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Glover, Michael 1922-1990

Works: 50 works in 328 publications in 2 languages and 6,994 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal correspondence  Pictorial works  Diaries  Personal narratives  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Michael Glover
The Napoleonic Wars : an Illustrated History, 1792-1815 by Michael Glover( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The war which followed the French Revolution lasted, with two short intermissions, for more than 23 years and it has been no easy task to compress the four main threads of the story--naval, military, economic and diplomatic--into the space available. Inevitably this book must deal primarily with strategy, with the broad sweep of campaigns rather than the details of individual battles, but since strategy is meaningless unless converted into victory or defeat--naval, military, economic and diplomatic--by tactic, I have tried to give examples of the tactics used at points where they are significant for the narative as a whole."--Page 1
Legacy of glory; the Bonaparte kingdom of Spain, 1808-1813 by Michael Glover( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relationship between Napolean Bonaparte and his brother, Joseph, against an historical backdrop of French military disasters in Spain
The Peninsular War, 1807-1814; a concise military history by Michael Glover( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Peninsular War is often eclipsed by the spectacular individual battles by sea and land of the Napoleonic Wars, but it was the decisive struggle in which the Emperor's troops faced defeat for the first time. Michael Glover seeks to give the basic skeleton of facts and to flesh it out with first-hand accounts of what it was like to march and fight, to eat and be wounded, to command and be commanded at the start of the 19th century. Stress is laid on the technological limitations of warfare during this period, when all the movement was limited to the pace of a heavily-laden infantryman moving across country
Wellington's peninsular victories : Busaco, Salamanca, Vitoria, Nivelle by Michael Glover( Book )

36 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in English and French and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington as military commander by Michael Glover( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very slippery fellow : the life of Sir Robert Wilson, 1777-1849 by Michael Glover( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1815: the armies at Waterloo by Ugo Pericoli( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rorke's Drift : a Victorian epic by Michael Glover( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defence of Rorke's Drift has gone down in history as one of the grandest heroic actions of British colonial wars. About a hundred men defeated an enemy force 30 or 40 times their size, and 11 of the defenders were awarded Britain's highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross. The action has been immortalized in the film "Zulu". Michael Glover shows how this undoubted act of bravery was exploited for political ends, and why an event of little military consequence found its way into the "National Hagiography of Battles"
General Burgoyne in Canada and America : scapegoat for a system by Michael Glover( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington's army in the Peninsula, 1808-1814 by Michael Glover( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the eighteenth century there was no love lost between Britain and her army. Edmund Burke had laid down that 'an armed and disciplined body is, in its essence, dangerous to liberty.' Admitting, without enthusiasm, that they had to have some kind of army, it was provided with a system of control ostensibly designed to ensure that it could not menace civil liberty -- a complex system which led to Wellington's victory over the French because he was able to manage the administrative hydra in England. His self-set task was 'to do the best I can with the instruments that have been sent to assist me.' Michael Glover unravels the web of complexity over which the commander and his forces won a notable victory -- as well as the French. He describes the recruiting of officers and other ranks, the achievement of advance by purchase, all the services, and how these component parts worked in together. He demonstrates how this machine operated in action and rounds off his account with a portrait of Wellington himself
The fight for the channel ports : Calais to Brest 1940 : a study in confusion by Michael Glover( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historien om de tiloversblevne britiske tropper, som ikke blev undsat ved Dunkirk i sommeren 1941. - Greenjackets; Highland Division; St. Valery; Amiens; Abbeville; Doullens; 12. Eastern Division
The velvet glove : the decline and fall of moderation in war by Michael Glover( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britannia sickens: Sir Arthur Wellesley and the Convention of Cintra by Michael Glover( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An improvised war : the Ethiopian campaign, 1940-1941 by Michael Glover( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En bog om det britiske felttog mod italienerne i Ethiopien under 2. Verdenskrig. Titlen hentyder til den omstændighed, at briterne måtte føre felttoget på trods af dårlige logistiske forhold, der tvang alle til maximal udnyttelse af eksisterende ressourcer
Warfare in the age of Bonaparte by Michael Glover( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Militærhistorie, 1792-1815; Frankrig, Historie, 1792-1815; England, Historie, 1792-1815; Franske Hær; Engelske Hær; Napoleon; Napoleonstiden; Napoleonskrigene; Napoleon som Hærfører; Store Slag og Kampe; Afgørende Slag og Kampe; Europa, Historie, 1792-1815; Napoleonic Warfare; Landkrigsførelse; Franske Revolutionshær; Franske Revolutionskrige; Italienske Felttog; Castiglione; Napoleons overgang over Alperne; Marengo; Franske Kejserdømme; Eylau; Salamanca; Peninsulære Krig; Russiske Felttog, 1812; Preussens Historie; War at Sea; Nelson; Alexander I, Russiske Zar; Algeciras; Freden i Amiens; Augenau; Aspern-Essling; Østrigske Kejserdømme; Austerlitz; Wagram; Ulm; Tourcoing; Bayerske Arvefølgekrig; Badajoz; Benningsen; Bernadotte; Napoleons Marskaller; Napoleons Generaler; Berthier; Blücher; Joseph Bonaparte; Borodino; Brest; Cadiz; Campo-Formio-traktaten; Ærkehertug Carl af Østrig-Ungarn; Ciudad Rodrigo; Conscription; Slaget på Reden; København, 1801; Københavns Bombardement, 1807; Desaix; Davout; Erlon; Spanske Felttog, 1807-1814; Würmser; Wellington; Congreve Rocket; Napoleonstidens Våbentyper; Valmy; Trafalgar; Toulon; Freden i Tilsit; Soult; Schwartzenberg; Saumarez, J.; St. Hilaire; Royal Navy; Middelhavet; Gibraltar; Malta; Polen; Pellew, E.; Ney; Battle of the Nile; Murat; Baron Melas; Massena; Marmont; Mantua; Leipzig; Lannes; Königsberg; Junot; Jervis, J.; Jourdan; Jena; Irland; Grouchy; Frederik den Store; Franske Hær; Armee Francaise; Grande Armee
The fateful battle line : the Great War journals and sketches of Captain Henry Ogle by Henry Ogle( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Ogle was a trained artist, and one who, in his writing, fused the vividness of the painter's eye for detail with a writer's precision and awareness. Commissioned from the ranks, twice wounded, his gallantry rewarded with the Military Cross, he endured four years of war; if the experience seared him, it never took from him his humanity. Front-line, support and reserve trenches; raids, patrols and work details; outposts and piquets; hospitals and base areas; French and Belgian towns and villages; leave back home in England; the tragic landscape of Flanders; weapons, artillery, transport, draft and riding animals; above all his fellow soldiers - Henry Ogle faithfully, and often wittily, recorded the day-to-day minutiae, as well as the sudden shattering moments, of vast industrial armies locked in the last of the great siege wars. In doing so, and in his accompanying text, he demonstrated that the enduring legacy of the Great War lay in the spirit of the men who fought it."--Back of book
Invasion scare 1940 by Michael Glover( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gentleman volunteer : letters of George Hennell from the Peninsular War, 1812-1813 by George Hennell( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breve fra den engelske frivillige G. Hennell (redigerede med noter og bibliografi af M. Glover) under de engelske felltog under Hertugen af Wellington i Spanien og Portugal 1812-13, sejrene ved Salamanca og Vittoria og starten på invasionen af Frankrig sydfra - med navneliste over officererne ved 43. lette infanteri og den lette division
An assemblage of Indian Army soldiers & uniforms from the original paintings by the late Chater Paul Chater by Michael Glover( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warfare from Waterloo to Mons by Michael Glover( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nordamerikanske Borgerkrig; Krigsudbruddet; Nordstaternes Hær; Unionshæren; Konføderationens hær; Hærene i borgerkrigen, udstyr, størrelser og våben; Krigsudbruddet; Amerikanske generaler; Slaget ved Gettysburg
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Wellington as military commander
Wellington as military commanderRorke's Drift : a Victorian epicWarfare in the age of BonaparteThe fateful battle line : the Great War journals and sketches of Captain Henry Ogle
Alternative Names
Glover, Michael

Glover, Michael, 1922-

Michael Glover historiador militar británicu (1922–1990)

Майкл Гловер

Майкл Гловер Британский военный историк

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