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Neiberg, Michael S.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 190 publications in 4 languages and 11,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Military history  Biography  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D521, 940.4
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Most widely held works by Michael S Neiberg
Fighting the Great War : a global history by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despair at Gallipoli. Victory at Vimy Ridge. A European generation lost, an American spirit found. The First World War, the deadly herald of a new era, continues to captivate readers. In this lively book, Michael Neiberg offers a concise history based on the latest research and insights into the soldiers, commanders, battles, and legacies of the Great War. Tracing the war from Verdun to Salonika to Baghdad to German East Africa, Neiberg illuminates the global nature of the conflict. More than four years of mindless slaughter in the trenches on the western front, World War I was the first fought in three dimensions: in the air, at sea, and through mechanized ground warfare. New weapons systems--tanks, bomber aircraft, and long-range artillery--all shaped the battle environment. Moving beyond the standard portrayal of the war's generals as "butchers and bunglers," Neiberg offers a nuanced discussion of officers constrained by the monumental scale of complex events. Diaries and letters of men serving on the front lines capture the personal stories and brutal conditions--from Alpine snows to Mesopotamian sands--under which these soldiers lived, fought, and died. Generously illustrated, with many never-before-published photographs, this book is an impressive blend of analysis and narrative. Anyone interested in understanding the twentieth century must begin with its first global conflict, and there is no better place to start than with Fighting the Great War. Presents an analysis of the events and strategies of World War I
The blood of free men : the liberation of Paris, 1944 by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the operation involving Resistance fighters, Allied commanders, and French citizens that resulted in the liberation of Paris in 1944 from German occupation and ultimately helped shape the outcome of World War II
The World War I reader : [primary and secondary sources] by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of primary and secondary documents that offers students, scholars, and war buffs an extensive and easy-to-follow overview of World War I
Making citizen-soldiers : ROTC and the ideology of American military service by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the Reserve Officers Training Corps program as a distinctively American expression of the social, cultural, and political meanings of military service." "Most modern military systems educate and train junior officers at insular academies like West Point, but that of the United States has relied extensively on the active cooperation of its civilian colleges. Michael Neiberg argues that the creation of officer education programs on civilian campuses emanates from a traditional American belief (which he traces to the colonial period) in the active participation of civilians in military affairs."--Jacket
Dance of the furies : Europe and the outbreak of World War I by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neiberg marshals letters, diaries, and memoirs of ordinary citizens across Europe to show that the onset of war was experienced as a sudden, unexpected event. As they watched a minor diplomatic crisis erupt into a continental bloodbath, they expressed shock, revulsion, and fear. But when bargains between belligerent governments began to crumble under the weight of conflict, public disillusionment soon followed. Yet it was only after the fighting acquired its own horrible momentum that national hatreds emerged under the pressure of mutually escalating threats, wartime atrocities, and intense government propaganda"--Jacket
Potsdam : the end of World War II and the remaking of Europe by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Potsdam conference, which united Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin to establish post-war order, negotiate lasting peace treaties, and try to counter the effects of World War II
Warfare in world history by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the catastrophic effect of war, wars have also proved to be instrumental to long-term change in world history. This text is the first of its kind to survey how warfare has developed from ancient times to the present day and the role it has played in shaping the world we know. The periods discussed include: * the pre-gunpowder era * the development of gunpowder weapons and their rapid adoption in Western Europe * the French Revolution and the industrialization of warfare * the First and Second World Wars * the Cold War and the wars of liberation fought across the Third World With in-depth examples illustrating the dominant themes in the history of warfare, Warfare in World History focuses not only on the famous and heroic, but also discusses the experiences of countless millions of unknowns who have fought in wars over time
Warfare & society in Europe : 1898 to the present by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Warfare and Society in Europe, 1898 to the Present examines Warfare in Europe from the Fashoda conflict in 1898 in modern-day Sudan to the recent war in Iraq. The twentieth century was by far the world's most destructive century, with two global wars marking the first half of the century and the constant fear of nuclear annihilation haunting the second half. Throughout, this book treats warfare as a function of large political, cultural, social and economic issues." "Combining a traditional survey of military history with a survey of social issues, Michael S. Neiberg examines both how social changes have impacted the nature of war fighting and how war has shaped the basic patterns of European society."--Jacket
The Second Battle of the Marne by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The First Battle of the Marne produced the so-called "Miracle of the Marne" when French and British forces stopped the initial German drive on Paris in 1914. Hundreds of thousands of casualties later, with opposing forces still dug into trench lines that had moved very little in the intervening four years, the Germans tried again to push their way to Paris and to victory. The Second Battle of the Marne (July 15 to August 9, 1918) marks the point at which the Allied armies stopped the massive German Ludendorff Offensives and went over to offensive operations themselves. The Germans never again came as close to Paris and never again resumed the offensive. The battle was also one of the first large multi-national battles fought by the Allies since the assumption of supreme command by French general Ferdinand Foch. It also marked the only time French, American, and British forces fought together in one battle. A superb account of the bloody events of those fateful days, the book sheds new light on a critically important twentieth-century battle. Michael S. Neiberg addresses important themes in modern military history, including inter-allied cooperation, the "learning curve" of World War I armies, and the roles of command and technology on the battlefield."--Jacket
Foch : Supreme Allied Commander in the Great War by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now fighting as a more coherent whole, the Allies repulsed the German spring offensives of 1918 and returned to the attack themselves in the summer. In this role, Foch foreshadowed the similar roles played by other commanders of large coalitions, such as Dwight Eisenhower in World War II and Norman Schwarzkopf in Desert Storm."--Jacket
The nineteenth century by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eastern Front 1914-1920 by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the aid of over 300 black and white and colour photographs, complemented by full-colour maps, The Eastern Front provides a detailed guide to the background and conduct of the conflict on the Eastern Front, up to and including the Russian Civil War and the Russo-Polish War. - Publisher
Finding common ground : new directions in First World War studies by Jennifer Keene( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing cutting-edge scholarship in First World War studies, this anthology demonstrates the possibility of finding common ground in how cultural, social, and military historians study the war. Essays focus on decisions of commanders, inter-allied negotiations, trench culture, prisoners of war, the sailors' war, key developments along the Eastern Front, and how colonial troops experienced the war. Other essays consider impact of the war on civilians under occupation, the creation of humanitarian relief missions, and how the memory of the war affected postwar pacifist movements and the problems faced by wounded veterans. Together these essays underscore how conversations among historians across international and cross-disciplinary boundaries result in dynamic and original scholarship that enhances our understanding of this global conflict--Publisher's description
World War I by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quick guide to the causes, offensives, air & sea wars, trench warfare and US involvement and Treaty of Versaillesas related to World War I
The Western Front 1914-1916 by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascism( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the research on the origins, development, success and failure of fascism outside of Germany. By treating the problem in a global and comparative context, the essays in this volume aims to add complexity to our understanding of one of history's most destructive political movements
The military atlas of World War I by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms and the man : military history essays in honor of Dennis Showalter( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays honor Dennis Showalter, a pioneer in the field of military history and a mentor to an entire generation of scholars. The essays themselves are written by some of the best-known and most highly-respected scholars in the field. They span the globe and cover a wide range of military history topics from the ancient world to the present day. As a group, this book represents not only a collection in honor of a great scholar, but a collection of some of the highest-quality cutting-edge scholarship in the field today. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand the history of
La Gran Guerra : una historia global (1914-1918) by Michael S Neiberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potsdam : the end of World War II and the remaking of Europe by Michael S Neiberg( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Germany's defeat in World War II, the victorious Allies faced the daunting task of negotiating a lasting peace. On July 17, 1945, Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill gathered in Potsdam, a quiet suburb of Berlin, to discuss, as Churchill put it, "the gravest matters in the world." Historian Michael Neiberg vividly captures the delegates' personalities: Truman, eager to escape from the shadow of the recently deceased FDR; Churchill, bombastic and seemingly out of touch; Stalin, cunning and meticulous; and the introverted Clement Attlee, who replaced Churchill as prime minister after a stunning election result midway through the conference. Stalin had the strongest position; having already conquered Eastern Europe, he saw little reason to let it go. Yet Truman had an ace up his sleeve: the success of the atomic bomb test. As Neiberg shows, amid their dramatic debates over how to end the most recent war, the delegates only dimly understood that they were giving birth to a new global conflict
 
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Fighting the Great War : a global history
Alternative Names
Michael S. Neiberg American historian

Michael S. Neiberg US-amerikanischer Militrhistoriker

Neiberg, M. S. 1969-

Neiberg, Michael.

Neiberg, Michael 1969-

Neiberg, Michael S.

Neiberg Michael S. 1969-....

Neiberg, Michael Scott 1969-

Languages
English (154)

Spanish (4)

German (1)

Turkish (1)

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The World War I reader : [primary and secondary sources]Making citizen-soldiers : ROTC and the ideology of American military serviceDance of the furies : Europe and the outbreak of World War IWarfare in world historyWarfare & society in Europe : 1898 to the presentThe Second Battle of the MarneFoch : Supreme Allied Commander in the Great WarThe nineteenth century