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Luttwak, Edward

Works: 288 works in 949 publications in 7 languages and 21,055 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
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Most widely held works about Edward Luttwak
Most widely held works by Edward Luttwak
The grand strategy of the Byzantine Empire by Edward Luttwak( )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the distinguished writer Edward Luttwak presents the grand strategy of the eastern Roman empire we know as Byzantine, which lasted more than twice as long as the more familiar western Roman empire, eight hundred years by the shortest definition. This extraordinary endurance is all the more remarkable because the Byzantine empire was favored neither by geography nor by military preponderance. This book is a broad, interpretive account of Byzantine strategy, intelligence, and diplomacy over the course of eight centuries that will appeal to scholars, classicists, military history buffs, and professional soldiers
The grand strategy of the Roman Empire from the first century A.D. to the third by Edward Luttwak( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the height of its power, the Roman Empire encompassed the entire Mediterranean basin, extending much beyond it from Britain to Mesopotamia, from the Rhine to the Black Sea. Rome prospered for centuries while successfully resisting attack, fending off everything from overnight robbery raids to full-scale invasion attempts by entire nations on the move. How were troops able to defend the Empire's vast territories from constant attacks? And how did they do so at such moderate cost that their treasury could pay for an immensity of highways, aqueducts, amphitheaters, city baths, and magnificent temples? In The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire, seasoned defense analyst Edward N. Luttwak reveals how the Romans were able to combine military strength, diplomacy, and fortifications to effectively respond to changing threats. Rome's secret was not ceaseless fighting, but comprehensive strategies that unified force, diplomacy, and an immense infrastructure of roads, forts, walls, and barriers. Initially relying on client states to buffer attacks, Rome moved to a permanent frontier defense around 117 CE. Finally, as barbarians began to penetrate the empire, Rome filed large armies in a strategy of "defense-in-depth," allowing invaders to pierce Rome's borders. This updated edition has been extensively revised to incorporate recent scholarship and archeological findings. A new preface explores Roman imperial statecraft. This illuminating book remains essential to both ancient historians and students of modern strategy"--
The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy by Edward Luttwak( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the rest of the world worries about what a future might look like under Chinese supremacy, Edward Luttwak worries about China's own future prospects. Applying the logic of strategy for which he is well known, Luttwak argues that the most populous nation on Earth--and its second largest economy--may be headed for a fall. For any country whose rising strength cannot go unnoticed, the universal logic of strategy allows only military or economic growth. But China is pursuing both goals simultaneously. Its military buildup and assertive foreign policy have already stirred up resistance among its neighbors, just three of whom--India, Japan, and Vietnam--together outnumber China in population and wealth. Unless China's leaders check their own ambitions, a host of countries, which are already forming tacit military coalitions, will start to impose economic restrictions as well. Chinese leaders will find it difficult to choose between pursuing economic prosperity and increasing China's military strength. Such a change would be hard to explain to public opinion. Moreover, Chinese leaders would have to end their reliance on ancient strategic texts such as Sun Tzu's Art of War. While these guides might have helped in diplomatic and military conflicts within China itself, their tactics--such as deliberately provoking crises to force negotiations--turned China's neighbors into foes. To avoid arousing the world's enmity further, Luttwak advises, Chinese leaders would be wise to pursue a more sustainable course of economic growth combined with increasing military and diplomatic restraint
Strategy : the logic of war and peace by Edward Luttwak( Book )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics. He explores examples from ancient Rome to present day to reveal the ultimate logic of military failure and success, of war and peace. 5 tables
Coup d'état, a practical handbook by Edward Luttwak( Book )

69 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coup is the most frequently attempted method of changing government, and the most successful. Coup d' État outlines the mechanism of the coup and analyzes the conditions--political, military, and social, that gives rise to it. In doing so, the book sheds much light on societies where power does indeed grow out of the barrel of a gun and the role of law is a concept little understood.--Publisher's description
The Pentagon and the art of war : the question of military reform by Edward Luttwak( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tanner lectures on human values( )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of modern war by Edward Luttwak( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aircraft Carriers; Laser; Radar; Frigates; Hen House; Hercules; Ladar; Lafayette; Matra; Nuclear Freeze; Pursuit; Prowler; RG-7; SAW; Skipjack; Atomenergi; Atomkrig; Time-on-Target; Walleye; Specifikationer; Våbenteknologi; Våbenudvikling; Kemiske Våben; Atomvåben; Missiler; Raketter; Torpedo; Siren; Sea Cat; SALT; Saladin; Riga; NATO; Code Names; Rockeye; Phantom; U-både; Otomat; Våbeneffekt; Mout; Miner; Landminer; Countermeasures; M60 Main Battle Tank; Kevlar; KEW; Hind; Ground-Controlled Intercept; Ground Zero; Electro-Optical Sensor
The Israeli Army by Edward Luttwak( Book )

37 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written between 1968 and 1973, begun in the aftermath of a great victory and completed at a time of renewed war, this book is an attempt to explain the phenomenon of the Israeli Army. Though loosely chronological, this book is neither a history of the Israeli Army nor a history of Israel's wars. Its central focus is on the men and ideas that have shaped Israeli defense since the beginning. - Introduction
The endangered American dream : how to stop the United States from becoming a Third World country and how to win the geo-economic struggle for industrial supremacy by Edward Luttwak( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military strength (now useful only in less-developed regions) is matched by economic power. In the trenchant style that made his Pentagon and the Art of War a best-seller, Luttwak exposes how ill-prepared we are for the new struggle that will determine the future of America: schools that fail to teach either culture or skills; the disastrous lack of savings and investment; the widening gap between elite and mass incomes; the increasing paralysis of unrestrained legalism
The grand strategy of the Soviet Union by Edward Luttwak( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Italian and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luttwak, Senior Fellow ved Center for Strategic and International Studies, udvikler her helt nye synspunkter vedr. Sovjet. Han mener at Sovjet i dag ikke længere er Lenins Sovjet, men et militærsamfund, hvor soldater og ordensmagt har afløst ideologer, planlæggere og partibureaukrater
Turbo-capitalism : winners and losers in the global economy by Edward Luttwak( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this critical analysis of today's free-market capitalism, Edward Luttwak shows how it is vastly different from the controlled capitalism that flourished so successfully from 1945 to the 1980s. Turbo-capitalism is private enterprise liberated from government regulation, unchecked by effective trade unions, unfettered by concerns for employees or investment restrictions, and unhindered by taxation." "The winners - the architects and acrobats of techno-organizational change - become much richer; the losers, the majority, become relatively or absolutely poorer and are forced by downsizing to take the traditional jobs of the underclass, more and more of whom end up in prison." "Led by the United States, closely followed by Britain, turbo-capitalism is spreading fast throughout Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world (only in France and Japan is there any resistance) without the two great forces that check its enormous power in the United States: a powerful legal system and the stringent rules of American calvinism. Acknowledging the great efficiency of turbo-capitalism, Luttwak provides no solutions but describes in powerful detail the major societal upheavals and inequities it causes and the broad dissatisfaction and anxiety that may result."--Jacket
On the meaning of victory : essays on strategy by Edward Luttwak( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Italian and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voluntary simplicity : responding to consumer culture by Daniel Doherty( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past fifty years, the standard of living in most industrialized nations has risen dramatically, but the number of people describing themselves as content has remained steady or fallen. The result has been a growing desire to regain some of the virtues of simpler times, whether by forgoing luxuries, switching careers, or returning to nature. These essays reflect on the different facets of 'voluntary simplicity' and consumer culture, providing an historic view of the movement as well as a social-scientific analysis of its causes and effects
The political uses of sea power by Edward Luttwak( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Japanese and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy and politics by Edward Luttwak( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global security : a review of strategic and economic issues( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strategic balance, 1972 by Edward Luttwak( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S.-U.S.S.R. nuclear weapons balance by Edward Luttwak( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic power : military capabilities and political utility by Edward Luttwak( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

USA står foran beslutningen om udvikling af en ny serie missiler og bombefly. Rusland skal beslutte om det fortsat skal stræbe mod overlegenhed eller acceptere ligevægt. Kina skal tage stilling til strategisk sikkerhed på bekostning af industriel vækst. Storbritannien og Frankrig om fælles atomstyrke
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The grand strategy of the Roman Empire from the first century A.D. to the third
The grand strategy of the Roman Empire from the first century A.D. to the thirdStrategy : the logic of war and peaceCoup d'état, a practical handbookA dictionary of modern warThe endangered American dream : how to stop the United States from becoming a Third World country and how to win the geo-economic struggle for industrial supremacyTurbo-capitalism : winners and losers in the global economyStrategy and politics
Alternative Names
Edward Luttwak American military strategist

Edward Luttwak economista e saggista rumeno

Edward Luttwak econoom uit Roemenië



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إدوارد ليتواك، 1942-

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