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Herwig, Holger H.

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Works: 52 works in 233 publications in 3 languages and 11,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Naval history  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: D511, 355.0098309034
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Most widely held works by Holger H Herwig
The grand illusion the prussianization of the Chilean Army by William F Sater ( )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Well-researched and welcome work on the German efforts to train the Chilean army during the Parliamentary Regime (1891-1924). Argues convincingly that what appeared outwardly to be a Prussian-style military was in reality an ill-fed, poorly equipped military force rife with corruption and low on morale. Many of the German trainers, themselves, contributed to the malaise by seeking profits from weapons sales and land deals. Oddly, perhaps, the Chilean army continues to display the influences of the German era"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The Marne, 1914 : the opening of World War I and the battle that changed the world by Holger H Herwig ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is one of the essential events of military history, a cataclysmic encounter that prevented a quick German victory in World War I and changed the course of two wars. This is a bold new account of the Battle of the Marne, giving, for the first time, all sides of the story. Military historian Holger H. Herwig reinterprets Germany's aggressive Schlieffen Plan as a carefully crafted design to avoid a protracted war against superior coalitions. He also provides cameos of the important players. In remarkable detail, and with exclusive information based on newly unearthed documents, Herwig re-creates the dramatic battle, revealing how the uncoordinated German forces were foiled and years of brutal trench warfare were made inevitable.--From publisher description
The destruction of the Bismarck by David Jay Bercuson ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructs the final days of the Bismarck, the flagship of the German navy, which was tracked and destroyed by a British armada in a dramatic turning point in World War II
The origins of World War I by Richard F Hamilton ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This work poses an easy but perplexing question about World War I: Why did it happen? Several of the oft-cited causes are reviewed and discussed. The argument of the alliance systems is inadequate, lacking relevance or compelling force. The argument of an accident (or "slide") is also inadequate, given the clear and unambiguous evidence of intentions. The arguments of mass demands, those focusing on nationalism, militarism, and social Darwinism, it is argued, are insufficient, lacking indications of frequency, intensity, and process (how they influenced the various decisions)." "The work focuses on decision making, on the choices made by small coteries, in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, Britain, and elsewhere. The decisions made later by leaders in Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, the Balkans, and the United States are also explored."--BOOK JACKET
Biographical dictionary of World War I by Holger H Herwig ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The First World War : Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 by Holger H Herwig ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed some of the seeds of another worldwide conflagration 20 years later. Yet, until now, there has been no comprehensive treatment of how Germany and Austria-Hungary - two of the key belligerents - conducted the war and what defeat meant to them." "Much of the writing on the war has hallowed the tactical and operational effectiveness of the German army. Yet Germany lost the conflict. In tackling this paradox, Herwig shows how greatly the Central Powers suffered from inadequate resources and an incapacity to manage effectively what they had. He also shows with clarity just how much of Germany's effort was expended in sustaining not only its own war effort but also that of its ally, without any corresponding subordination of Vienna to Berlin, as the economic and military realities required. But it is in his reassessment of Germany's military effectiveness that he offers the most fundamental corrective. For readers accustomed to criticisms of the various Allied commanders, Herwig's examination of the German military effort will have uncanny echoes. Even the famous German offensives of March 1918, regarded as a model of breakthrough operations by interwar theorists, are condemned not just for their lack of strategic objective but even for their tactical failings."--BOOK JACKET
"Luxury fleet" : the Imperial German Navy, 1888-1918 by Holger H Herwig ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decisions for war, 1914-1917 by Richard F Hamilton ( )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This work poses an easy but perplexing question about World War I - Why did it happen? Several of the oft-cited causes are reviewed and discussed. The argument of the alliance systems is inadequate, most agreements lacking compelling force. The argument of an accident (or "slide") is also inadequate, given the clear and unambiguous evidence of intentions. The arguments of mass demands - those focusing on nationalism, militarism, and social Darwinism - it is argued, are insufficient, lacking indications of frequency, intensity, and process (how they influenced the various decisions). Decisions for War focuses on the choices made by small coteries, in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, Britain, and elsewhere."--BOOK JACKET
One Christmas in Washington : the secret meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill that changed the world by David Jay Bercuson ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bercuson and Herwig ... recreate the dramatic days of the Washington War Conference of 1941-1942, code-named ARCADIA, using the diaries, meeting, notes, personal letters, and detailed minutes that contain day-by-day, almost hour-by-hour accounts of these historic events ... The authors take a penetrating look at the high-level meetings that lasted long into the night and at the scene behind the scenes: the social events and intrigues, Churchill's booming intrusion into the daily life of the White House, the strained relationship between Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the key role played by Roosevelt's close advisor Harry Hopkins ... [This book] is an authoritative and emotional story of two proud and accomplished statesmen struggling to overcome biases, suspicion, and hubris to create what turned out to be the war-winning alliance."--Dust jacket
Politics of frustration : the United States in German naval planning, 1889-1941 by Holger H Herwig ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The German naval officer corps : a social and political history, 1890-1918 by Holger H Herwig ( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Germany's vision of empire in Venezuela, 1871-1914 by Holger H Herwig ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Outbreak of World War I : causes and responsibilities by Holger H Herwig ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War planning 1914 by Richard F Hamilton ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Major European powers drafted war plans before 1914 and executed them in August 1914; none brought the expected victory by Christmas. This collection of essays by international experts in military history reassesses war plans of 1914 in a broad diplomatic, military, and political setting for the first time in three decades. The book analyzes war plans of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Russia on basis of the latest research and explores their demise in opening months of World War I. Collectively and comparatively, these essays place contingency war planning before 1914 in different contexts and challenges each state faced as well as into a broad European paradigm. This is first such undertaking since Paul Kennedy's groundbreaking War Plans of the Great Powers (1979), and the end result is breathtaking in scope and depth of analysis--Publisher's description
One Christmas in Washington Roosevelt and Churchill forge the Grand Alliance by David Jay Bercuson ( )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One Christmas in Washington" is the fascinating, in-depth look at the Washington war conference of 1941, as two proud and accomplished statesmen struggled to overcome biases, suspicion, and hubris to create what turned out to be the war-winning alliance. The authors take a penetrating look at the high-level meetings and at the scenes behind the scenes. As with any momentous gathering of world leaders, there was high politics and low gossip, and both contributed to earth-shaking events of this momentous time
Hammer or anvil? : modern Germany 1648-present by Holger H Herwig ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War memory and popular culture : essays on modes of remembrance and commemoration ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This work explores the evolution from traditional to contemporary forms of war commemoration while centering around fundamental question of whether these new forms of memorial are meant to encourage the remembering or forgetting of the experience of war, as well as what implications this process may have for the continuation of the modern nation state"--Provided by publisher
One Christmas in Washington : Roosevelt and Churchill forge the Grand Alliance by David Jay Bercuson ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One Christmas in Washington : Churchill and Roosevelt forge the Grand Alliance by David Jay Bercuson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deadly seas : the story of the St. Croix, the U305 and the Battle of the Atlantic by David Jay Bercuson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Helwig, Holger H.
Herwig, Holger H.
Herwig, Holger Heinrich.
Herwig Roger Heinrich 1941-....
Languages
English (171)
Spanish (1)
French (1)
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