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The pursuit of victory : from Napoleon to Saddam Hussein

Author: Brian Bond
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study discusses the successes and failures of military and political leaders in their pursuit of victory in war over the last two centuries.

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Named Person: König II ) Friedrich (Preußen; Adolf Hitler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Bond
ISBN: 0198207352 9780198207351 0198204973 9780198204978
OCLC Number: 43156550
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Description: [ix], 240 pages, [16] pages of plates ; 23 cm
Contents: Frederick the Great and the Era of Limited War --
Napoleon and the decisive battle --
The Napoleonic Legacy : the influence of Jomini and Clausewitz --
Moltke and the Wars of German Unification --
The quest for victory in the Schlieffen Era, 1890-1914 --
The pursuit of victory in the First World War and the aftermath --
The pursuit of victory in the Second World War --
The pursuit of victory in the Nuclear Age --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Brian Bond.

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'impressive book' * Financial Times * 'a judicious account of warfare, predominantly in Europe and mostly on land, over the past two and a half centuries' * Times Literary Supplement *

 
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