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Lacey, Jim 1958-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 3,000 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Sources  Conference proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Composer
Classifications: E181, 355.0092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Lacey
Pershing by Jim Lacey ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this persuasive biography, Jim Lacey sheds light on General Pershing's legacy as the nation's first modern combat commander, setting the standard for today's four-star officers. When the U.S. entered into WWI in 1917, they did so with inadequate forces. In just over a year, Pershing built and hurled a one million man army against forty battle-hardened German divisions, defending the hellish Meuse-Argonne and turning the tide of the war. With focus and clarity, Lacey traces the development of Pershing from Indian fighter, to guerrilla warrior against the Philippines insurgency to victorious commander in WWI. -- From publisher's description
The first clash : the miraculous Greek victory at Marathon and its impact on Western civilization by Jim Lacey ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A scholarly chronicle describes how Persian invaders were defeated by Greek defenders in the Battle of Marathon, in an account that reveals how an alternate outcome would have posed historical consequences to western civilization
Keep from all thoughtful men : how U.S. economists won World War II by Jim Lacey ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This ground-breaking work overturns accepted historical dogma on how World War II strategy was planned and implemented. Refuting long-accepted notion that the avalanche of munitions which poured forth from American factories defeated the Axis powers, it examines exactly how this miracle of production was organized and integrated into Allied strategy and operations. It is the first book to show how revolutions in statistics and finance forever changed the nature of war. Jim Lacey argues that manpower and capacity to produce more munitions gave out long before the money did. While the book relates overall story of how economics dictated war planning at the highest levels, more specifically it tells how three obscure economists came to have more influence on conduct of the war than the Joint Chiefs. Lacey further contends the nation's basic strategy, known as the Victory Plan, had nothing to do with Gen. Albert Wedemeyer, despite general's widely accepted claims that he formulated the plan. The author also is first to correct to a long-standing fallacy that Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall went to Casablanca conference determined to push hard for a 1943 invasion of Northern Europe. A check of conference minutes proved that Army's official history purposely left out important information or misquoted the principals, according to Lacey, and that the idea of a 1943 invasion had been given up months before. He also makes extensive use of recently uncovered documents and histories written by members of the Joint staff that Lacey discovered misfiled in National Archives. This first full study of the civil-military fight offers an entirely new perspective of World War II--Publisher's description
The making of peace : rulers, states, and the aftermath of war by Williamson Murray ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Making of Peace represents a fascinating contribution to the study of war: namely, the difficulties that statesmen have confronted in attempting to put back together the pieces after a major conflict. These essays examine how Western belligerents have addressed -- or failed to address -- the making of peace across a span of two and a half millennia and in contests reflecting a broad range of prompting disputes. Some efforts produced at best a momentary suspension of hostilities. Others transformed the very context of international relations. Defined more modestly, however, as the control and moderation of violence, some peacemaking efforts were notably more successful than others. This study also serves as a first draft of a guide for those who will confront the equally difficult task of maintaining the peace, once achieved."--P. [4] of cover
The shaping of grand strategy : policy, diplomacy, and war by Williamson Murray ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Within a variety of historical contexts, The Shaping of Grand Strategy addresses the most important tasks states have confronted: namely, how to protect their citizens against the short-range as well as long-range dangers their polities confront in the present and may confront in the future. To be successful, grand strategy demands that governments and leaders chart a course that involves more than simply reacting to immediate events. Above all, it demands they adapt to sudden and major changes in the international environment, which more often than not involves the outbreak of great conflicts but at times demands recognition of major economic, political, or diplomatic changes. This collection of essays explores the successes as well as failures of great states attempting to create grand strategies that work and aims at achieving an understanding of some of the extraordinary difficulties involved in casting, evolving, and adapting grand strategy to the realities of the world"--
The canons of Jihad : terrorist's strategy for defeating America ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the 9/11 attacks, scholars have struggled to help Westerners understand what motivates the jihadi movement. Noting that the best way to understand jihadists is to ignore statements they release to the West in favor of examining what they say to each other, Jim Lacey provides a definitive collection of the writings that intellectually underpins the jihadi movement. Rather than guessing about terrorist motivations from a Western perspective, readers are offered essays - including those by the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hasan al-Banna, and a leading early member, Sayeed Qutb - that define the movement through the eyes of the terrorists themselves
Takedown : the 3rd Infantry Division's twenty-one day assault on Baghdad by Jim Lacey ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over time the impression has grown that the 2003 invasion of Iraq met with little resistance and that, with few exceptions, the Iraqi army simply melted away. As this book clearly shows, nothing could be further from the truth. In its drive to capture Baghdad, the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division was in nearly constant combat for twenty-one days. While Americans were watching Saddam's statue being torn down on TV, a brigade of the 3rd ID was on the verge of being overrun by Iraqi Republican Guard units trying to escape north. Told to hold two bridges in his sector, a brigade commander ha
A terrorist's call to global Jihad : deciphering Abu Musab al-Suri's Islamic Jihad manifesto ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The U.S. intelligence community has identified Abu Musab al-Suri as the most important theorist of the global Islamic jihad and considers his manifesto to be the definitive strategic document produced by al Qaida or any jihadi organization in more than a decade. But to Americans his 1600-page manuscript largely consists of incomprehensible, impenetrable Islamic scholarship. With this publication, defense analyst Jim Lacey delivers a meaningful distillation of al-Suri's Call to global Islamic resistance, a work that has been called the Mein Kampf of the jihadi movement"--P. [4] of cover
Pershing by Jim Lacey ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this persuasive biography, Jim Lacey sheds light on General Pershing's legacy as the nation's first modern combat commander, setting the standard for today's four-star officers. When the U.S. entered into World War I in 1917, it did so with inadequate forces. In just over a year, Pershing built and hurled a one-million-man army against forty battle-hardened German divisions, defending the hellish Meuse-Argonne and turning the tide of the war. With focus and clarity, Lacey traces Pershing's development from Indian fighter to guerrilla warrior against the Philippines insurgency to victorious World War I commander
Keep From All Thoughtful Men How U.S. Economists Won World War II by Jim Lacey ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This ground-breaking work overturns accepted historical dogma on how World War II strategy was planned and implemented. Refuting the long-accepted notion that the avalanche of munitions which poured forth from American factories defeated the Axis powers, it examines exactly how this miracle of production was organized and integrated into Allied strategy and operations. In doing so, it is the first book to show how revolutions in statistics and finance forever changed the nature of war, overturning three millennia of the making of grand strategy. Jim Lacey argues that manpower and the capacity
Radiation curing : a discussion of advantages, features, and applications ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards cohesive local government--town and county : report of Reorganisation Commission by Ireland ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moment of battle the twenty clashes that changed the world by Jim Lacey ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Lacey and Williamson Murray spotlight only those engagements that changed the course of civilization. In gripping narrative accounts they bring these conflicts and eras to vivid life, detailing the cultural imperatives that led inexorably to the battlefield. From the great clashes of antiquity to the high-tech wars of the twenty-first century, here are the stories of the twenty most consequential battles ever fought, including Marathon, Adrianople, Trafalgar, and Midway
Moment of battle : the twenty clashes that changed the world by James Lacey ( )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two modern masters of military history make the case for the twenty most pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting trip through the ages to those moments when the fate of the world hung in the balance. Includes Marathon, Gaugamela, Zama, Teutoburger Wald, Adrianople, Yarmuk, Hastings, The Spanish Armada, Breitenfeld, Annus mirabilis, Saratoga, Trafalgar, Vicksburg, The Marne, The Battle of Britain, Midway, Kursk, Normandy, Dien Bien Phu, and Operations peach
Fresh from the fight : the invasion and occupation of Iraq : an anthology of National War College studies by American combat commanders ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La scrittore : the writer : a novel by Jim Lacey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
K. WINDING & J.J. JOHNSON ( Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History bits in Canton and Madison County, Mississippi by Jim Lacey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don't Go Love Don't Go by Jim Lacey ( )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Marathōnas : hē machē tōn machōn by Jim Lacey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Greek, Modern and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Lacey, James.
Lacey, James, 1958-
Lacey, James G., 1958-
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