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Kellen, Konrad

Works: 49 works in 179 publications in 3 languages and 3,506 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Performer
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Most widely held works about Konrad Kellen
Most widely held works by Konrad Kellen
Khrushchev : a political portrait by Konrad Kellen( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and Spanish and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khrushchev's climb to the top in the Communist Party, a dissection of his career and public characteristics
The fall of South Vietnam : statements by Vietnamese military and civilian leaders by Stephen T Hosmer( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fall of South Vietnam is a unique military history. It contains a wealth of original material gathered from former military and civilian officials. It is a fascinating picture of failure drawn by the participants themselves. The first part of the book is devoted to the setting before the 1975 enemy offensive, and includes discussion of the Paris Agreements of 1973. The second part deals with the course of the collapse, beginning with the loss of Phuoc Long in January 1975. --BOOK JACKET
The coming age of woman power by Konrad Kellen( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conceptual framework for analyzing terrorist groups by Bonnie Cordes( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes an analytical framework developed at RAND for studying the characteristics of terrorist groups and illustrates how that framework can be used to address broad questions about terrorists and their actions. This conceptual framework is based on data concerning 150 specific attributes of terrorist groups divided into ten categories: organization; leadership; demography; ideology, doctrine, and goals; psychology, mindset, and decisionmaking; funding and logistics; operations and modus operandi; communications; external relations; and environment and government response. Twenty-nine terrorist groups were studied to identify and categorize their attributes, and chronologies of incidents involving the groups were developed. As many of these data as possible were then codified into a computer-readable form which would lend itself to quantitative analysis. The study then addressed three broad questions about terrorism as exercises in applying the framework. It was determined that the principal advantage of the conceptual framework is its ability to absorb new information as it becomes available, providing the basis for new analyses, both quantitative and qualitative
U.S. involvement in Central America : three views from Honduras by David F Ronfeldt( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study, completed in Sept 1988, is based on interviews conducted in 1985 and 1986 with three Hondurans: Gustavo Alvarez Martinez, Cesar A. Batres, and Victor Meza. It reports on the way U.S. involvement in Central America is apparently being perceived in Honduras and how this may affect local political and military behavior, including security cooperation with the United States. The interviews substantiate the enduring and pervasive importance of nationalism as the prism through which local elites look at security issues. The interviews acknowledge the benefits Honduras obtains from U.S. involvement in the region. They also illuminate a growing sense of the costs and risks a small country faces in an alliance with the United States against an external threat that the small country faces to a lesser degree and that the U.S. seems unable to handle directly in an efficient way. Finally, the interviews warn about a slowly growing, unexpected potential for anti-Americanism in a country that has never been anti-American. The significance of the interviews seems to extend beyond Honduras, reflecting broader trends in strategic thinking in Latin America, suggesting that Latin American strategic thinking about the United States is entering a new phase. Central America international relations; Foreign policy. (edc)
On terrorists and terrorism by Konrad Kellen( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Note examines a variety of aspects of terrorists and terrorism. It attempts to define the terrorists and to gauge their motivations; it examines their socioeconomic backgrounds and their driving ideologies; and it probes into elements that may aid the cohesion of terrorist groups, as well as into elements that drive toward disintegration. The purpose of the inquiry is not simply to sum up certain things that have been learned about terrorists and terrorism, but also to investigate what aspects of the problem have been studied in various parts of the world; what methods have been used; who has performed the studies; and what conclusions have been reached. The Note aims to show how RAND's efforts in the domain of terrorism research are to some extent geared to the efforts of others who are also attempting to refine and further develop methodologies for studying this subject."--Rand abstracts
Terrorists--what are they like? : how some terrorists describe their world and actions by Konrad Kellen( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An examination of some of the motivations and, beyond that, some of the thinking on relevant issues, on the part of terrorists, on the basis of what four former terrorists have stated on their own in writing and interviews. The materials reveal that terrorists do not make their decision to join a terrorist group overnight, but that generally a lengthy process is involved; that terrorists who have joined often come into conflict over ideological or personal issues with their brethren; that in some terrorist groups there are widely divergent views on the use of violence, the effects thereof, and permissible targets thereof; and that one of the most powerful elements keeping a terrorist inside the fold can simply be the enormous problems of getting out and resuming a legitimate life again. The evidence also shows that decisionmaking in terrorist groups often is haphazard, and that training and preparations sometimes are equally so."--Rand abstracts
Military operations in built-up areas : essays on some past, present, and future aspects by Lilita Dzirkals( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undersøgelse af byers betydning til forsinkelse af fjendtlig fremrykning
Conversations with enemy soldiers in late 1968/early 1969: a study of motivation and morale by Konrad Kellen( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report presents a study of the views of prisoners of war undertaken as an aid to military and civilian decision makers now trying to assess what concessions can reasonably be expected from the enemy in the future course of the war. Based on post-Tet interviews of 22 enemy soldiers in 1968-69, the study attempts to determine what elements of cohesion in the VC/NVA forces make it possible for the enemy to retain effective control throughout many years of warfare. Allied military pounding and psychological warfare efforts have had little effect on enemy moral, even the 1968 Tet offensive. Most VC and NVA soldiers seem to expect an ultimate win, are not discouraged by U.S. weapon superiority, and appear determined to fight on indefinitely. In short, enemy morale is high, chances of rooting out the insurgency by force look slim, and areas of compromise by negotiation appear narrow
A view of the VC: elements of cohesion in the enemy camp in 1966-1967 by Konrad Kellen( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reported study shows how the continuing cohesion and momentum which the VC have been able to retain in the face of protracted fighting and the great material superiority of their opponent seem to be based on a variety of factors that not only have sustained them so far, but may well continue to do so for an idefinite period of time
Battle of the wilderness by Konrad Kellen( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1971 and beyond : the view from Hanoi by Konrad Kellen( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

;Contents: The sources of confidence; The sources of success; Other sources of strength; The prospects
The Germans and the Pershing II by Konrad Kellen( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author concludes that the reception of the Pershings in West Germany, though hostile and noisy and turbulent, will not be violent. He also believes that in case of war--any kind of war for any kind of reason--the Germans will not fight, even if their government and their commanders would try to make them fight. Any type of organized military campaign of attack or defense by the Bundeswehr is entirely unlikely. Paradoxical though it may seem, this picture is not particularly pessimistic. The fact that NATO cannot be regarded as a genuine military alliance on the patterns of alliances prior to World War II is nothing new; the fact just has not been and is not being recognized. At the same time, the U.S. allies cannot be used for proxy wars, or for tactical war or even holding operations. They have been, for almost 40 years, protectorates of the United States, forward real estate if the super powers elect to fight each other on the ground. But they are important trading partners of the U.S., political friends, and cultural co-Westerners. It would be useful, therfore, to recognize the reality as it is
A profile of the PAVN soldier in South Vietnam by Konrad Kellen( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Memorandum is based on extensive interviews that a RAND team conducted with forty defectors and prisoners of war from North Vietnamese units fighting in South Vietnam. The purpose of the analysis is to portray the typical North Vietnamese soldier before he finds himself in Southern hands
Vietnam : lessons and mislessons by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A caveat against the mislessons and nonlessons that might be drawn from the Vietnam War, and a discussion of principal areas of disagreement about policy and objectives. Experience may be the worst rather than the best teacher, because, first, the truths of one situation are not always transferable to another; and, second, lessons may be found where none exist. Politically, it is uncertain how much the United States has influenced Vietnamese politics or social structure, whether "nationbuilding" is either desirable or feasible, how the united-front approach will affect our alliances, or whether the new information analysis techniques actually facilitate the conduct of the war or increase our understanding of either enemy or ally. Militarily, the Vietnam experience has discredited all strategies and tactics "learned" from prior wars--e.g., massive retaliation and flexible response. Moreover, it has demonstrated that the capacity for resistance depends on morale as much as on military might
Mein Boss, der Zauberer : Thomas Manns Sekretär erzählt by Konrad Kellen( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Thomas Mann's secretary
On problems in perceiving other nations and systems by Konrad Kellen( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propaganda; the formation of men's attitudes by Jacques Ellul( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caractères, conditions d'existence, nécessité, effets psychologiques et effets socio-politiques de la propagande
Relieve tension the autogenic way by Hannes Lindemann( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katzenellenbogen : Erinnerungen an Deutschland by Konrad Kellen( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Propaganda; the formation of men's attitudes
Alternative Names
Katzenellenbogen Konrad 1913-....

Katzenellenbogen, Konrad 1913-2007

Katzenellenbogen, Konrad Moritz Adolf, 1913-2007

Konrad Kellen American political scientist

Konrad Kellen deutsch-amerikanischer Politologe; Privatsekretär von Thomas Mann

Konrad Kellen Duits politicoloog (1913-2007)

English (133)

German (9)

Spanish (1)