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Gabriel, Richard A.

Overview
Works: 116 works in 445 publications in 2 languages and 24,550 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: U29, B
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Most widely held works by Richard A Gabriel
Military incompetence : why the American military doesn't win by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1970, American forces have been committed in five operations ... and in each case they have failed."
Crisis in command : mismanagement in the Army by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation peace for Galilee : the Israeli-PLO War in Lebanon by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om krigen mellem Israel og PLO i Libanon fra 1982 baseret på interviews med soldater og civile og med fokus på de militære begivenheder i en større social og politisk kontekst
Muhammad : Islam's first great general by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best known as the founder of a major religion, Muhammad was also a military leader - Islam's first great general. While there have been numerous accounts of Muhammad the Prophet, this is the first military biography of the man." "In Muhammad: Islam's First Great General, Richard A. Gabriel shows us a type of warrior never before seen in antiquity - a leader of an all-new religious movement who in a single decade fought eight major battles, led eighteen raids, and planned thirty-eight other military operations. Offering, more detailed descriptions of battles than those found in other accounts, Gabriel's study portrays Muhammad as a revolutionary who introduced military innovations that transformed armies and warfare throughout the Arab world." "Gabriel analyzes the social, economic, and cultural environment in which Muhammad lived and the religion he inspired as they relate to his military achievements. Gabriel explains how Muhammad changed the social composition of Arab armies by replacing the traditional way of fighting - as individuals and clans - with a new command structure. He also relates Muhammad's masterful use of nonmilitary methods - bribery, alliance building, and political assassination - to strengthen his long-term position, even at the expense of short-term military considerations."--Jacket
No more heroes : madness & psychiatry in war by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and French and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Våbenvirkningens effekt på soldatens psyke - "granatchok" not
To serve with honor : a treatise on military ethics and the way of the soldier by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scipio Africanus : Rome's greatest general by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world often misunderstands its greatest men while neglecting others entirely. Scipio Africanus, surely the greatest general that Rome produced, suffered both these fates. He should be heralded and celebrated today; but he is not. So who is Scipio Africanus?" "He is the man who defeated Hannibal at the Battle of Zama and won the Second Punic War. He is the man who revolutionized Roman military tactics. He is the man who set Rome on her imperial course and extended Roman power into Spain, Africa, and Asia. And he is the man who, upon returning victorious to Rome - one of few generals who never tasted defeat - turned away from the temptation of personal ambition and retired from public life, preserving the institutions of Roman republicanism." "Yet today he is virtually unknown, overshadowed ironically by Hannibal, a man he defeated. Richard A. Gabriel brings Scipio Africanus front and center with this scholarly and heretofore unmatched military biography of the distinguished Roman soldier. Gabriel draws on ancient texts, including those from Livy, Polybius, Diodorus. Silius Italicus, and others, as primary sources and examines a plethora of additional material available to the modern scholar in French, German, English, and Italian. His book offers a comprehensive bibliography of extant sources regarding Scipio's life."--Jacket
The great armies of antiquity by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gabriel examines 18 ancient army systems, examining the organizational structure and weapons employed and the degree to which cultural values and imperatives shaped the form and application of military force. The tactical doctrines and specific operational capabilities of each army are analyzed to explain how certain technical limitations and societal/cultural imperatives affected the operational capabilities of ancient armies. Cross-cultural and cross-historical connections ground the analysis in the larger historical context of the ancient world."--Jacket
The new Red legions by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antagonists : a comparative combat assessment of the Soviet and American soldier by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En sammenligning mellem amerikanske og sovjetiske soldater som går på den menneskelige faktor
From Sumer to Rome : the military capabilities of ancient armies by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organization of armies of the ancient world, their performance, their military operations, and their ability to raise the art of warfare to towering heights are the focus of this carefully documented volume
The military history of ancient Israel by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The goal was not to produce merely a description and analysis of Israelite battles in chronological order, but to attempt to discern the military history of ancient Israel as a continuous narrative from the exodus through to the breakup of the imperial state following Solomon's death. The idea was to search the biblical texts for all references to military matters and see if sense could be made of them from a purely military perspective, all others for the moment being disregarded ... [The author has confined his] analysis to the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and I and II Samuel, texts that encompass the time of the Israelite descent into Egypt through to the death of Solomon. It is only after Solomon that our information concerning Israelite military history can begin to be corroborated from other sources outside the biblical text. The analysis presented herein, then, is confined to the earliest sources of Israelite military history"--Preface
Between flesh and steel : a history of military medicine from the Middle Ages to the war in Afghanistan by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last five centuries, the development of modern weapons and warfare has created an entirely new set of challenges for practitioners in the field of military medicine. Here is traced the historical development of military medicine from the Middle Ages to modern times. It focuses on three key elements: the modifications in warfare and weapons whose increased killing power radically changed the medical challenges that battle surgeons faced in dealing with casualties, advancements in medical techniques that increased the effectiveness of military medical care, and changes that finally brought about the establishment of military medical care system in modern times. Other topics include the rise of the military surgeon, the invention of anesthesia, and the emergence of such critical disciplines as military psychiatry and bacteriology
Gods of our fathers : the memory of Egypt in Judaism and Christianity by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Philip II of Macedonia : greater than Alexander by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Philip II of Macedonia (382-336 BCE), unifier of Greece, author of Greece's first federal constitution, founder of the first territorial state with a centralized administrative structure in Europe, forger of the first Western national army, first great general of the Greek imperial age, strategic and tactical genius, and military reformer who revolutionized warfare in Greece and the West, was one of the greatest captains in the military history of the West. Philip prepared the ground, assembled the resources, conceived the strategic vision, and launched the first modern, tactically sophisticated and strategically capable army in Western military history, making the later victories of his son Alexander possible. Philip's death marked the passing of the classical age of Greek history and warfare and the beginning of its imperial age. To Philip belongs the title of the first great general of a new age of warfare in the West, an age that he initiated with his introduction of a new instrument of war, the Macedonian phalanx, and the tactical doctrines to ensure its success. As a practitioner of the political art, Philip also had no equal. In all these things, Philip exceeded Alexander's triumphs. This book establishes Philip's legitimate and deserved place in military history, which, until now, has been largely minimized in favor of his son by the classicist writers who have dominated the field of ancient biography. Richard Gabriel, renowned military historian, has given us the first military biography of Philip II of Macedonia
Hannibal : the military biography of Rome's greatest enemy by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Romans' destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal's life. What is known of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty and atrocity, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even these sources were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal's military genius, if only to make their eventual victory over him appear greater. Yet there is no doubt that Hannibal was the greatest Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War. When he did not defeat them outright, he fought to a standstill the best generals Rome produced, and he sustained his army in the field for sixteen long years without mutiny or desertion. Hannibal was a first-rate tactician, only a somewhat lesser strategist, and the greatest enemy Rome ever faced. When he at last met defeat at the hands of the Roman general Scipio, it was against an experienced officer who had to strengthen and reconfigure the Roman legion and invent mobile tactics in order to succeed. Even so, Scipio's victory at Zama was against an army that was a shadow of its former self. The battle could easily have gone the other way. If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. In this publication, the author shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire
Great captains of antiquity by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and wound in the ancient world : a history of military medicine from Sumer to the fall of Constantinople by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient world by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thutmose III : the military biography of Egypt's greatest warrior king by Richard A Gabriel( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warrior pharaoh -- The man -- Early years -- The rise to power -- Strategist -- The Egyptian Alexander -- Succession -- Strategic setting -- Egypt -- The land of Canaan -- The Mitanni -- Nubia -- The antagonists -- Pharaoh's army -- The Mitannian army -- The armies of the Canaanites -- Nubian armies -- The Battle of Megiddo -- Thutmose's army -- The advance to Yehem -- The march to Megiddo -- The battle -- The siege -- The campaign in Canaan -- The second, third, and fourth expeditions -- The fifth campaign -- The campaign for the Lebanon coast -- The sixth campaign -- The Egyptian navy -- Thutmose's invasion force -- Invasion -- The seventh campaign -- The Euphrates campaign -- The march to the Euphrates -- The battle -- The attack on Kadesh -- The counterinsurgency campaign -- The strategy -- Revolt and suppression -- Epilogue -- Final years -- Legacy
 
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Crisis in command : mismanagement in the Army
Alternative Names
Gabriel, Richard 1942-

גבריאל, ריצ'רד א 1942-

가브리엘, 리처드 A

Languages
English (178)

French (2)

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Crisis in command : mismanagement in the ArmyMuhammad : Islam's first great generalNo more heroes : madness & psychiatry in warTo serve with honor : a treatise on military ethics and the way of the soldierScipio Africanus : Rome's greatest generalThe great armies of antiquityThe new Red legionsThe antagonists : a comparative combat assessment of the Soviet and American soldier