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The evolution of operational art : from Napoleon to the present

Author: John Andreas Olsen; Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on country specific case-studies, this book describes how the concepts that underpin operational art originated, how they received practical expression in various campaigns, and how they developed over time. The point of departure is the campaigns of 'the God of War', Napoleon Bonaparte. The book then proceeds with chapters on the evolution of operational art in Prussia/Germany, the Soviet Union/Russia, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Andreas Olsen; Martin Van Creveld
ISBN: 9780199599486 0199599483
OCLC Number: 689008077
Description: xiii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / John Andreas Olsen and Martin van Creveld --
Napoleon and the dawn of operational warfare / Martin van Creveld --
Prussian-German operational art, 1740-1943 / Dennis E. Showalter --
The tsarist and soviet operational art, 1853-1991 / Jacob W. Kipp --
Operational art and Britain, 1909-2009 / Hew Strachan --
American operational art, 1917-2008 / Antulio J. Echevarria II --
The rise and fall of Israeli operational art, 1948-2008 / Avi Kober --
The Chinese way of war / Andrew Scobell --
Conclusion / John Andreas Olsen and Martin van Creveld --
Epilogue / Rupert Smith.
Responsibility: edited by John Andreas Olsen and Martin van Creveld.

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