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Lillard, John M. 1958-

Works: 3 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 911 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about John M Lillard
Most widely held works by John M Lillard
Playing war : wargaming and U.S. Navy preparations for World War II by John M Lillard( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the First and Second World Wars, the U.S. Navy used the experience it had gained to prepare for future wars through simulated conflicts, or war games, at the Naval War College. In Playing War John M. Lillard analyzes individual war games in detail, showing how players tested new tactics and doctrines, experimented with advanced technology, and transformed their approaches through these war games, learning lessons that would prepare them to make critical decisions in the years to come. Recent histories of the interwar period explore how the U.S. navy digested the impact of World War I and prepared itself for World War Ii. However, most of these works overlook or dismiss the transformational quality of the War College war games and the central role they played in preparing the navy for war. To address that gap, Playing War details how the interwar navy projected itself into the future through simulated conflicts. Playing War recasts the reputation of the interwar War College as an agent of preparation and innovation and the war games as the instruments of that agency. -- Inside jacket flap
The U.S. decision to defend the Philippines ; April-December 1941 by John M Lillard( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.13 (from 0.13 for Playing wa ... to 0.47 for The U.S. d ...)

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