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Peters, Ralph 1952-

Works: 143 works in 420 publications in 6 languages and 20,856 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  War fiction  Religious fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Forecasts  War stories 
Roles: Author, Director, Performer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3566.E7559, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ralph Peters
Most widely held works by Ralph Peters
Beyond terror : strategy in a changing world by Ralph Peters( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eighteen essays, most written between 1998 and the end of 2001, in which the author examines issues of terrorism, its sources, targets, and prevention
Fighting for the Future : Will America Triumph? by Ralph Peters( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the tactics, techniques, psychology, and motivations of the new breed of warriors that Americans face, including terrorists, warlords, and international criminals
Never quit the fight by Ralph Peters( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed as the most original strategic thinker of our time, Ralph Peters examines America's military policy and takes on the Washington status quo in a grudge match
Cain at Gettysburg by Ralph Peters( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reimagining of the pivotal Civil War battle from the perspectives of a Blue Ridge Confederate sergeant, a bitter survivor of the Great Famine in Ireland, and a German political refugee
Endless war : Middle-Eastern Islam vs. Western Civilization by Ralph Peters( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Endless War features controversial strategist Ralph Peters at his most provocative and popular, raising perceptive, often shocking questions others fear to ask. In a sweeping collection that ranges from Muslim military triumphs a thousand years ago through the turning of the tide between East and West to the brutal unconventional struggles of today and tomorrow, former Military Intelligence officer Peters extends his successful series of books on strategy and security affairs that have won him diehard fans for his insight, firsthand experience, and frankness. Endless War engages the toughest security issues of our time, including: Does our Afghan war make sense? Can we win? Do we even have a strategy? ; Has flawed military planning left our troops as virtual hostages in combat zones? ; Can Israel survive? What would an Iranian nuclear arsenal mean for the world? ; Is Islam a "religion of peace," or has the war between Islam and Western civilization continued virtually without interruption for almost fourteen centuries? ; Why doesn't the greatest superpower in history win more often? Are we our own worst enemies? ; Have we lost our sense of warfare's reality? Why don't we fight to win? ; Do terrorist prisoners really deserve better treatment than American citizens? ; What's the true price of striking serious history courses from our schools? ; Who does deeper damage to the United States, our violent enemies or arrogant ruling elite? In powerful prose combining clarity with passion, Ralph Peters continues to shape our country's military and strategic thought, while standing up for our troops and American values. No book on strategy or foreign affairs this year will be fiercer or more brutally honest. As ever more dark clouds gather over the world, this is a voice we need!
Wars of blood and faith : the conflicts that will shape the twenty-first century by Ralph Peters( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines serious security issues in the world today, maintaining that ethnicity and religion will continue to be the source of continued global terrorism; and outlines the steps that America must take in order to protect itself against its enemies
Red Army by Ralph Peters( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the Soviet army's invasion of western Europe told from the perspective of Russian soldiers in combat
The war after Armageddon by Ralph Peters( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagines a post-apocalyptic war launched by America in retaliation against Islamic extremists who have used nuclear weapons to destroy Los Angeles, Israel, and parts of Europe, a battle that is complicated by anti-Muslim Christian zealots
The officers' club by Ralph Peters( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a beautiful and brilliant Army lieutenant is found murdered at a post on the Mexican border, military and civilian investigators struggle with a long list of possible suspects and a long-standing breakdown in regional discipline
The war in 2020 by Ralph Peters( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Soviet Union crumbles, Colonel George Taylor leads the Seventh Cavalry, America's experimental airborne regiment in a battle featuring ECM systems and laser guided projectiles
The devil's garden by Ralph Peters( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a U.S. senator is abducted in Azerbaijan by Islamists, ostensibly to force the U.S. to break with Israel. As he searches for her, U.S. military attache Evan Burton discovers many people--from oil companies to foreign diplomats--do not want her found. A tale of international intrigue
Hell or Richmond : a Novel by Ralph Peters( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against the backdrop of the birth of modern warfare and the painful rebirth of the United States, New York Times bestselling novelist Ralph Peters has created a breathtaking narrative that surpasses the drama and intensity of his recent critically acclaimed novel, Cain at Gettysburg. In Hell or Richmond, thirty days of ceaseless carnage are seen through the eyes of a compelling cast, from the Union's Harvard-valedictorian "boy general," Francis Channing Barlow, to the brawling "dirty boots" Rebel colonel, William C. Oates. From Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee to a simple laborer destined to win the Medal of Honor, Peters brings to life an enthralling array of leaders and simple soldiers from both North and South, fleshing out history with stunning, knowledgeable realism. Ralph Peters brings to bear the lessons of his own military career, his lifelong study of this war and the men who fought it, and his skills as a bestselling, prizewinning novelist to portray horrific battles and sublime heroism as no other author has done."--
Valley of the shadow by Ralph Peters( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Valley of the Shadow, they wrote their names in blood. From a daring Confederate raid that nearly seized Washington, D.C., to a stunning reversal on the bloody fields of Cedar Creek, the summer and autumn of 1864 witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of our Civil War--in mighty battles now all but forgotten."--
Traitor : a novel by Ralph Peters( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Col. John Reynolds risks life and limb to blow the whistle on a crooked aircraft manufacturer trying to sell Congress on a new bomber. Several people, including Reynolds' girlfriend, have already died because they knew too much
The damned of Petersburg by Ralph Peters( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glory turned grim and warfare changed forever. As Grant pinned Lee to Petersburg and Richmond, the Confederacy's stubborn Army of Northern Virginia struggled against a relentless Union behemoth, with breathtaking valor and sacrifice on both sides. That confrontation in the bloody summer and autumn of 1864 shaped the nation that we know today. From the butchery of The Crater, where stunning success collapsed into a massacre, through near-constant battles fought by heat-stricken soldiers, to the crucial election of 1864, The Damned of Petersburg resurrects our Civil War's hard reality, as plumes and sabers gave way to miles of trenches. Amid the slaughter of those fateful months, fabled leaders--Grant and Lee, Winfield Scott Hancock and A.P. Hill--turned to rising heroes, Confederates "Little Billy" Mahone and Wade Hampton, last of the cavaliers, or Union warriors such as tragedy-stricken Francis Channing Barlow and the fearless Nelson Miles, a general at twenty-four. Nor does Ralph Peters forget the men in the ranks, the common soldiers who paid the price for the blunders of leaders who'd never know their names. In desperate battles, now forgotten, such as Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern and Reams Station, soldiers on both sides, pushed to the last human limits, fought on as their superiors struggled to master a terrible new age of warfare. The Damned of Petersburg revives heroes aplenty--enriching our knowledge of our most terrible war--but, above all, this novel's a tribute to the endurance and courage of the American soldier, North or South. --
Flames of heaven : a novel of the end of the Soviet Union by Ralph Peters( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assortment of characters tastes freedom for the first time in this novel about Russia between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the coup of August 1991
The perfect soldier by Ralph Peters( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and Polish and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Chris Ritter of U.S. counter-intelligence is ordered to obtain photos of Soviets killing American prisoners of the Korean War. Opposing him is his former love, now working for a U.S. senator with business interests in Russia who doesn't want his Russian contacts compromised
Judgment at Appomattox by Ralph Peters( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great war nears its end. Robert E. Lee makes a desperate, dramatic gamble. It fails. Ulysses S. Grant moves. Veteran armies clash around Petersburg, Virginia, as Grant seeks to surround Lee and Lee makes a skillful withdrawal in the night. Richmond falls. Each day brings new combat and more casualties, as Lee's exhausted, hungry troops race to preserve the Confederacy. But Grant does not intend to let Lee escape ... In one of the most thrilling episodes in American history, heroes North and South, John Brown Gordon and Phillip Sheridan, James Longstreet and Francis Channing Barlow, battle each other across southern Virginia as the armies converge on a sleepy country court house.
Beyond Baghdad : postmodern war and peace by Ralph Peters( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a series of essays and commentaries of the challenges facing America's national security by taking on such subjects as hidden divisions within the Islamic world, the impact of women's liberation, and expeditionary warfare
New glory : expanding America's global supremacy by Ralph Peters( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since World War II, Americans have been expanding the frontiers of human liberty by fighting and winning the Cold War. But now that we're fighting the much more complicated war on terror, many observers wonder if our glory days are behind us. Ralph Peters, strategist and expert on military and intelligence issues, argues that the United States is poised for even greater success in the 21st century--if our leaders make the right decisions today. In this book, he offers a strategic tour of the globe's hot spots and how we should respond to the challenges they pose. He criticizes the Bush administration for mismanaging the Iraq war, and offers an analysis of what's wrong with our intelligence system. He then takes readers on a tour of other regions--including Latin America, Africa, and deeply troubled Europe--that rarely get serious attention in the media.--From publisher description
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Beyond terror : strategy in a changing world
Fighting for the Future : Will America Triumph?Never quit the fightCain at GettysburgEndless war : Middle-Eastern Islam vs. Western CivilizationWars of blood and faith : the conflicts that will shape the twenty-first centuryRed ArmyThe war after ArmageddonThe officers' club
Alternative Names

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Ralph Peters Amerikaans romanschrijver

Ralph Peters US-amerikanischer Offizier, Militärschriftsteller, -theoretiker und -analyst, Autor und Kolumnist

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