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Howard, Michael 1922-

Overview
Works: 201 works in 893 publications in 4 languages and 28,386 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Performer, Other, Author of introduction, Collaborator, Translator, Conductor, Speaker, Recipient
Classifications: D421, 909.82
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Most widely held works by Michael Howard
The First World War by Michael Howard ( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The European powers were ready for war in 1914. Germany, fuelled by 'archaic militarism, global ambitions, and neurotic insecurity', took the offensive, in the misguided belief that it would shorten the conflict. Four years later, eight million people had died in the most apocalyptic episode the world had known." "Sir Michael Howard has meditated on the subject of the First World War for several decades. The result is an account of the events leading up to, and culminating in that conflict. With tremendous precision and clarity of vision he describes the effects of the conflict on soldiers and civilians alike, examining the military manoeuvres of the Allies and the rival alliances: the inhumane deployment of poison gas on the battlefield, the accelerated development of mechanized warfare, the establishment of the Royal Air Force in Britain, and the war at sea, which would draw America into the conflict. He highlights how the war fought at home - against the shortages of food, fuel, and raw materials for industry - caused the irreversible decline in German morale, a demise which was to lead to the eventual surrender of the German state." "Humiliated and bankrupt, utterly disempowered, Germany would never lose the belief that the war had been imposed upon her by the Allies. It would be that sense of injustice that would resonate through the decades to follow - to find final, chilling retribution in the hands of the Third Reich."--Jacket
The Franco-Prussian War; the German invasion of France, 1870-1871 by Michael Howard ( Book )
76 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No outline can suggest the richness of detail and significance, or the superb command of language with which he invests his chronicle. His book is a masterpiece.' - Sunday Times
On war by Carl von Clausewitz ( Book )
49 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals
The laws of war constraints on warfare in the Western world ( )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The Oxford history of the twentieth century by Michael Howard ( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"26 of the world's leading scholars survey the twentieth century's momentous events and look at what the future might bring."--Cover
Clausewitz by Michael Howard ( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl von Clausewitz's study "On War" remains relevant today. Michael Howard explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual background of his time
War in European history by Michael Howard ( Book )
46 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lessons of history by Michael Howard ( Book )
35 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The causes of wars and other essays by Michael Howard ( Book )
41 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En række artikler, foredrag og essays skrevet i 1970'erne under indtryk af den Kolde krigs trusler og afskrækkelser, bl.a. om årsager til kriges opståen og ud fra temaet, at hvis vi i fremtiden skal forsøge at undgå fremtidige krige, må vi først lære at forstå hvorfor de tidligere i historien opstod. Bogen er skrevet af den anerkendte engelske professor Michael Howard, som bl.a. er kendt dels for sin viden om sikkerhedspolitik og internationale forhold og dels som historiker og militærhistoriker. "The essays in this book illuminiate our present predicament, and deals with the past in a way that sharpens our perception of the present, and all of them carry the hallmark of Professor Howard's mind, a refusal to accept comfortable simplicities in a field where, if one does not understand the complexities, one understand nothing. The essays includes analysis of nuclear strategy today, essays on the past and writing of history, and studies of military thinkers and leaders. They are unified by a sense of inter-relationship between men and ideas, between war and social forces, and between our present situation and its roots in the past."
Studies in war and peace by Michael Howard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British intelligence in the Second World War by F. H Hinsley ( Book )
17 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War and the liberal conscience by Michael Howard ( Book )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberation or catastrophe? reflections on the history of the twentieth century by Michael Howard ( )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a brief discussion about the meaning of 'modern' history, Michael Howard presents a fascinating analysis of the history of the 20th Century- laying much emphasis on the USA, where the author has spent much time as a Professor at Yale. It was Michael Howard who brought the study of military history into the mainstream of historical research and his readers will expect this as an emphasis in his analysis. They will expect less about suffragettes, human rights and the role of women. Howards̀ concern is substantially with the role of the military in the developing story of the tw
Restraints on war : studies in the limitation of armed conflict ( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theory and practice of war by Michael Howard ( Book )
26 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The invention of peace : reflections on war and international order by Michael Howard ( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Throughout history the overwhelming majority of human societies have taken war for granted and made it the basis for their legal and social structures. Not until the Enlightenment in the eighteenth century did war come to be regarded as an unmitigated evil and one that could be abolished by rational social organization, and only after the massive slaughter of the two world wars did this become the declared objective of civilized states. Nevertheless war in one form or another continues unabated. In this book, a preeminent military historian considers why this is so."--BOOK JACKET
The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War by Michael Howard ( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soldiers and governments; nine studies in civil-military relations by Michael Howard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grand strategy by J. R. M Butler ( Book )
5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The continental commitment: the dilemma of British defence policy in the era of the two world wars by Michael Howard ( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Govard, M.
Govard, M., 1922-
Howaed, Michael C.
Howard, M.
Howard, M. 1922-
Howard, M. (Michael), 1922-
Howard, Michael
Howard, Michael, 1922-
Howard, Michael E. 1922-
Howard, Michael Eliot
Howard, Michael Eliot, 1922-
Howard, Michael, historien de guerre
Howard, Michael, Sir
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English (500)
Spanish (1)
Italian (1)
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