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Howard, Michael 1922-

Works: 143 works in 997 publications in 13 languages and 30,247 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Translator, Recipient
Classifications: U102, 355
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Most widely held works by Michael Howard
The Franco-Prussian War; the German invasion of France, 1870-1871 by Michael Howard( Book )

94 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No outline can suggest the richness of detail and significance, or the superb command of language with which he invests his chronicle. His book is a masterpiece.' - Sunday Times
On war by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

56 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals
War in European history by Michael Howard( Book )

87 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day. Far more than a simple military history, the book serves as a succinct and enlightening overview of the development of European society as a whole over the last millennium. From the Norsemen and the world of the medieval knights, through to the industrialized mass warfare of the twentieth century, Michael Howard illuminates the way in which warfare has shaped the history of the Continent, its effect on social and political institutions, and the ways in which technological and social change have in turn shaped the way in which wars are fought. This new edition includes a fully updated further reading and a new final chapter bringing the story into the twenty-first century, including the invasion of Iraq and the so-called 'War against Terror.'" -- Publisher's description
The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century by Michael Howard( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"26 of the world's leading scholars survey the twentieth century's momentous events and look at what the future might bring."--Cover
The First World War by Michael Howard( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The European powers were ready for war in 1914. Germany, fuelled by 'archaic militarism, global ambitions, and neurotic insecurity', took the offensive, in the misguided belief that it would shorten the conflict. Four years later, eight million people had died in the most apocalyptic episode the world had known." "Sir Michael Howard has meditated on the subject of the First World War for several decades. The result is an account of the events leading up to, and culminating in that conflict. With tremendous precision and clarity of vision he describes the effects of the conflict on soldiers and civilians alike, examining the military manoeuvres of the Allies and the rival alliances: the inhumane deployment of poison gas on the battlefield, the accelerated development of mechanized warfare, the establishment of the Royal Air Force in Britain, and the war at sea, which would draw America into the conflict. He highlights how the war fought at home - against the shortages of food, fuel, and raw materials for industry - caused the irreversible decline in German morale, a demise which was to lead to the eventual surrender of the German state." "Humiliated and bankrupt, utterly disempowered, Germany would never lose the belief that the war had been imposed upon her by the Allies. It would be that sense of injustice that would resonate through the decades to follow - to find final, chilling retribution in the hands of the Third Reich."--Jacket
The lessons of history by Michael Howard( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The causes of wars and other essays by Michael Howard( Book )

53 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En rkke artikler, foredrag og essays skrevet i 1970'erne under indtryk af den Kolde krigs trusler og afskrkkelser, bl.a. om årsager til kriges opståen og ud fra temaet, at hvis vi i fremtiden skal forsge at undgå fremtidige krige, må vi frst lre at forstå hvorfor de tidligere i historien opstod. Bogen er skrevet af den anerkendte engelske professor Michael Howard, som bl.a. er kendt dels for sin viden om sikkerhedspolitik og internationale forhold og dels som historiker og militrhistoriker. "The essays in this book illuminiate our present predicament, and deals with the past in a way that sharpens our perception of the present, and all of them carry the hallmark of Professor Howard's mind, a refusal to accept comfortable simplicities in a field where, if one does not understand the complexities, one understand nothing. The essays includes analysis of nuclear strategy today, essays on the past and writing of history, and studies of military thinkers and leaders. They are unified by a sense of inter-relationship between men and ideas, between war and social forces, and between our present situation and its roots in the past."
War and the liberal conscience by Michael Howard( Book )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sgeord: Liberal Conscience; Fritnkning; Liberalisme; Kriges Opståen; Krigsteorier; Fredsforskning; Nationalisme; Magtbalance; Sikkerhedspolitik; Fascisme; Kommunisme; Koldkrigstiden; 1. Verdenskrig; 2. Verdenskrig; Morel, E.D.; Oprustning; Nedrustning; Våbenkaplb; Attlee, C.; Aristokrasiet; Bourgeoisiet; Borgerskabet; Garibaldi; Mazzini; Napoleonskrigene; Frihedsbevgelser; Revolutioner; Versaillestraktaten; Internationalisme; Socialisme; Interventionisme; Labour Party; Militarisme; League of Nations; Kapitalisme; Frihandel; Churchill; Collective Security; Fredsbevgelser; Peace Movements; Peace Societies; Krimkrigen; Proletariatet; Pacifism; Pacifist; Liberation Movements; Locke, J.; Marxisme; Nazisme; Martin, Kingsley; Origins of War; Causes of War; Wilson, Woodrow; Yalta Declarations; Vietnamkrigen; Koreakrigen; Stalin; Spanske Borgerkrig; Ottoman Empire; Sanktioner; Ruling Classes; Klassekamp
Studies in war and peace by Michael Howard( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clausewitz by Michael Howard( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl von Clausewitz is generally acknowledged to be the greatest of writers on war. 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 Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time
British intelligence in the Second World War by F. H Hinsley( Book )

in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretning bygget på de officielle dokumenter. Dkker perioden fra krigens begyndelse til sommeren 1941
Restraints on war : studies in the limitation of armed conflict( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limited Wars; Vbnede Konflikter; Krige; Krigsteorier; Krigsvidenskab; Begrnsede Krige; Kriges Begrnsninger; Controlled Wars; Restraints on War; 1.Verdenskrig; 2.Verdenskrig; Konventionelle Krige; Limited Nuclear War; Konventionelle Krige i Atomalderen; Krigsforbrydelser; Oprr; Opstande; Revolutionre Krige; Befrielseskrige; Moderational Wars; Krigens Love; Krigsårsager
The laws of war : constraints on warfare in the Western world( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory and practice of war by Michael Howard( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invention of peace : reflections on war and international order by Michael Howard( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout history the overwhelming majority of human societies have taken war for granted and made it the basis for their legal and social structures. Not until the Enlightenment in the eighteenth century did war come to be regarded as an unmitigated evil and one that could be abolished by rational social organization, and only after the massive slaughter of the two world wars did this become the declared objective of civilized states. Nevertheless war in one form or another continues unabated. In this book, a preeminent military historian considers why this is so."--Jacket
The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War by Michael Howard( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kortfattet beskrivelse af den engelske strategi på vestfronten og ved Middelhavet under 2. verdenskrig
Soldiers and governments; nine studies in civil-military relations by Michael Howard( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First World War : a very short introduction by Michael Howard( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a concise and insightful history of the 'Great War' - from the state of Europe in 1914, to the role of the US, the collapse of Russia, and the eventual surrender of the Central Powers. Examining how and why the war was fought, as well as the historical controversies that still surround the war, Michael Howard also looks at how peace was ultimately made, and describes the potent legacy of resentment left to Germany."--Jacket
Grand strategy by J. R. M Butler( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberation or catastrophe? : reflections on the history of the twentieth century by Michael Howard( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Howard presents a fascinating analysis of the history of the twentieth century - laying great emphasis on the USA, where he has spent much time as a Professor at Yale." "Having devoted his life to the study of war and its impact on society, Howard is concerned substantially with the part played by war in the developing story of the twentieth century. At the beginning of the century, nostalgia for a lost past seems to have permeated the whole of European culture. This was the time of bucolic idylls of English musicians and poets of the Edwardian age, with revivals of folk music and yearning for blue remembered hills." "But 13 million men died in the First World War, and an entire world died with them. By then only rational, bureaucratic, effectively modernized states could fight such wars, with weapons designed to inflict maximum destruction." "The tone for a new century was set. For if the old order died with the First World War, something else far more powerful and sinister was born, the 'rough beast' of Yeats's apocalyptic poem, that was to dominates Europe for the rest of the century. In spite of the peace of 1945, it remains alive and flourishing in many parts of the world." "Such in part is the thesis of this powerfully argued book, but its sub-themes are skilfully interwoven and propounded."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Govard, M.

Govard, M. 1922-

Hāwārd, Māykil 1922-

Howaed, Michael C.

Howard, M.

Howard, M. 1922-

Howard, M. (Michael), 1922-

Howard, Michael

Howard, Michael 1922-

Howard, Michael E. 1922-

Howard, Michael Eliot

Howard, Michael Eliot 1922-

Howard, Michael historien de guerre

Howard, Michael Sir

Michael Howard britischer Historiker

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On warWar in European historyThe Oxford History of the Twentieth CenturyThe First World WarThe lessons of historyThe causes of wars and other essaysWar and the liberal conscienceClausewitz