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Millett, Allan Reed

Works: 106 works in 401 publications in 4 languages and 14,823 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Bibliography  Miscellanea  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E181, 973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Allan Reed Millett
For the common defense : a military history of the United States of America by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers U.S. military institutions and policies from Colonial times to the present. Also discusses major military campaigns
A war to be won : fighting the Second World War by Williamson Murray( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the military operations and tactics of World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters from the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 to the surrender of Japan in 1945
Semper fidelis : the history of the United States Marine Corps by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Short history of the Vietnam War by Allan Reed Millet( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of intervention; the military occupation of Cuba, 1906-1909 by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war for Korea, 1945-1950 : a house burning by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When major powers sent troops to Korean peninsula in June of 1950, it supposedly marked the start of one of the last century's bloodiest conflicts. Allan Millett reveals the Korean War actually began with partisan clashes two years earlier and had roots in political history of Korea under Japanese rule, 1910-1945. The first in a new two-volume history of the Korean War, Millett's study offers the most comprehensive account of its causes and early military operations. Millett traces the war's origins to the post-liberation conflict between two revolutionary movements, the Marxist-Leninists and the Nationalist-Capitalists. With the U.S.-Soviet partition of Korea following World War II, each movement, now with foreign patrons, asserted its right to govern the peninsula, leading directly to guerrilla warfare and terrorism in which more than 30,000 Koreans died. Millett argues this civil strife, fought mostly in the South, was not so much the cause of the Korean War as its actual beginning. Millett describes two revolutions locked in irreconcilable conflict, offering an even-handed treatment of both Communists and Nationalists-Capitalists. Neither movement was a model of democracy. He includes Korean, Chinese, and Russian perspectives on this era, provides the most complete account of the formation of the South Korean Army, and offers new interpretations of U.S. occupation of Korea, 1945-1948. Millett's history redefines the initial phase of the war in Asian terms. His book shows how both internal forces and international pressures converged to create the Korean War, a conflict that still shapes politics of Asia--Publisher's description
Military effectiveness by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the military success and efficiency of the seven great powers during World War I: Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States
The war for Korea, 1950-1951 : they came from the north by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning, the author, a military historian argued that the conflict on the Korean peninsula in the middle of the twentieth century was first and foremost a war between Koreans that began in 1948. In the second volume of a monumental trilogy, he now shifts his focus to the twelve month period from North Korea's invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950, through the end of June 1951, the most active phase of the internationalized "Korean War." Moving between the battlefield and the halls of power, he weaves together military operations and tactics without losing sight of Cold War geopolitics, strategy, and civil military relations. Filled with new insights on the conflict, this book is the first to give combined arms its due, looking at the contributions and challenges of integrating naval and air power with the ground forces of United Nations Command and showing the importance of Korean support services. He also provides an account of the role of South Korea's armed forces, drawing heavily on ROK and Korea Military Advisory Group sources. He integrates non American perspectives into the narrative, especially those of Mao Zedong, Chinese military commander Peng Dehuai, Josef Stalin, Kim Il-sung, and Syngman Rhee. And he portrays Walton Walker and Matthew Ridgway as the heroes of Korea, both of whom had a more profound understanding of the situation than Douglas MacArthur, whose greatest flaw was not his politics but his strategic and operational incompetence. Researched in South Korean, Chinese, and Soviet as well as American and UN sources, the author has exploited previously ignored or neglected oral history collections, including interviews with American and South Korean officers, and has made extensive use of reports based on interrogations of North Korean and Chinese POWs. The end result is a work that provides both a gripping narrative and a greater understanding of this key conflict in international and American history
Mao's generals remember Korea( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mao's Generals Remember Korea demonstrates that the PRC continues to draw military, diplomatic, and strategic lessons from the war it fought fifty years ago with the world's most powerful military force. It offers valuable insight into the Chinese way of war and the military mind of Mao that will be a rich resource for Asian and military scholars."--Jacket
Military innovation in the interwar period by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1914, the armies and navies that faced each other were alike down to the strengths of their companies and battalions and the designs of their battleships and cruisers. Differences were of degree rather than essence. During the interwar period, the armed forces grew increasingly asymmetrical, developing different approaches to the same problems. This study of major military innovations in the 1920s and 1930s explores differences in innovating exploitation by the six major military powers. The comparative essays investigate how and why innovation occurred or did not occur, and explain much of the strategic and operational performance of the Axis and Allies in World War II. The essays focus on several instances of how military services developed new technology and weapons and incorporated them into their doctrine, organization, and styles of operations
The general : Robert L. Bullard and officership in the United States Army, 1881-1925 by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their war for Korea : American, Asian, and European combatants and civilians, 1945-1953 by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than 36,000 American servicemen died in combat or by other causes during the Korean War. As terrible as this figure is, it pales in comparison to the war's nearly two million civilian deaths. To put the war's carnage into perspective, the South Korean armed forces, whose soldiers were drawn from a male population half the size of the Union's in the American Civil War, suffered more combat deaths than the Union army." "These statistics cannot hide the fact that ultimately the Korean War, like all others, is about the lives and deaths of individual human beings. Their War for Korea tells the individual's story. Although war as a human phenomenon has essential elements that have repeated themselves from the dawn of recorded history, every war is unique unto itself. The forty-six vignettes, placed in proper context by renowned historian and best-selling author Allan R. Millett, catch the uniquely Korean and international flavor of this terrible war while telling its essentially human story."--Jacket
Calculations : net assessment and the coming of World War II by Williamson Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In many a strife : General Gerald C. Thomas and the U.S. Marine Corps, 1917-1956 by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Korean War by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bibliography includes references in English, Korean, Russian, and Chinese."--Jacket
On war : the best military histories( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected here for the first time are key works by this century's leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The Pritzker Literature Award honors writers whose work adds to the public's understanding of military history and the role played by the military in civil society. In the tradition of historians dating back to ancient times, these authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history. The surreal fiction of Tim O'Brien's Vietnam is just pages from an in-depth look at General George S. Patton by today's leading biographer, Carlo D'Este. Max Hastings and Rick Atkinson use their backgrounds to add a journalistic touch to modern studies of World War I and World War II, respectively. Gerhard Weinberg examines global leaders during World War II as Allan Millett discusses the developing technology that allowed them to further their causes. And James McPherson, the preeminent living Civil War scholar examines crisis in America with accessible and articulate literary skill
The Reorganization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : a critical analysis by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Som led i den offentlige, amerikanske debat om en reorganisering af de beslutningstagende øverste organer for amerikanske forsvarsanliggender gives der i denne bog en gennemgang af udviklingen i og omkring The Joint Chiefs of Staff, den amerikanske Forsvarskommando
The Second World War in 100 objects : the story of the world's greatest conflict told through the objects that shaped it by Julian Thompson( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a perspective on this global phenomenon, this book traces its history through its objects, such as iconic items like the British Spitfire, the George Cross and Adolf Hitler's personal revolver, to personal objects which tell the poignant stories of individuals and official documents, maps and orders
Doctoral dissertations in military affairs; a bibliography by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A war to be won : fighting the Second World War
Alternative Names
Allan R. Millett Amerikaans militair historicus

Allan R. Millett US-amerikanischer Militärhistoriker

Allan Reed Millett

Millett, Allan R.

Millett, Allan R. 1937-

Millett, Allan R. (Allan Reed)

Millett, Allan Reed

Reed Millett, Allan 1937-

밀레트, 알란 R

밀레트, 알란 리드

ミレット, アラン・R

米利特, 阿伦・R

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Spanish (14)

Japanese (2)

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A war to be won : fighting the Second World WarSemper fidelis : the history of the United States Marine CorpsThe war for Korea, 1945-1950 : a house burningMilitary effectivenessThe war for Korea, 1950-1951 : they came from the northMao's generals remember KoreaMilitary innovation in the interwar periodTheir war for Korea : American, Asian, and European combatants and civilians, 1945-1953