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Kellen, Konrad

Works: 57 works in 159 publications in 2 languages and 3,564 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Editor, Performer
Classifications: HM263, 301.1523
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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 )
13 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 779 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 )
14 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A summary of extensive oral and written statements by twenty-seven former high-ranking South Vietnamese military officers and civilians on their perceptions of the causes of the collapse of South Vietnam in 1975. The causes cited were many and interwoven--shortcomings in South Vietnam's political and military leadership, planning, and organization--but all were tied to what the interviewees saw as the overarching cause for the collapse: the American role in Vietnam. They viewed the withdrawal of American troops, the loss of U.S. manpower, and the reduction of aid after the Paris Agreements as making defeat inevitable. Other factors included irresolution and reversals of strategy by Vietnamese leaders, and failure of commanders to stay with their units in battle. Finally, some of the respondents saw the events as part of the fundamental struggle between East and West, in which Communism, in their view, had the advantage. Most seem to agree on one point--that the U.S.-South Vietnamese interaction was largely a failure
The coming age of woman power by Konrad Kellen( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 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 167 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 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study, completed in September 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 United States 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
On terrorists and terrorism by Konrad Kellen( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 141 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 )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 115 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 )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An effective defense of the cities of Western Europe could be critical in the defense of the NATO alliance. But present inclinations of European governments are in the direction of avoiding city fighting entirely. One of the essays in this report sketches six urban battles of the recent past. A second essay examines the Soviet style of urban fighting as revealed by Soviet memoirs and other literature. A third reveals a spectrum of European attitudes toward preparedness for urban defense, as gleaned by the author from personal conversations with civilian and military officials in several countries. A final essay, adopting the premise that urban defense could prove useful, suggests that organized, common-sense preparations would go further than technological innovation -- both in buttressing the actual defense of cities and in preserving deterrence. (Author)
Conversations with enemy soldiers in late 1968/early 1969: a study of motivation and morale by Konrad Kellen( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A view of the VC: elements of cohesion in the enemy camp in 1966-1967 by Konrad Kellen( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Battle of the wilderness by Konrad Kellen( Book )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1971 and beyond : the view from Hanoi by Konrad Kellen( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 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 )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A profile of the PAVN soldier in South Vietnam by Konrad Kellen( Book )
4 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vietnam : lessons and mislessons by Melvin Gurtov( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 47 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 37 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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relieve tension the autogenic way by Hannes Lindemann( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Propaganda; the formation of men's attitudes by Jacques Ellul( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caractères, conditions d'existence, nécessité, effets psychologiques et effets socio-politiques de la propagande
Motivations and possible actions of potential criminal adversaries of U.S. nuclear programs by Rand Corporation( )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A report intended to help officials responsible for nuclear security to establish more effective systems for protecting against nuclear crimes, by drawing plausible inferences about actions and targets that adversaries are likely to prefer. Three categories of motivation are considered: ideological, economic, and personal. Possible criminals include, among others, psychotics, religious and philosophical fanatics, professional criminals, environmental extremists, political terrorists, adolescent pranksters, and disgruntled or self-seeking employees. Their crimes may range all the way from empty hoaxes to theft, sabotage, direct attack, and the holding of nuclear material or weapons for ransom or extortion. The report includes a matrix that identifies the most likely combinations of adversaries and actions, and indicates crimes that have already occurred or may have occurred
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Alternative Names
Katzenellenbogen Konrad 1913-....
Katzenellenbogen, Konrad 1913-2007
English (101)
German (10)