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Johnson, Robert 1967-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 115 publications in 2 languages and 4,895 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA16, 325.320941
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Johnson
British imperialism by Robert Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Johnson's introduction to British imperialism from its early days to its decline offers students both a chronological framework and a guide to the lively debates surrounding this theme
Carbon nation : fossil fuels in the making of American culture by Robert Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fossil fuels don't simply impact our ability to commute to and from work. They condition our sensory lives, our erotic experiences, and our aesthetics; they structure what we assume to be normal and healthy; and they prop up a distinctly modern bargain with nature that allows populations and economies to grow wildly beyond the older and more clearly understood limits of the organic economy. Carbon Nation ranges across film and literary studies, ecology, politics, journalism, and art history to chart the course by which prehistoric carbon calories entered into the American economy and body. It reveals how fossil fuels remade our ways of being, knowing, and sensing in the world while examining how different classes, races, sexes, and conditions learned to embrace and navigate the material manifestations and cultural potential of these new prehistoric carbons. The ecological roots of modern America are introduced in the first half of the book where the author shows how fossil fuels revolutionized the nation's material wealth and carrying capacity. The book then demonstrates how this eager embrace of fossil fuels went hand in hand with both a deliberate and an unconscious suppression of that dependency across social, spatial, symbolic, and psychic domains. In the works of Eugene O'Neill, Upton Sinclair, Sherwood Anderson, and Stephen Crane, the author reveals how Americans' material dependencies on prehistoric carbon were systematically buried within modernist narratives of progress, consumption, and unbridled growth; while in films like Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and George Stevens's Giant he uncovers cinematic expressions of our own deep-seated anxieties about living in a dizzying new world wrought by fossil fuels. Any discussion of fossil fuels must go beyond energy policy and technology. In Carbon Nation, Bob Johnson reminds us that what we take to be natural in the modern world is, in fact, historical, and that our history and culture arise from this relatively recent embrace of the coal mine, the stoke hole, and the oil derrick. "--
A region in turmoil : South Asian conflicts since 1947 by Robert Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the Second World War, the states of South Asia have been engulfed in a variety of conflicts. These include the Tamil Tigers' struggles in Sri Lanka, the unrest in Myanmar (Burma), Maoist insurgency in Nepal, the Bangladeshi war of independence, the gruelling conflicts in Kashmir and Afghanistan, and the 'War on Terror'." "To date, few attempts have been made to examine these conflicts in their regional and global context. Rob Johnson fills in the gaps, and explains and evaluates the historic and political roots of these wars in a systematic and thematic way. The subject is vitally important, not least because the two leading states, India and Pakistan, are nuclear powers that have resorted to war with each other on a number of occasions since independence. In addition, the insurgencies of the last 50 years continue to destabilize the region, and now they seriously affect the rest of the world. Highly topical, A Region in Turmoil provides an invaluable analysis of South Asia and its complex history. It is essential reading not only for historians and policymakers, but for anyone who follows current affairs."--Jacket
Oil, Islam and conflict : Central Asia since 1945 by Robert Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oil, Islam Conflict is a timely regional perspective that gathers together and analyzes a range of issues, including terrorism, counter-insurgency and energy security. It covers the civil Wars in Afghanistan and Tajikstan, the conflicts in Chechnya and the Caucasus, and terrorism across the region. Rob Johnson also examines the policies of Central Asian governments, including their attitudes to democratic reform, human rights, energy and economic development, and how these are related to civil violence. Further consideration is given to Islamist movements and their impact on the peoples of Central Asia, as well as the unrest in China's Xinjiang province." "Required reading for policy planners and researchers, oil and gas companies, military personnel and others involved in energy security and combating terrorism, Oil, Islam and Conflict will also attract general readers with an interest in this increasingly turbulent region."--Jacket
The Iran-Iraq War by Robert Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recent conflicts of the Middle East can be traced directly to the Iran-Iraq War. Rob Johnson provides a sound and clear grasp of the major issues surrounding this war - an essential precursor to understanding the nature of both the Iraqi and Iranian regimes in the 1990s and their regional aspirations, and the ensuing Gulf Wars"--
The Afghan way of war : how and why they fight by Robert Johnson( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on key episodes in Afghanistan's long history of conflict with foreign forces from the early nineteenth century to the present, this book sheds new light on the Afghan 'Way of War.' Robert Johnson shows that, contrary to the stereotypes of primitive warriors enflamed with religious fanaticism, Afghan warfare has been marked by constant change as Afghani methods evolved to face new threats. From the dynastic struggles and popular resistance movements of the nineteenth century to the ideological confrontations of recent decades, Afghans have long resisted political coercion, military intervention, and foreign influence. To do so, they have developed sophisticated strategic approaches to deal with both internal unrest and foreign intrusion, while at the tactical level outthinking and outfighting their opponents at every step. The final part of the book, which deals with how the Taliban has contested Western intervention by borrowing from traditions in Afghan history and culture, will be of considerable topical interest in light of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan"--Publisher description
Outnumbered, outgunned, undeterred : twenty battles against all odds by Robert Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How military forces have prevailed against the odds, explained through vivid narratives and specially commissioned battle plans
Spying for empire : the Great Game in Central and South Asia, 1757-1947 by Robert Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to win on the battlefield : the 25 key tactics of all time by Robert Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book we examine and then analyse, through a series of case studies, 25 of the most important tactics used in war on land, at sea and in the air. These are illustrated with examples from around the globe and from across history in order to demonstrate the enduring value of each one. While much of the current intellectual debate on war focuses on what is new, or even 'post-modern', we are eager to show that, despite obvious changes in weaponry, technology and mobility, certain key techniques and principles have been applied with equal success in the military encounters of the past and are still relevant today. Since so many works of military history focus narrowly on the West, we have selected examples from as wide a field as possible and we have tried to raise awareness of some less well-known battles. Our intention is to highlight the function of each tactical concept in its historical setting"--Preface
At the end of military intervention : historical, theoretical, and applied approaches to transition, handover and withdrawal( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No modern intervention is intended to endure indefinitely; indeed some fashion of exit is always envisioned from the outset. This commitment to an exit is normally informed by an exit strategy. Whilst strategies of closure have been scrutinised recently, not least in light of charges of defective intentions and planning, the relations between the strategies, operations and tactics of exit have not been contextualised. Focus on the local, specific and bottom-up manifestations of transitions offers significant enhances to historical, theoretical and applied understandings. This book is an introduction not just to the issues of transition, handover and withdrawal, but to exit as a package of theoretical concepts and how these have been understood, shaped and employed in historic and contemporary perspective. Drawing on a wide range of post-1945 examples derived from a variety of regions and periods, this book provides researchers and practitioners with a source book on what forms a crucial and often overlooked element of past and present interventions
Boom-boom! by Robert Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden age of the Argonauts by Robert Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to win on the battlefield : 25 key tactics to outwit, outflank, and outfight the enemy by Robert Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of twenty-five key military tactics throughout history that have resulted in victory
European history 1870-1918 : the rise of nationalism by Robert Johnson( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulverfass am Hindukusch : Dschihad, Erdöl und die Gromächte in Zentralasien by Robert Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Für den britischen Historiker wird Zentralasien im 21. Jahrhundert im Mittelpunkt des Weltinteresses stehen: wegen der reichen Öl- und Gasvorkommen, wegen terrorbereiter islamistischer Gruppen, wegen diktatorischer Regime und wegen der Machtkämpfe zwischen China, Russland, Iran und den USA
The changing nature of warfare, 1792-1918 : how war became global by Robert Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krigshistorie. Vil man spå om fremtiden, er det ndvendigt at se tilbage, for at forstå, hvordan krigshistorien har udviklet sig frem til terrorbombningen 11.september 2001. Bogen analyserer vsentlige vbnede konflikter i krigshistorien fra 1792-1918
The British Indian Army : virtue and necessity by Robert Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Indian Army was a distinctive phenomenon, a curious combination of Western imperial and South Asian military cultures. It was first and foremost a military instrument for garrison duties, but it was rarely used in internal security and most of its history is concerned with expeditionary wars. While the British regarded the Indian Army as a source of pride and a vital source of imperial manpower, it was not a simple case of exploitation of local indigenous labour by an indifferent
Warfare : how war became global by Robert Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dette er en oversigt over krige fra 1792 til 1918. Bogen beskriver hvordan krigsfrelsen har ndret sig gennem årene
Warfare, 1792-1918 : how war became global by Robert Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Empire pomp, power and post-colonialism by Robert Johnson( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A region in turmoil : South Asian conflicts since 1947Oil, Islam and conflict : Central Asia since 1945The Iran-Iraq WarThe Afghan way of war : how and why they fightOutnumbered, outgunned, undeterred : twenty battles against all oddsSpying for empire : the Great Game in Central and South Asia, 1757-1947How to win on the battlefield : the 25 key tactics of all timeHow to win on the battlefield : 25 key tactics to outwit, outflank, and outfight the enemy