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Friedman, Norman 1946-

Overview
Works: 96 works in 420 publications in 1 language and 10,753 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS79.72, 956.7043
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Most widely held works by Norman Friedman
Desert victory : the war for Kuwait by Norman Friedman( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the Persian Gulf War, describes the strengths and weaknesses of the Coalition forces, and evaluates the strategies and weapons used in the war
The fifty-year War : conflict and strategy in the Cold War by Norman Friedman( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For fifty years the Cold War shaped our lives and divided our world, and its influence will be felt for decades to come. While other authors have portrayed the period as an uneasy "peace" enforced by mutually assured destruction via atomic and nuclear weapons, Norman Friedman dashes the prevailing notion that the Cold War was but a loose succession of related events and shows instead that it was World War III, conducted at a much slower pace than a hot war and allowing for the enduring technological, cultural, and social effects of the past five decades. Friedman is the first to amalgamate geopolitics with the technical and military developments of the last fifty years. Avoiding the trap of blaming it all on ideology, he connects each side's politico-military strategy and central defining character. Among the many questions he discusses are: Was it communism versus capitalism or just old-fashioned Russian imperialism cloaked in a largely irrelevant ideology? Did the West win or did inherent flaws doom the Soviet system from the start?"--Jacket
U.S. naval weapons : every gun, missile, mine, and torpedo used by the U.S. Navy from 1883 to the present day by Norman Friedman( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's new way of war by Norman Friedman( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Norman Friedman offers here an in-depth analysis of the radically new tactics and strategy used by the United States in Afghanistan. He sets the Afghan War in the wider context of the war against terrorism, exploring the rationale for and consequences of the 11 September attacks. Friedman asserts that the terrorists' attacks were intended to inspire a wider movement in the Muslim world that would lead to a pan-Muslim empire headed by Osama bin Laden. He argues that the attempt failed largely because of determined U.S. action and that the coalition's success in Afghanistan has moved the war on terrorism toward the realm of police and intelligence operations." "Although many books have examined 11 September and its aftermath, this work is the first to study an evolving U.S. tactical style that follows the new network-centric pattern and the first to use Afghanistan as a test of that pattern. The book also fully explores the contributions made by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps while fighting in the landlocked country as well as the importance of the future use of maritime power. Friedman does not neglect to acknowledge the role played by politics, including the ethnic politics of Pakistan. Indeed, the author's careful examination of these new warfare concepts as applied to the Afghan War provides valuable lessons to those concerned about future conflicts."--Jacket
U.S. aircraft carriers : an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conway's All the world's fighting ships, 1947-1982( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. destroyers : an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the only history of U.S. destroyers based on internal, formerly classified papers of the U.S. Navy, the book is vital reading for all who have served on board these ships and for all who would like to understand the origins of the present destroyer force and its future
The US maritime strategy by Norman Friedman( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren beskriver den amerikanske sømilitære strategi i 1980'erne og diskuterer den set i et historisk perspektiv, herunder overvejelser om, hvordan fremtidens sømilitære strategier ville se ud
Submarine design and development by Norman Friedman( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. battleships : an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. cruisers : an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Naval Institute guide to world naval weapons systems by Norman Friedman( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide remains the only complete reference to the weapons currently in service in ships, submarines, and naval aircraft around the world. It is the only book of its type to explain the transformation of the U.S. Navy into a network-centric force, a transformation that has had immense consequences for choices of tactics, weapons, services, and the systems coordinating them. This guide also offers unparalleled coverage of the weapons, sensors, and command systems of the world's navies, both those the U.S. Navy works with and those it may have to fight." "For the most complete and up-to-date information about weapons in every navy in the world, this is the essential resource - a work that, in effect, can serve as a textbook of modern naval technology."--Jacket
Seapower as strategy : navies and national interests by Norman Friedman( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seapower and space : from the dawn of the missile age to net-centric warfare by Norman Friedman( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book to give a complete, detailed account of the revolution in naval warfare brought about in the Space Age, written by one of the world's leading naval analysts. As such, it is essential for any genuine understanding of naval developments during the past forty years, and of the role of navies in the information-centred warfare of the future."--BOOK JACKET
U.S. submarines since 1945 : an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navies in the nuclear age : warships since 1945( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. submarines through 1945 : an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period covered by this book was one of radical change for the U.S. Navy. When the modern navy first considered buying a submarine in 1887, it was a coast defense force confined to the Western Hemisphere. The United States became a world power just as its new submarines offered a way of defending its most distant possession, the Philippines, without tying down an expensive fleet. World War I found U.S. submarines in an unexpected role, countering German U-boats in British waters. Then the situation changed again with unexpected speed
The postwar naval revolution by Norman Friedman( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting the Great War at sea : strategy, tactics and technology by Norman Friedman( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the overriding image of the First World War is of the bloody stalemate on the Western Front, the overall shape of the war arose out of its maritime character. It was essentially a struggle about access to worldwide resources, most clearly seen in Germany's desperate attempts to counter the American industrial threat, which ultimately drew the United States into the war. This radical new book concentrates on the way in which each side tried to use or deny the sea to the other, and in so doing describes rapid wartime changes not only in ship and weapons technology but also in the way naval warfare was envisaged and fought. Melding strategic, technical, and tactical aspects, Friedman approaches the First World War from a fresh perspective and demonstrates how its perceived lessons dominated the way navies prepared for the Second World War. - Amazon
Innovation in carrier aviation by Thomas Hone( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is about innovations in carrier aviation and the spread of those innovations from one navy to the navy of a close ally. The innovations are the angled flight deck; the steam catapult; and the mirror and lighted landing aid that enabled pilots to land jet aircraft on a carrier's short and narrow flight deck
 
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Desert victory : the war for Kuwait
Alternative Names
Norman Friedman American military and naval historian

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Languages
English (185)

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The fifty-year War : conflict and strategy in the Cold WarTerrorism, Afghanistan, and America's new way of warU.S. aircraft carriers : an illustrated design historyU.S. destroyers : an illustrated design historyU.S. battleships : an illustrated design historyU.S. cruisers : an illustrated design historyThe Naval Institute guide to world naval weapons systemsSeapower as strategy : navies and national interests