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Howard, Michael 1922-

Overview
Works: 222 works in 1,270 publications in 6 languages and 32,026 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Translator, Performer, Author of introduction, Contributor, Conductor, Creator, Speaker, Recipient
Classifications: U102, 355.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Howard
The First World War by Michael Howard( )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 3,355 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
On war by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

64 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,315 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 most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy, Carl von Clausewitz's book stands as one of the world's great classic works on the subject
The laws of war : constraints on warfare in the Western world by Michael Howard( )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 2,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Franco-Prussian War : the German invasion of France, 1870-1871 by Michael Howard( Book )

99 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and German and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1870, [Otto von] Bismarck ordered the PrussianArmy to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the state-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German [i.e. Prussian] military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power politics, which was to reach its disastrous cl;imax in 1914"--Back cover
War in European history by Michael Howard( Book )

86 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of Michael Howard's stimulating book is expressed in the following quote: "Wars have often determined the character of society. Society in exchange has determined the character of wars." Written with all the author's usual skill, Howard surveys a thousand years of history, and draws a broad outline of developments which will delight the general reader
The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century by Michael Howard( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,633 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 : a very short introduction by Michael Howard( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl von Clausewitz is acknowledged to be one of the few truly great writers on war. Even though he wrote his only major work, On War, at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say 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
The lessons of history by Michael Howard( Book )

50 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The causes of wars and other essays by Michael Howard( Book )

70 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stimulating and fluent collection of essays by an important historian and strategic thinker which examines, with honesty and clarity, international attitudes and moral postures towards war. Charting the effects of the past coupled with current opinion, this books offers a powerful coherence of reasoned thought on the whole subject
War and the liberal conscience by Michael Howard( Book )

59 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Michael Howard traces the pattern in the attitudes of liberal-minded men and women in the face of war, from Erasmus to the Americans after Vietnam, and concludes that peacemaking is a task which has to be tackled afresh every day of our lives
Studies in war and peace by Michael Howard( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberation or catastrophe? : reflections on the history of the twentieth century by Michael Howard( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Howard presents a fascinating analysis of the history of the twentieth century - laying great emphasis on the USA, where he has spent much time as a Professor at Yale." "Having devoted his life to the study of war and its impact on society, Howard is concerned substantially with the part played by war in the developing story of the twentieth century. At the beginning of the century, nostalgia for a lost past seems to have permeated the whole of European culture. This was the time of bucolic idylls of English musicians and poets of the Edwardian age, with revivals of folk music and yearning for blue remembered hills." "But 13 million men died in the First World War, and an entire world died with them. By then only rational, bureaucratic, effectively modernized states could fight such wars, with weapons designed to inflict maximum destruction." "The tone for a new century was set. For if the old order died with the First World War, something else far more powerful and sinister was born, the 'rough beast' of Yeats's apocalyptic poem, that was to dominates Europe for the rest of the century. In spite of the peace of 1945, it remains alive and flourishing in many parts of the world." "Such in part is the thesis of this powerfully argued book, but its sub-themes are skilfully interwoven and propounded."--Jacket
Restraints on war : studies in the limitation of armed conflict( Book )

15 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limited Wars; Væbnede Konflikter; Krige; Krigsteorier; Krigsvidenskab; Begrænsede Krige; Kriges Begrænsninger; Controlled Wars; Restraints on War; 1. Verdenskrig; 2. Verdenskrig; Konventionelle Krige; Limited Nuclear War; Konventionelle Krige i Atomalderen; Krigsforbrydelser; Oprør; Opstande; Revolutionære Krige; Befrielseskrige; Moderational Wars; Krigens Love; Krigsårsager
The theory and practice of war by Michael Howard( Book )

47 editions published between 1965 and 1983 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En samling skrifter om krigens væsen, tilegnet den britiske militærhistoriker og -analytiker, B.H. Liddell Hart
Clausewitz by Michael Howard( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl von Clausewitz is generally acknowledged to be the greatest of writers on war. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the range of firearms was fifty yards, much of what he had to say 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
The invention of peace : reflections on war and international order by Michael Howard( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 737 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."--Jacket
The Mediterranean strategy in the Second World War by Michael Howard( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kortfattet beskrivelse af den engelske strategi på vestfronten og ved Middelhavet under 2. verdenskrig
Soldiers and governments; nine studies in civil-military relations by Michael Howard( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand strategy by J. R. M Butler( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1972 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British intelligence in the Second World War by F. H Hinsley( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretning bygget på de officielle dokumenter. Dækker perioden juni 1943 - sommer 1944. Omtaler bl.a. de engelske såvel som de tyske offensive luftoperationer i dette tidsrum
 
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On war
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On warThe laws of war : constraints on warfare in the Western worldThe Franco-Prussian War : the German invasion of France, 1870-1871War in European historyThe Oxford History of the Twentieth CenturyClausewitz : a very short introductionThe lessons of historyThe causes of wars and other essays
Alternative Names
Govard, M.

Govard, M. 1922-

Hāwārd, Māykil 1922-

Howaed Michael C.

Howard, M.

Howard, M. 1922-

Howard, M. 1922- (Michael)

Howard, M. (Michael)

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

Howard, Michael, Sir, 1922-

Michael Howard britischer Historiker

Michael Howard Brits militair historicus

Michael Howard English military historian

Michael Howard historiador británico

Michael Howard storico britannico

מייקל הווארד (היסטוריון)

مايكل هوارد

مايكل هوارد، 1922-

مایکل هاوارد

هاورد، مايكل، 1922-

하워드, 마이클 1922-

하워드, 마이클 E. 1922-

하워드, 마이클 엘리엇 1922-

ハワード, マイケル

マイケル・ハワード

Languages
English (703)

Spanish (12)

French (8)

German (7)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (1)