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Neiberg, Michael S.

Works: 38 works in 166 publications in 3 languages and 10,512 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D521, 940.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael S Neiberg
Fighting the Great War : a global history by Michael S Neiberg( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,370 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 1,275 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
Dance of the furies : Europe and the outbreak of World War I by Michael S Neiberg( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,060 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
Foch Supreme Allied Commander in the Great War by Michael S Neiberg( )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 981 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."--BOOK JACKET
Finding common ground new directions in First World War studies by Jennifer Keene( )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 822 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
Warfare in world history by Michael S Neiberg( )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite the catastrophic effects 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
The World War I reader : [primary and secondary sources] ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 704 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
Arms and the man military history essays in honor of Dennis Showalter ( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 621 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
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 585 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
Warfare & society in Europe : 1898 to the present by Michael S Neiberg( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 382 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 )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eastern front 1914-1920 from tannenberg to the russo-polish war by Michael S Neiberg( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The length of the front in the East was much longer than in the West. The theater of war was roughly delimited by the Baltic Sea in the West and Moscow in the East, a distance of 1,200 kilometers, and Saint Petersburg in the North and the Black Sea in the South, a distance of more than 1,600 kilometers. This had a drastic effect on the nature of the warfare. While World War I on the Western Front developed into trench warfare, the battle lines on the Eastern Front were much more fluid and trenches never truly developed. This was because the greater length of the front ensured that the density of soldiers in the line was lower so the line was easier to break. Once broken, the sparse communication networks made it difficult for the defender to rush reinforcements to the rupture in the line to mount a rapid counteroffensive and seal off a breakthrough. There was also the fact that the terrain in the Eastern European theater was quite solid, often making it near impossible to construct anything resembling the complicated trench systems on the Western Front, which tended to have muddier and much more workable terrain. In short, on the Eastern front the side defending did not have the overwhelming advantages it had on the Western front. Because of this, front lines in the East kept on shifting throughout the conflict, and not just near the beginning and end of the fighting, as was the case in the West. In fact the greatest advance of the whole war was made in the East by the German Army in the summer of 1915. With the aid of numerous black and white and color photographs, many previously unpublished, the World War I series recreates the battles and campaigns that raged across the surface of the globe, on land, at sea and in the air. The text is complemented by full-color maps that guide the reader through specific actions and campaigns
The nineteenth century by Michael S Neiberg( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Western Front 1914-1916 by Michael S Neiberg( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World War I by Michael S Neiberg( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 95 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
Fascism ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 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 )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Gran Guerra : una historia global (1914-1918) by Michael S Neiberg( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between gun and gown : a social and policy history of the reserve officers' training corps, 1950-1980 by Michael S Neiberg( )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Front Wschodni 1914-1920 : od Tannenbergu do wojny polsko-bolszewickiej by Michael S Neiberg( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Neiberg, M. S. 1969-
Neiberg, Michael.
Neiberg, Michael 1969-
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Neiberg, Michael Scott 1969-
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