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Freedman, Lawrence

Works: 118 works in 572 publications in 4 languages and 16,892 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Sources  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: E841, 973.922
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Freedman
The evolution of nuclear strategy by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

56 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence Freedman's acclaimed study of military and political attempts to cope with the power of nuclear weapons has now been updated to take account of the period following the end of the Cold War
Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his thousand-day presidency, John F. Kennedy led America through one of its most difficult and potentially explosive eras. With the Cold War at its height and the threat of communist advances in Europe and the Third World, Kennedy had the unenviable task of sustaining political support at home without leading the western world into a nuclear catastrophe." "In Kennedy's Wars, noted historian Lawrence Freedman draws on the best of Cold War scholarship and newly released government documents to illuminate Kennedy's approach to war and his efforts for peace. He recreates insightfully the political and intellectual milieu of the foreign policy establishment during Kennedy's era with vivid profiles of his top advisors - Robert McNamara, Dean Rusk, Robert Kennedy - and influential figures such as Dean Acheson and Walt Rostow. Tracing the evolution of traditional liberalism into the Cold War liberalism of Kennedy's cabinet, Freedman evaluates their responses to the tensions in Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam. He gives each conflict individual attention, showing how foreign policy decisions came to be defined for each new crisis in the light of those that had gone before. Readers will follow Kennedy as he wrestles with a succession of major conflicts - taking advice, weighing the risks of inadvertently escalating the Cold War into outright military confrontation, and exploring diplomatic options. Freedman explains the strategic judgments that served to prevent a major war during Kennedy's presidency."
Atlas of global strategy by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et populariseret værk om militær strategi. Indeholder kort, fotos og oversigter over det internationale samarbejde og konfliktområder.Bogen indeholder mange detaljerede oversigter over magtbalancen på det politiske, militære og økonomiske område; "Krigens" udvikling, oprettelsen af alliancer, nødvendigheden af UN, ASEA, mfl; atomvåbenkapløbet; ukonventionel krigsførelse og tilsidst spørgsmålet om nedrustning er løsningen
Signals of war : the Falklands conflict of 1982 by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military intervention in European conflicts by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A choice of enemies : America confronts the Middle East by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the Camp David summit leading to the Israel-Egypt Treaty, the Iranian Islamic revolution, and the failed Soviet intervention in Afganistan all influenced America's strategic and policy choices and led to its current involvement in the MiddleEast
U.S. intelligence and the Soviet strategic threat by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superterrorism : policy responses( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attacks of 11 September 2001 on the United States, organised by the al-Qaeda network, were immediately described as a turning point in international history. This book examines the policy responses to superterrorism, suggesting that the world was not in fact turned upside down by the events of this day, but rather that some established trends and tendencies were picked up and reinforced while others were recast
War( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wide-ranging book, written in honour of one of the most distinguished military historians and strategic thinkers of the post-1945 period, covers carefully selected topics of special interest in the related fields of military history and strategic studies. The common theme is the exploration of the relationships between strategic planning, the conduct of war, and high politics." "The contributors are all leading figures in their own fields. Their chapters offer a diverse array of insights into a unique combination of historical and contemporary strategic topics."--Jacket
Britain and the Falklands War by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the origins and resolution of the Falklands War, looking in particular at the political management of the crisis and the broad strategic factors which influenced its conduct. The wider political repercussions and implications for defence and diplomacy are also considered
The price of peace : living with the nuclear dilemma by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen handler om atomvåben som afskrækkelsesmiddel. Kan man overhovedet bruge truslen om atomar krig realistisk? Emner om oprustning, stjernekrig, afrustning og våbenkontrol diskuteres, samt hvorvidt USA-Sovjet konflikten kan blive ved med at være aktuel
The Cold War : a military history by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and French and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic history of the Cold War from 1945 through 1991, focusing on the dominant themes of strategic thinking and military planning among the major powers of the period, and examining significant conflicts and crises that changed the way in which the prospect of further war was approached by the U.S. and the Soviet Union
The Troubled alliance : Atlantic relations in the 1980s( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe transformed : documents on the end of the Cold War( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolution in strategic affairs by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapid developments in information technology and precision weaponry have led many analysts and practitioners to herald a "revolution in military affair" (RMA), making possible quick and decisive victories with minimal casualties and collateral damage. This paper argues that important changes are under way which may indeed be revolutionary in their impact. However, the issues that drive conflict will persist, and many of the technical advances associated with RMA will not necessarily produce a transformation in the nature of warfare. The end of the Cold War has meant that another revolution -- one in political affairs -- has taken place. In this new political setting, major powers appear less likely to go to war with one another than they are to intervene in conflicts involving weak states, militia groups, drug cartels, and terrorists. The precision-guided weapons and space-based infrastructure at the heart of the RMA may be less suited to conflicts such as these. If the cumulative effect of the changes outlined above is to produce a revolution, it is a revolution in strategic, as much as military, affairs
Britain and nuclear weapons by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englands holdning til kernevåben i forbindelse med købet af det strategiske missil Trident fra USA
Strategic defence in the nuclear age by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En undersøgelse af om det er muligt i højere grad at tilrettelægge det militære forsvar i retning af at kunne anvendes i en egentlig defensiv rolle fremfor i en offensiv
The transformation of strategic affairs by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper examines the difficulty the US armed forces face in shifting their focus from preparing for regular wars, in which combat is separated from civil society, to irregular wars, in which combat is integrated with civil society. It argues that the political context of contemporary irregular wars requires that the purpose and practice of Western forces be governed by liberal values. This is also the case with regular wars, to the extent that they occur, but it is the integration with civil society that makes the application of liberal values so challenging. It argues that this challenge becomes easier to meet when military operations are understood to contribute to the development of a compelling narrative about the likely course and consequence of a conflict, in which these values are shown to be respected. However, while it is vital that the employment of armed force remains sensitive at all times to the underlying political context and to the role of narratives in shaping this context, a key test of success will always be the defeat of the opposing forces. The application of this test in regular war remains straightforward; this is not the case with irregular war, which can be of long duration and contain frequent shifts in tempo and focus. The 'war on terror' has highlighted these issues and the paper concludes with suggestions for a strategic response."--Jacket
Strategic coercion : concepts and cases( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For three decades the analysis of strategic coercion has been dominated by two landmark books: Tom Schelling's Arms and Influence and Alex George's Strategic Diplomacy, both of which addressed the requirements of American foreign policy during the cold war. This book argues for a reappraisal of the role of strategic coercion - defined as the deliberate and purposive use of overt threats to influence another's strategic choices. It emphasizes the importance of drawing on the experiences of countries other than the United States, and of considering the new circumstances of the post cold war world.; An international team of scholars, led by Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies at King's College, London, provides critical commentaries on the work of Schelling and George and a series of fascinating case studies. These cover most regions of the world, a variety of different actors - including terrorist groups - and different forms of coercion - including the use of economic sanctions
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Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam
Alternative Names
Freedman, Lawrence 1948-

Freedman, Lawrence David 1948-

Freedman, Lawrence Zelic 1948-

Lawrence Freedman britischer Politikwissenschaftler und Militärhistoriker

Lawrence Freedman Brits politicoloog

لورنس فريدمان، 1948-



English (315)

French (6)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and VietnamSignals of war : the Falklands conflict of 1982A choice of enemies : America confronts the Middle EastU.S. intelligence and the Soviet strategic threatSuperterrorism : policy responsesWarThe Cold War : a military historyEurope transformed : documents on the end of the Cold War