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Millett, Allan Reed

Works: 158 works in 504 publications in 2 languages and 15,667 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Bibliography  Miscellanea  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Allan Reed Millett
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 English and held by 2,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers U.S. military institutions and policies from Colonial times to the present. Also discusses major military campaigns
Semper fidelis : the history of the United States Marine Corps by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and Spanish and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 835 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
The war for Korea, 1950-1951 : they came from the north by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 536 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
Military innovation in the interwar period by Williamson Murray( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 524 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
Military effectiveness by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume study examines the questions raised by the performance of the military institutions of France, Germany, Russia, the United States, Great Britain, Japan and Italy in the period from 1914 to 1945. Leading military historians deal with the different national approaches to war and military power at the tactical, operational, strategic, and political levels. They form the basis for a fundamental re-examination of how military organizations have performed in the first half of the twentieth century. Volume 1 covers World War I. Volumes 2 and 3 address the interwar period and World War II, respectively. Now in a new edition, with a new introduction by the editors, these classic volumes will remain invaluable for military historians and social scientists in their examination of national security and military issues. They will also be essential reading for future military leaders at Staff and War Colleges
Mao's generals remember Korea( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 423 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
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 328 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 306 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 Allan Reed Millett( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight scholars - Alan R. Millett, Paul Kennedy, Earl F. Ziemke, Alvin D. Coox, Williamson Murray, Brian Sullivan, Steven Ross and Calvin L. Christman - examine the methods used by the major powers of World War II to evaluate their own and their enemies' military capacity
In many a strife : General Gerald C. Thomas and the U.S. Marine Corps, 1917-1956 by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Korean War by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

8 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 167 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 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 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second World War was a seminal event in world history. The story of its battles and key events is a familiar one, but The Second World War in 100 Objects offers a unique perspective on this global phenomenon by tracing 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. Fully illustrated, each entry will be accompanied by approximately 500 words of text which will put the item in context and highlight its significance
A war to be won : fighting the Second World War, 1937-1945 by Williamson Murray( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 162 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
The Reorganization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : a critical analysis by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 157 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
Allies of a kind : Canadian Army-US Army relations and the Korean War, 1950-1953 by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The war for Korea, 1945-1950 : a house burning
Alternative Names
Allan R. Millett Amerikaans militair historicus

Allan R. Millett US-amerikanischer Militärhistoriker

Allan Reed Millett

Allan Reed Millett historiador estadounidense

Allan Reed Millett historien américain

Milete, Alan R.

Millet, Allan Reed 1937-

Millett, A.R.

Millett, Allan R.

Millett, Allan R. 1937-

Millett, Allan R. (Allan Reed)

Millett, Allan Reed

Millett, Allan Reed 1937-

Reed Millett, Allan 1937-

밀레트, 알란 R. 1937-

밀레트, 알란 리드 1937-

ミレット, アラン・R

米利特, 阿伦・R

米勒特, 阿兰・R.

English (196)

Spanish (1)

Semper fidelis : the history of the United States Marine CorpsThe war for Korea, 1945-1950 : a house burningThe war for Korea, 1950-1951 : they came from the northMilitary innovation in the interwar periodMilitary effectivenessMao's generals remember KoreaTheir war for Korea : American, Asian, and European combatants and civilians, 1945-1953Calculations : net assessment and the coming of World War II