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Higham, Robin 1925-2015

Works: 104 works in 512 publications in 4 languages and 22,327 library holdings
Genres: Military history  History  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Bibliographies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Robin Higham
Most widely held works by Robin Higham
Why air forces fail : the anatomy of defeat by Robin Higham( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why Air Forces Fail examines the complex, often deep-seated reasons for the catastrophic failures of the air forces of various nations. Higham and Harris divide the air forces into three categories of defeat: forces that never had a chance to win, such as Poland and France; forces that started out victorious but were ultimately defeated, such as Germany and Japan; and finally, those that were defeated in their early efforts yet rose to victory, such as air forces of Britain and the United States."--Jacket
World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with general sources : a handbook of literature and research( )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the best literature related to the major topics and themes of World War II. Includes essays on the major theaters of military operations, logistics and intelligence, political and diplomatic history, international relations, resistance movements, and collaboration. Also analyzes themes of domestic history in essays on economic mobilization, the home fronts, and women in the military and civilian life. Also covers the Holocaust
Researching World War I : a handbook by Robin Higham( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book discusses the literature on all aspects of the war. Dennis Showalter's opening chapter covers the controversial issue of the war's origins - a complex subject that has been much debated by historians. Ensuing chapters consider the literature on each of the participating countries. The broader subjects of the war at sea and the war in the air are also covered. Daniel Beaver's final chapter discusses the mobilization of industry and the new military technology. This book is an excellent starting point for anyone seeking guidance to the immense, and often daunting, body of World War I literature."--Jacket
Dictionary of contemporary Chinese military history by Larry M Wortzel( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracking the evolution of the Red Army through the war against Japan and the Chinese civil war, Wortzel's book provides a comprehensive basic reference focusing on the major events, people, and issues that have produced the historical legacy of the People's Liberation Army. Placing contemporary Chinese military history in the context of China's 19th century clashes with the West and Japan, Wortzel illustrates how the imposition of unequal treaties by foreign powers conditioned China's 20th century defense forces and actions and explains how the Communist military forces developed. It also shows how fractionalization in the Communist military leadership led to the Cultural Revolution and Mao Zedong's purges.''Drawing on a substantial number of sources available only in Chinese as well as on English-language secondary sources, the book provides a basic reference aimed at orienting the nonspecialist to the significant events and people in China's recent military history. The book will also provide a quick reference for the specialist in Chinese history
Speedbird : the complete history of BOAC by Robin Higham( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1939 and 1946 BOAC (the British Overseas Airways Corporation) was the nationalized airline of Great Britain -- and between 1946 and 1974 as such it exclusively operated all long-haul British flights. With its iconic 'Speedbird' logo and its central role in the glamorous More ... 'jet age' of the 1950s and 1960s, BOAC achieved a near cult-status. Yet, to date there has been no comprehensive history of the organization, covering its structure, fleet and the role it played in the critical events of the age -- from World War II to the end of empire, a period when BOAC played a pivotal part in projecting British political power, even as that power was waning. Acclaimed historian Robin Higham here presents a complete study of BOAC from the early days before jet travel to the de Havilland Comet and the Vickers VC10 to the dawn of supersonic passenger aviation. Highly illustrated and meticulously researched, this book will be essential reading for all aviation enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of modern Britain and the Empire
A military history of China by David Andrew Graff( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed conflict has always played an important role in Chinese history. Most of China's imperial dynasties were established as a result of success in battle, and the same may be said of the Guomindang (KMT) and Communist regimes in the 20th century. This volume offers a basic introduction to the military history of China from the second millennium B.C.E. to the present, and is intended to be accessible to non-specialists. The book?s sixteen chapters, organized along both thematic and chronological lines, deal with such topics as?Continuity and Change,??Military Writings,??Warlordism in Early Republican China,??The Sino-Japanese War,? and?Recent Developments in Chinese Military.? An Introduction to Chinese Military History focuses on recurring issues, problems, and patterns of conflict rather than traditional campaign narratives, and each chapter includes suggestions for further reading
Civil wars in the twentieth century by Robin Higham( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 indlæg om revolution, borgerkrig, oprør samt politiske og sociale konflikter. Efternævnte borgerkrige behandles: Amerikanske borgerkrig 1861-65. Russiske borgerkrig 1917-21. Spanske borgerkrig 1936-39. Borgerkrigen i Nigeria/Biafra 1967-70. Borgerkrigen i Kongo 1963-65. Borgerkrigen i Kina 1926-49. Vietnamkrigen efter 1954 (amerikanske indgriben). Urolighederne i Nordirland
Air power : a concise history by Robin Higham( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behandler emnet luftmagt og luftkrig gennem tiderne op til begyndelsen af 1970'erne
A guide to the sources of British military history by Robin Higham( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søgeord: British Military History; Engelsk Militærhistorie; Kildeangivelse; Engelske Militærhistorikere; Bibliografi; Krigshistorie; Krige; Engelske Hær; Engelske Flåde
A Guide to the sources of United States military history by Robin Higham( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and German and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To provide some measure of comprehensiveness over the most important areas in United States military history. The quinquennial supplementary volumes extend the coverage of the original volume and identify those areas in which sufficient research and publication has been done to justify recognition in new separate chapters
Intervention or abstention : the dilemma of American foreign policy( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary of a disaster : British aid to Greece, 1940-1941 by Robin Higham( )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En bog om det forgæves britiske forsøg på sammen med grækerne at dæmme op for Hitlers invasion af Grækenland 1940-1941 på et tidspunkt, da situationen var ved at blive kritisk for briterne selv
The influence of airpower upon history : statesmanship, diplomacy, and foreign policy since 1903 by Robin Higham( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From early zeppelins, to the Luftwaffe and the Enola Gay, to the unmanned aerial vehicles of today, air power has long been regarded as an invaluable instrument of war. However, nations have employed aircraft for many other purposes as well; they provide security and surveillance, and they are vital to myriad diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. Air power has become a means for statesmen to advance a variety of goals, opening up new possibilities and problems in times of peace as well as war. The Influence of Air Power upon History examines the many ways in which aviation technology has impacted policymaking since 1903. It analyzes air strategy in nations around the world and explores how a country's presumed technological capability, or lack thereof, has become a crucial aspect of diplomacy. Together, the essays in this insightful volume offer a greater understanding of the history of military force and diplomatic relations in the global community. - Publisher
Bayonets in the streets; the use of troops in civil disturbances by Robin Higham( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indsættelse af tropper i USA til opretholdelse af orden (Optøjer, raceuroligheder)
The military intellectuals in Britain, 1918-1939 by Robin Higham( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of warfare by David H Zook( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two roads to war : the French and British air arms from Versailles to Dunkirk by Robin Higham( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noted aviation historian Robin Higham has written this comparative study of the evolution of the French and British air arms from 1918 to 1940 to determine why the Armée de l'Air was defeated in June 1940, but the Royal Air Force was able to win the battle over Britain in September. After analysing the structure, men, and matériel of the air arms, and the government and economic infrastructure of both countries, he concludes that the French force was dominated by the Armée de Terre, had no suitably powerful aero engines, and suffered from the chaos of French politics. In contrast, the independent RAF evolved into a sophisticated, scientifically based force, supported by consistent government practices. Higham's thorough examination, however, finds the British not without error."--Publisher description
A Guide to the sources of United States military history by Robin Higham( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History on the United States Military and a bibliography
Historical dictionary of the U.S. Air Force( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informationer om US Air Force opstillet som leksikon
Soviet aviation and air power : a historical view by Robin Higham( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver den russiske militære flyindustri og fly-samt helikoptertyperne op til midten af 1970'erne
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World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with general sources : a handbook of literature and research
World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with general sources : a handbook of literature and researchResearching World War I : a handbookDictionary of contemporary Chinese military historyA military history of ChinaDiary of a disaster : British aid to Greece, 1940-1941The military intellectuals in Britain, 1918-1939Historical dictionary of the U.S. Air Force
Alternative Names
Higham, Robin.

Higham, Robin 1925-

Higham, Robin D. 1925-

Higham, Robin D. S.

Higham, Robin D.S. 1925-

Higham, Robin David Stewart.

Higham, Robin David Stewart 1925-

Higham, Robin David Stewart, 1925-2015

Robin Higham American military historian

Robin Higham Amerikaans militair historicus

Robin Higham US-amerikanischer Historiker, speziell Luftfahrt- und Militärhistoriker

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