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Blumenson, Martin

Works: 157 works in 618 publications in 8 languages and 21,010 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biographies  Military history  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: E745.P3, 940.5421
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Most widely held works about Martin Blumenson
Most widely held works by Martin Blumenson
Liberation by Martin Blumenson( Book )

29 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 2,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture essay of the liberation of Paris
The Patton papers by George S Patton( Book )

28 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. 1885-1940.--2. 1940-1945
Breakout and pursuit by Martin Blumenson( Book )

48 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operations of the First U.S. Army from 1 July through 10 September 1944 and of the Third U.S. Army from 1 August through 31 August 1944, including the "battle of the hedgerows," the Mortain counterattack, the reduction of Brest, and the liberation of Paris
Patton, the man behind the legend, 1885-1945 by Martin Blumenson( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-creation of the life and career of this army general that uses liberal quotes from Patton and his family. An incisive study of General George Patton probes the sensitivity, emotionality, and insecurities that were concealed behind the public facade of a macho military man and that also produced one of the world's greatest generals
Patton : legendary commander by Martin Blumenson( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shortly after World War II, when the Allies interrogated Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, the senior commander who opposed the Allied invasion of France, they asked him to rate the skills of his opponents. He is reputed to have said, "Patton, he was your best."" "Praise for his performance was precisely what George Smith Patton, Jr., had sought all his life. As a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute and West Point, he was already searching for what he called "the undefinable difference" that distinguished a great general from the good ones. He led a mechanized attack in Mexico and a tank battalion during World War I. In World War II he turned American fortunes around in North Africa, chased the Germans out of Sicily, and sparked the breakout and liberation of France. When the Germans attacked the American First Army in the Battle of the Bulge, Patton turned his army north and smashed the German salient. He then drove into the heart of Germany and reached Czechoslovakia by war's end." "Brilliant yet flawed, Patton's leadership style drove himself and his men to acts of bravery and victory. Half uncouth, provincial cowboy and half cultured sophisticate, the man behind the warrior mask was a complex and paradoxical person. He became an icon of the American military leader and the uncompromising individual."--Jacket
Salerno to Cassino by Martin Blumenson( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operations from the invasion of the Italian mainland near Salerno through the winter fighting up to the battles for Monte Cassino (including the Rapido River crossing) and the Anzio beachhead
Anzio : the gamble that failed by Martin Blumenson( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anzio, a small town a mere hour's drive from Rome, became a battleground on which both Allies and Germans paid a bloody price. Planned by Churchill as a swift amphibious flanking maneuver, the 1943 battle of Anzio has been viewed by some as one of the most ill-conceived tactical operations of the Allied war effort, and by others as one of the war's singular lost opportunities. Blumenson examines the actions of the men involved, including Churchill, Eisenhower, Clark, and Montgomery, and takes into account records from Allied and German sources
Discovering the Rommel murder : the life and death of the Desert Fox by Charles F Marshall( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Command decisions by United States( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of 23 decisions reached by chiefs of state and their military subordinates during World War II. Concerned with important political, strategic, tactical, and logistical questions, they include the invasions of North Africa and Normandy, the use of the atomic bomb, the capture of Rome, the campaigns in the western Pacific, and the internment of Japanese-Americans
The advisory years to 1965 by Robert Frank Futrell( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is the first of a series titled The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia. It tells the story of the Air Force's involvement in the region from the end of the second World War until the major infusion of American troops into Vietnam in 1965. During these years, and most noticeably after 1961, the Air Force's principal role in Southeast Asia was to advise the Vietnamese Air Force in its struggle against insurgents seeking the collapse of the Saigon Government. This story includes some issues of universal applicability to the Air Force: the role of air power in an insurgency, the most effective way to advise a foreign ally, and how to coordinate with other American agencies (both military and civilian) which are doing the same thing. It also deals iwth issues unique to the Vietnamese conflict: how to coordinate a centralized, technological modern air force with a feudal, decentralized, indigenous one without overwhelming it, and how best to adapt fighter, reconnaissance, airlift, and liaison planes to a jungle environment. Additional volumes in this series will tell the story of the Air Force in South Vietnam, in Laos, and over North Vietnam until the cessation of the Air Force's direct role in 1973, (Author)
Mark Clark by Martin Blumenson( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the World War II army commander who led American troops across North Africa and into Italy, encountering battles at Anzio, Rapido and Cassino. Includes material from Clark's diaries on Eisenhower and George Marshall and reveals that Clark was essential in keeping Austria out of the Soviet orbit after the war
Bloody river; the real tragedy of the Rapido by Martin Blumenson( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kasserine Pass by Martin Blumenson( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duel for France, 1944 by Martin Blumenson( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic history of the clash between German and Allied forces in Normandy during World War 2
The Vildé affair : beginnings of the French resistance by Martin Blumenson( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and French and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of the generals : the untold story of the Falaise Pocket : the campaign that should have won World War II by Martin Blumenson( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blumenson blames jealousy and discord among the Allied commanders, as well as an overconcern with geographical rather than military objectives, for the Allies failure to encircle the Germans in the Falaise Pocket
Masters of the art of command by Martin Blumenson( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krigsledelse; Krigsføring; Føring i Krig; Command; Commanders; Store Hærførere; Military Leadership; Militære Beslutningstagere; Hærledelse; Militærledelse; Lederegenskaber; Motivation; Ledelse; Alanbrooke; Alexander, Harold; Anderson, Dorsey B.; Anderson, Kenneth A.; Anzio; Baum, Abraham J.; Bradley, Omar; Battle of the Bulge; Callaway, John W.; Churchill; Clark, Mark; Clive, Robert; Command Factors; Command Failures; Command Responsibilities; Chain of Command; Elements of Command; Principles of Command; Krimkrigen; Amerikanske Borgerkrig; Crook, George; Daubin, Freeland A.; de Grasse, F.J.P.; de Gaulle; Devers, Jacob L.; Eisenhower; Battle of Falaise; Fransk-Tyske Krig; Foch; Frederik den Store; General Juin; Joffre; Iberville, Pierre le Moyne; Huebner, Clarence R.; Hoge, William H.; Hood, John B.; Guerrilla Warfare; Hammer, Harry; Harris, William A.; Hitler; Grant, U.S.; General Giraud; Generalship; General Marshall; Meuse; Argonne; Huertgen Forrest; von Kluge; Lash, Frederick; Lee, Robert E.; General MacArthur; Marlborough; MacDonald, Charles B.; Macon, Robert C.; Napoleon; General Nogues; Normandiet; Nordafrika; Palmer, Charles D.; Pershing, John J.; Petain; Rapido River; Remagen Bridge; Amerikanske Uafhængighedskrig; Franske Revolution; Ridgway, Matthew B.; Robinett, Paul M.; Rommel; Roosevelt; Rosecrans, William S.; Thomas, George H.; Turenne; Truscott, Lucien K.; Stone, Charles; Sherman, William T.; Sicily Campaign; Schlieffen Plan; Battle of Yorktown; 1. Verdenskrig; 2. Verdenskrig; Trench Warfare; Wellington; Washington, George; von Rundstedt; von Moltke; von Obstfelder; Vietnam; Vichy Frankrig; Waterbury, Joseph W.; Ward, Orlando; Wolseley, Garnet; Woodfill, Samuel; Yalu River; General Weygand; Engelske Hær; Amerikanske Hær
General Bradley's decision at Argentan (13 August 1944) by Martin Blumenson( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Lucas at Anzio by Martin Blumenson( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Patton papers : 1940-1945 by Martin Blumenson( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""One of World War II's most brilliant and controversial generals, George S. Patton (1885-1945) fought in North Africa and Sicily, as commander of the Third Army, spearheaded the Allies' spectacular 194""
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Patton, the man behind the legend, 1885-1945
Alternative Names
Martin Blumenson American military historian

Martin Blumenson Amerikaans militair historicus (1918-2005)

Martin Blumenson US-amerikanischer Militärhistoriker

ブルーメンソン, マーティン

English (297)

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Patton, the man behind the legend, 1885-1945Patton : legendary commanderAnzio : the gamble that failedBloody river; the real tragedy of the RapidoKasserine PassThe duel for France, 1944Masters of the art of commandThe Patton papers : 1940-1945