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Freedman, Lawrence

Overview
Works: 134 works in 829 publications in 4 languages and 22,413 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Freedman
Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kennedy's Wars offers a dynamic and human portrait of Kennedy under pressure: a political leader shaped by the ideas of his time, conscious of his vulnerability to electoral defeat but also of his nation's vulnerability to nuclear war. Military and Kennedy enthusiasts will find its balanced consideration of the president's foreign policy and provocative "what if" scenarios invaluable keys to understanding his accomplishments, failures, and enduring legacy."--Jacket
The evolution of nuclear strategy by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

74 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,794 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
The Gulf conflict, 1990-1991 : diplomacy and war in the new world order by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gulf Conflict provides the most authoritative and comprehensive account to date of Iraq's occupation of Kuwait, its expulsion by a coalition of Western and Arab forces seven months later, and the aftermath of the war. Blending compelling narrative history with objective analysis, Lawrence Freedman and Efraim Karsh inquire into the fundamental issues underlying the dispute and probe the strategic calculations of all the participants. As seen by the authors, the conflict offers a remarkable "snapshot" of the international system at the start of the 1990s and an opportunity to explore the global impact of the breakup of the Soviet empire in Europe. Resisting the temptation to view the situation in the Gulf as a prizefight between George Bush and Saddam Hussein, Freedman and Karsh analyze the war in relation to more general problems of the conduct of diplomacy and the role of military force in the "New World Order." They have produced what promises to be the standard work on the Gulf conflict." "Why did Saddam Hussein invade Kuwait in the first place? Once he had done so, were there any viable alternatives to the war? How precise was the use of military power? And, finally, how has Saddam been able to remain in power? To answer these key questions, the authors have uncovered new material not used in previous accounts. They have gathered here evidence from all available sources: government and other official documents, newspaper files, academic studies, and personal interviews with policymakers from both sides. The unique value of The Gulf Conflict, however, lies in the novelty of its analysis. Throughout the book Freedman and Karsh address not only American but also European, Soviet, and Middle Eastern decisions in an effort to redress the "Washington bias" found elsewhere. Neither a celebration of the war nor an indictment of it, The Gulf Conflict is a comprehensive account that reveals the interaction of all the parties involved."--Jacket
Strategy : a history by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives
A choice of enemies : America confronts the Middle East by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,165 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
Signals of war : the Falklands conflict of 1982 by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1982 Falklands War was not only one of the most extraordinary military confrontations of recent years but also a turning point in the politics of Britain and Argentina. This unusual book makes it possible for us to follow the development of the war from both sides, as two leading experts from the belligerents present an integrated, authoritative, and engrossing account of its origins and course. The work unravels the complex series of events leading to the occupation of the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982 by Argentine forces and then follows the conflict through to their surrender to the British on June 14. The authors weave together the development of the military confrontation with the attempts by Americans, Peruvians, and the United Nations to help find solutions. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
U.S. intelligence and the Soviet strategic threat by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

35 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines in detail the organization of the U.S. intelligence community, its attempts to monitor and predict the development of Soviet forces from the early days of the cold war, and how these attempts affected American policy and weapons production.Originally published in 1987.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The official history of the Falklands Campaign by Lawrence Freedman( )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This official history of the Falklands Campaign covers the origins of the 1982 war, describing the history of the dispute between Argentina and Britain over sovereignty. In 1982 an apparently trivial incident over an illegal landing by scrap-metal merchants turned into a major crisis
Atlas of global strategy by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 779 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
Scripting Middle East leaders : the impact of leadership perceptions on US and UK foreign policy by Lawrence Freedman( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both the US and the UK seemed caught off-guard by the uprisings in Libya and Egypt and policymakers had to deal with leaders that switched from being allies to "pariahs." This collection of essays, written by leading scholars, examines the evolution of British and American perceptions of "adversaries" in the Middle East since the Cold War. It traces the evolution of how leaders have been perceived, what determined such perceptions, and how they can change over time. It shows that in many cases the beliefs held by policymakers have influenced their policies and the way they adapted during crisis. Each essay focuses on a Middle East leader, such as Nasser, Assad, Hussein, or Ahmadinejad, discussing what these leaders' objectives were perceived to be, the assessments of their willingness to take risks or negotiate, and how such assessments changed overtime and were evaluated in retrospect. This groundbreaking contribution to the literature on leadership attitudes and perceptions in policymaking toward the Middle East will appeal to anyone studying foreign policy, Middle East politics and political psychology
Military intervention in European conflicts( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War makes headlines and history books. It has shaped the international system, prompted social change, and inspired literature, art, and music. It engenders some of the most intense as well as the most brutal human experiences, and it raises fundamental questions of human ethics. The ubiquitous, contradictory, and many-sided character of war is fully reflected in this reader. It addresses a wide range of questions: What are the causes of war? Which strategic as well as moral principles guide its conduct, and how have these changed? Has total war become unthinkable? What is the nature of contemporary conflict? How is war experienced by those on the front line? These and other key issues are examined through a variety of writings. Drawing on sources from numerous countries and disciplines, this reader includes accounts by generals, soldiers, historians, strategists, and poets, who consider conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to Vietnam and Bosnia. The writing not only of great strategic thinkers but also of ordinary soldiers illustrates both the theory and the experience of war in its many guises
Superterrorism : policy responses( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 609 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
The official history of the Falklands Campaign by Lawrence Freedman( )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This official history of the Falklands Campaign covers the origins of the 1982 war, describing the history of the dispute between Argentina and Britain over sovereignty. In 1982 an apparently trivial incident over an illegal landing by scrap-metal merchants turned into a major crisis
Britain and the Falklands War by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 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 501 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 future of war : a history by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions about the future of war are a regular feature of political debate, strategic analysis, and popular fiction. Where should we look for new dangers? What cunning plans might an aggressor have in mind? What are the best forms of defense? How might peace be preserved or conflict resolved? From the French rout at Sedan in 1870 to the relentless contemporary insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lawrence Freedman, a world-renowned military thinker, reveals how most claims from the military futurists are wrong. But they remain influential nonetheless. Freedman shows how those who have imagined future war have often had an idealized notion of it as confined, brief, and decisive, and have regularly taken insufficient account of the possibility of long wars--hence the stubborn persistence of the idea of a knockout blow, whether through a dashing land offensive, nuclear first strike, or cyberattack. He also notes the lack of attention paid to civil wars until the West began to intervene in them during the 1990s, and how the boundaries between peace and war, between the military, the civilian, and the criminal are becoming increasingly blurred. Freedman's account of a century and a half of warfare and the (often misconceived) thinking that precedes war is a challenge to hawks and doves alike, and puts current strategic thinking into a bracing historical perspective
The Cold War : a military history by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and French and held by 481 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 official history of the Falklands Campaign by Lawrence Freedman( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This official history of the Falklands Campaign covers the origins of the 1982 war, describing the history of the dispute between Argentina and Britain over sovereignty. In 1982 an apparently trivial incident over an illegal landing by scrap-metal merchants turned into a major crisis
The Troubled alliance : Atlantic relations in the 1980s( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam
Alternative Names
Freedman, Lawrence 1948-

Freedman, Lawrence D. 1948-

Freedman, Lawrence David 1948-

Freedman, Lawrence, Sir

Freedman, Lawrence Zelic 1948-

Lawrence Freedman britischer Politikwissenschaftler und Militärhistoriker

Lawrence Freedman Brits politicoloog

لورنس فريدمان، 1948-

لورنس فریدمن

ローレンス・フリードマン

勞倫斯·傅利曼

Languages
English (463)

French (6)

Spanish (5)

German (1)

Covers
The evolution of nuclear strategyThe Gulf conflict, 1990-1991 : diplomacy and war in the new world orderA choice of enemies : America confronts the Middle EastSignals of war : the Falklands conflict of 1982U.S. intelligence and the Soviet strategic threatThe official history of the Falklands CampaignWarSuperterrorism : policy responses