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Heuser, Beatrice 1961-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 184 publications in 4 languages and 4,663 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: U102, 355
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Most widely held works by Beatrice Heuser
NATO, Britain, France, and the FRG : nuclear strategies and forces for Europe, 1949-2000 by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides brief histories of the nuclear strategies of NATO as a whole, and of Britain and France, as well as the defence preferences of the FRG (West Germany), from the beginning of the Cold War. These are explained in relation to the perceived Soviet threat, and European perceptions of the reliability of the American `nuclear guarantee'. Parallel and comparative analyses of these strategies show that once America was vulnerable to Soviet nuclear reprisals, American strategic preferences differed fundamentally from those of the Europeans, and that Britain and France mainly for this reason felt the need for nuclear forces of their own. This option was unavailable to the FRG, although it long pursued, together with the French and the Italians, the project of an independent European nuclear force. The convergence of European strategic needs is demonstrated, which accounts for other projects for and forms of European nuclear cooperation
The evolution of strategy : thinking war from antiquity to the present by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is there a 'Western way of war' which pursues battles of annihilation and single-minded military victory? Is warfare on a path to ever greater destructive force? This magisterial new account answers these questions by tracing the history of Western thinking about strategy - the employment of military force as a political instrument - from antiquity to the present day. Assessing sources from Vegetius to contemporary America, and with a particular focus on strategy since the Napoleonic Wars, Beatrice Heuser explores the evolution of strategic thought, the social institutions, norms and patterns of behaviour within which it operates, the policies that guide it and the cultures that influence it. Ranging across technology and warfare, total warfare and small wars as well as land, sea, air and nuclear warfare, she demonstrates that warfare and strategic thinking have fluctuated wildly in their aims, intensity, limitations and excesses over the past two millennia"--Provided by publisher
Haunted by history : myths in international relations( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western "containment" policies in the cold war : the Yugoslav case, 1948-53 by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War, peace, and world orders in European history( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors use a wide range of case studies to explore the ways in which people in different societies at different times perceived and felt about war and peace in the world around them
The bomb : nuclear weapons in their historical, strategic, and ethical context by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tightly argued and profoundly thought provoking book tackles a huge subject: the coming of the nuclear age with bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and the ways in which it has changed our lives since. Dr Heuser sets these events in their historical context and tackles key issues about the effect of nuclear weapons on modern attitudes to conflict, and on the ethics of warfare. Ducking nothing, she demystifies the subject, seeing `the bomb'' not as something unique and paralysing, but as an integral part of the strategic and moral context of our time. For a wide multidiscipli
Securing peace in Europe, 1945-62 : thoughts for the post-Cold War era( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transatlantic relations : sharing ideals and costs by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Clausewitz by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is the first book not only on how to read Clausewitz's "On War", but also on how others have read him: from the Prussian and German masters of warfare of the late nineteenth century through to the military commanders of the First World War, through Lenin and Mao Zedong to strategists of the nuclear age and of guerrilla warfare. The result is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the work and influence of the greatest classic on the art of war
Nuclear mentalities? : strategies and belief in Britain, France, and the FRG by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts associated with nuclear strategy often go beyond any 'objective' logic of deterrence. Nuclear weapons have special roles in different national belief-systems, myths surround them, they have catalysed tensions already existing in societies, become symbols of power or of past sins. This book delves into the conscious and subconscious beliefs in Britain, France and the Federal Republic of Germany (all voiced in debates about nuclear strategy) about society, the State and power structures, each country's place in the world, the internationalsystem, allies and enemies
On war by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of the phenomenon of war by Clausewitz, a Prussian officer who fought against the French during the Napoleonic Wars, presents the human, social, tactical, and technological factors that affect a war's outcomes and discusses how political purpose, chance, and enmity combine to shape a war's dynamics
The strategy makers : thoughts on war and society from Machiavelli to Clausewitz by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's military strategists and tacticians may be familiar with the writings and teachings of Carl von Clausewitz, but The Strategy Makers:
Den Krieg denken : die Entwicklung der Strategie seit der Antike by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear weapons and the future of European security( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penser la stratégie de l'Antiquité à nos jours by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pensée militaire allemande by Eugène Carrias( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebellen - Partisanen - Guerilleros : Asymmetrische Kriege von der Antike bis heute by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western "containment" policies in the Cold War : the Yugoslav case : 1948-1953 by Beatrice Heuser( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OTAN : continuité et évolution by Beatrice Heuser( )

2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur se pose les questions de la survie ou de l'évolution de l'Alliance atlantique, de son rôle croissant dans les crises "hors zone".--SCAD summary
European strategists and European identity : the quest for a European nuclear force (1954-1967)( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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NATO, Britain, France, and the FRG : nuclear strategies and forces for Europe, 1949-2000
Alternative Names
Heuser, D.B.G. 1961-

Languages
English (136)

German (10)

French (5)

Polish (3)

Covers
The evolution of strategy : thinking war from antiquity to the presentHaunted by history : myths in international relationsWar, peace, and world orders in European historyThe bomb : nuclear weapons in their historical, strategic, and ethical contextTransatlantic relations : sharing ideals and costsReading ClausewitzOn warThe strategy makers : thoughts on war and society from Machiavelli to Clausewitz