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Makers of modern strategy : from Machiavelli to the nuclear age

Author: Peter Paret; Gordon Alexander Craig; Felix Gilbert
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1986.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text discusses Machiavelli, Maurice of Nassau, Gustavus Adolphus, Raimondo Montecuccoli, Vauban, Frederick the Great, Guibert, Bulow, Napoleon, Jomini, Clausewitz, Adam Smith, Alexander Hamilton, Friedrich List, Engels, Marx, Moltke, Schlieffen, Delbruck, Bugeaud, Gallieni, Lyautey, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Liddell Hart, De Gaulle, and other military strategists.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Paret; Gordon Alexander Craig; Felix Gilbert
ISBN: 0691092354 9780691092355 0691027641 9780691027647
OCLC Number: 12370286
Description: vii, 941 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: The origins of modern war. Machiavelli : the renaissance of the art of war / Felix Gilbert ; Maurice of Nassau, Gustavus Adolphus, Raimondo Montecuccoli, and the "military revolution" of the seventeenth century / Gunther E. Rothernberg ; Vauban : the impact of science on war / Henry Guerlac ; Frederick the Great, Guibert, Bülow : from dynastic to national war / R.R. Palmer --
pt. 2. The expansion of war. Napoleon and the revolution in war / Peter Paret ; Jomini / John Shy ; Clausewitz / Peter Paret --
pt. 3: From the Industrial Revolution to the First World War. Adam Smith, Alexander Hamilton, Friedrich List : the economic foundations of military power / Edward Mead Earle ; Engels and Marx on revolution, war, and the army in society / Sigmund Neumann and Mark von Hagen ; The Prusso-German school : Moltke and the rise of the general staff / Hajo Holborn ; Moltke, Schieffen, and the doctrine of strategic envelopment / Gunther E. Rothenberg ; Delbrück : the military historian / Gordon A. Craig ; Russian military thought : the Western model and the shadow of Suvorov / Walter Pinter ; Bugeaud, Galliéni, Lyautey : the development of French colonial warfare / Douglas Porch ; American strategy from its beginnings through the First World War / Russell F. Weigley ; Alfred Thayer Mahan : the naval historian / Philip A. Crowl --
pt. 4: From the First to the Second World War. The political leader as strategist / Gordon A. Craig ; Men against fire : the doctrine of the offensive in 1914 / Michael Howard ; German strategy in the age of machine warfare, 1914-1945 / Michael Geyer ; Liddell Hart and De Gaulle : the doctrines of limited liability and mobile defense / Brian Bond and Martin Alexander ; Voices from the central blue : the air power theorists / David MacIsaac ; The making of Soviet strategy / Condoleezza Rice ; Allied strategy in Europe, 1939-1945 / Maurice Matloff ; American and Japanese strategies in the Pacific War / D. Clayton James --
pt. 5: Since 1945. The first two generations of nuclear strategists / Lawrence Freedman ; Conventional warfare in the nuclear age / Michael Carver ; Revolutionary war / John Shy and Thomas W. Collier ; Reflections on strategy in the present and future / Gordon A. Craig and Felix Gilbert.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Paret with the collaboration of Gordon A. Craig and Felix Gilbert.
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