians of military theory have generally agreed that modern operational art developed between the ...
What Time Forgets: The Daughters of Ard Creggan
K. E. Redmond
Seers and cutthroat politicians, technocrats and a warrior class, jockey for power in a world where memories imperil the future. A soldier and a determined young woman, adversaries with their own secrets, ally to find the key that will avert a terrible reckoning on their world. A prophecy takes them from a mercenary’s stronghold to an oracle’s decaying temple, on to a monastery’s long-buried secrets and, finally, to a violent confrontation ...
War in the Modern World
The Johns Hopkins University Press
From the Renaissance to the Cold War, the definitive survey of the social, political, military, and technological aspects of modern warfare returns to print in a new paperback edition. Topics include land and sea warfare from the Renaissance to the neoclassical age; the Anglo-American military tradition; the French Revolution and Napoleon; the Industrial Revolution and war; and the First and Second World Wars and their aftermath.
Roots of Strategy Book: 4 Military Classics : The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783, Some ...
Col. David Jablonsky
5 x 8, 4 b/w photos Selections from four legends in maritime and air strategy: Mahan, Corbett, Douhet and Mitchell Introduction by noted military strategist and author David Jablonsky David Jablonsky has compiled the best writings of four of the most influential theorists of naval and air power in the past century. Alfred Thayer Mahans Influence of Sea Power Upon History, Julian Corbetts Some Principles of Maritime Strategy, Guilio Douhets ...
Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945
Oxford University Press, USA
This intellectual history examines the reception of Carl von Clausewitz's military theories in Britain and the United States. In the first comprehensive study of the literature, Christopher Bassford argues that the impact of Clausewitzian theory has been underestimated and he follows the trail of Clausewitzian influence from pre-1873 Britain to 1945. Bassford finds that among those who explicitly discussed Clausewitz and his theories were ...
Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press
Karl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) is considered by many to have been one of the greatest writers on war. His study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as "not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war." It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains ...
Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered (Woodrow ...
Jon Tetsuro Sumida
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Between 1890 and 1913, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan published a series of books on naval warfare in the age of sail, which won a wide readership in his own day and established his reputation as the founder of modern strategic history. But Mahan's two principal arguments have been gravely misunderstood ever since, according to Jon Tetsuro Sumida. Instead of representing Mahan as an advocate of national naval supremacy, Sumida shows him asserting ...
Elements of Military Art and Science: Fully Illustrated
Major General Wager Halleck
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
At the time of the US Civil War this was THE military manual. There are two reasons this book is read, for those interested in historical military and tactical history, and for survivalists who are looking for a 'How to' book on military tactics, engineering, coastal defenses, etc, if the US falls back into a nearly non-technological country. This is Gen. H. W. Halleck's instructional textbook on the art and science of war -- used in military ...
Under the Shadow of Napoleon: French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from Independence to the Eve of ...
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