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Erickson, Edward J. 1950-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 5,677 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Personal narratives‡vTurkish  Diaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Edward J Erickson
Defeat in detail : the Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913 by Edward J Erickson( )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Also included are a definitive appendix about Ottoman military aviation and a summary of the Turks' efforts to incorporate the lessons learned from the war into their military structure in 1914"--Jacket
A military history of the Ottomans : from Osman to Atatürk by Mesut Uyar( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a survey based on Ottoman and Turkish interpretations of how a nomadic society developed a professional military institution that would play a significant role in world history from 1300-1918. The book focuses the revolutions in military affairs and transformations that enabled the Ottomans to field an effective fighting machine
Ordered to die : a history of the Ottoman army in the First World War by Edward J Erickson( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first general history in English of the Ottoman Army in the First World War, Ordered to Die is based on newly available Turkish archival and official sources. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Ottoman Army performed astonishingly well in the field and managed to keep fighting until the end of the war, long after many other armies had quit the field. It fought a multi-front war against sophisticated and capable enemies, including Great Britain, France, and Russia. Erickson challenges conventional thinking about Ottoman war aims, Ottoman military effectiveness, and the influence of German assis
Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I : a Comparative Study by Edward J Erickson( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines how the Ottoman Army was able to evolve and maintain a high level of overall combat effectiveness despite the primitive nature of the Ottoman State during the First World War
The Euphrates triangle : security implications of the Southeastern Anatolia project by Frederick M Lorenz( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 4,000 years, lands irrigated by the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers have been the scene of violent conflict. History has been shaped by geography and, in particular, by access to water. The Southeastern Anatolia Project (Guneydogu Anadolu Projesi, or GAP) is a major reclamation and hydropower project that has been a Turkish Government priority since 1961. When complete, the 22-dam project will irrigate an additional 1.7 million hectares (about 4.2 million acres) in southeast Turkey. The GAP has direct consequences for Iraq and Syria. Both countries are heavily dependent on the waters of the Tigris and the Euphrates, and the impact of the project could ultimately reduce the flow of fresh water to Syria and to Iraq. These transboundary water issues have the potential to further destabilize an already tense region as the GAP approaches full development in the next 20 years. A 1988 article in U.S. News and World Report described a frightening scenario: November 12, 1993. War erupted throughout the Middle East today in a desperate struggle for dwindling water supplies. Iraqi forces, attempting to smash a Syrian blockade, launched massive attacks on the Euphrates River valley. Syria answered with missile attacks on Baghdad. The envisioned scenario has not materialized some 10 years after its dire prediction, but security conditions in the Tigris-Euphrates basin are unstable and the potential for "water wars" is still present. Resource scarcity is an important factor in any security analysis, and the realm of environmental security is subject to renewed debate in the United States. This book explores the relationship between regional security and the river environment of the Tigris-Euphrates basin. The focus will be on Turkey, because a review of Turkish history, politics, and military capability is central to an understanding of the security issues concerning the GAP. (8 figures)
Strategic water : Iraq and security planning in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin by Frederick M Lorenz( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ottomans and Armenians : a study in counterinsurgency by Edward J Erickson( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a military history of Armenian insurrection in the Ottoman Empire from 1890-1915 and the evolution of an Ottoman counterinsurgency response. It describes the growth and activities of the Armenian revolutionary committees in the context of empire-wide insurgency. At the beginning of the First World War, the Ottoman government believed that the Armenian revolutionary committees directly threatened the empire's military lines of communications which were weakened by the concentration of the Ottoman army on the front lines away from the empire's core areas. In 1915, the Ottoman government pursued a counterinsurgency campaign against the Armenian revolutionary committees from a position of constrained resources, resulting in a strategy of population relocation explicitly designed to separate insurgents from a base of support in a narrowly defined area. Using archival sources, the book establishes a comprehensive framework for understanding why the Ottoman state relocated the Armenian population of six Anatolian provinces in 1915 but did not relocate Armenians living elsewhere in the empire"--
Gallipoli : the Ottoman campaign by Edward J Erickson( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Erickson, in this perspective new study, concentrates on the Ottoman side of the campaign. He looks in detail at the Ottoman Army -- at its structure, tactics, and deployment -- and at the conduct of the commanders who served it so well. His pioneering work complements the extensive literature on other aspects of the Gallipoli Battle, in particular those accounts that have focused on the experience of the British, Australians, and New Zealanders"--Jacket
Gallipoli : Command Under Fire by Edward J Erickson( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unique among First World War campaigns, the fighting at Gallipoli brought together modern amphibious assault and multi-national combined operations. The campaign became, perhaps, the greatest 'what if' of the war. If the grand strategy had been successful, it might have led to the ending of the war two years early on allied terms. This might have avoided the bloodletting of 1916-18, save Tsarist Russia from revolution and side-stepped the disastrous Treaty of Versailles—in effect, altering the course of the entire 20th century. This study seeks to explain why the allies were thwarted through an examination of the operational and campaign level decision and actions that drove the conduct of the campaign. It departs from emotive first-hand accounts and offers a broader perspective of the large-scale military planning and manoeuvring involved in this monstrous struggle on the shores of European Turkey."--Back cover
Palestine : the Ottoman campaigns of 1914-1918 by Edward J Erickson( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallipoli & the Middle East, 1914-1918 : from the Dardanelles to Mesopotamia by Edward J Erickson( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the aid of numerous black and white and colour photographs, many previously unpublished, the History of World War I series recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk : leadership, strategy, conflict by Edward J Erickson( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century's greatest combat commanders. Following a distinguished military career, Kemal became Turkey's first president in 1924, serving until his death 1938. Today, he is remembered as a secular westernizer and modernizer, who set his country on the path toward democracy and market capitalism. This book profiles Kemal's life and career
A soldier's Kipling : poetry and the profession of arms by Edward J Erickson( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the light of a candle : the diaries of a reserve officer in the Ottoman army : First World War diaries and other records of the period 1915-1919 of Ragıp Nurettin Eğe by Ragıp Nurettin Eğe( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Size ölmeyi emrediyorum:Birinci Dünya Savaşı'nda Osmanlı ordusu = Ordered to die :a history of the Ottoman army in the First World War by Edward J Erickson( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Turkish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and nationalism : the Balkan wars, 1912-1913, and their sociopolitical implications by Isa Blumi( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War and Nationalism presents thorough up-to-date scholarship on the often misunderstood and neglected Balkan Wars of 1912 to 1913, which contributed to the outbreak of World War I. The essays contain critical inquiries into the diverse and interconnected processes of social, economic, and political exchange that escalated into conflict. The wars represented a pivotal moment that had a long-lasting impact on the regional state system and fundamentally transformed the beleaguered Ottoman Empire in the process. This interdisciplinary volume stands as a critique of the standard discourse regarding the Balkan Wars and effectively questions many of the assumptions of prevailing modern nation-state histories, which have long privileged the ethno-religious dimensions present in the Balkans. The authors go to great lengths in demonstrating the fluidity of social, geographical, and cultural boundaries before 1912 and call into question the "nationalist watershed" notion that was artificially imposed by manipulative historiography and political machinations following the end of fighting in 1913. War and Nationalism will be of interest to scholars looking to enrich their own understanding of an overshadowed historical event and will serve as a valuable contribution to courses on Ottoman and European history." --Publisher description
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk by Edward J Erickson( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century's greatest combat commanders. Born in Salonika to a middle-class family, this book follows the life of a great commander who served in the Italo-Turkish War of 1911-12 and the Balkan Wars of 1912-13 before taking command of the 19th Division based in Gallipoli during World War l. His sterling service led to his promotion to corps command during the fighting against the Russians in the Caucasus. Following the end of the war he took command of the nationalist forces struggling against the occupation of Turkey, and managed to defeat Greek forces that so
Dünya Savaş tarihi( Book )

in Turkish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixth U.S. Army, 1943-1995 : "born of war" by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Büyük hezimet : Balkan Harpleri'nde Osmanlı ordusu by Edward J Erickson( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A military history of the Ottomans : from Osman to Atatürk
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A military history of the Ottomans : from Osman to AtatürkOrdered to die : a history of the Ottoman army in the First World WarOttoman Army Effectiveness in World War I : a Comparative StudyThe Euphrates triangle : security implications of the Southeastern Anatolia projectGallipoli : the Ottoman campaignGallipoli & the Middle East, 1914-1918 : from the Dardanelles to Mesopotamia
Alternative Names
Edward J. Erickson American historian

Edward J. Erickson Amerikaans historicus

Edward J. Erickson historiador estadounidense

Erickson, Ed 1950-

Languages
English (137)

Turkish (11)