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Howard, Michael 1922-

Works: 166 works in 1,073 publications in 16 languages and 30,536 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Performer, Author of introduction, Conductor, Translator, Speaker, Recipient, Honoree
Classifications: U102, 355.02
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Most widely held works by Michael Howard
The Franco-Prussian War; the German invasion of France, 1870-1871 by Michael Howard( Book )

101 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1870 Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power politics, which was to reach its disastrous climax in 1914. First published in 1961 and now with a new introduction, The Franco-Prussian War is acknowledged as the definitive history of one of the most dramatic and decisive conflicts in the history of Europe
On war by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,032 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 First World War by Michael Howard( Book )

67 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,844 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 Oxford History of the Twentieth Century by Michael Howard( Book )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,666 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
War in European history by Michael Howard( Book )

67 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day. Far more than a simple military history, the book serves as a succinct and enlightening overview of the development of European society as a whole over the last millennium. From the Norsemen and the world of the medieval knights, through to the industrialized mass warfare of the twentieth century, Michael Howard illuminates the way in which warfare has shaped the history of the Continent, its effect on social and political institutions, and the ways in which technological and social change have in turn shaped the way in which wars are fought. This new edition includes a fully updated further reading and a new final chapter bringing the story into the twenty-first century, including the invasion of Iraq and the so-called 'War against Terror.'" -- Publisher's description
The lessons of history by Michael Howard( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,127 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."
British intelligence in the Second World War by F. H Hinsley( Book )

46 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretning bygget på de officielle dokumenter. Dækker perioden fra krigens begyndelse til sommeren 1941
War and the liberal conscience by Michael Howard( Book )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om krige, krigsteorier, krigsvidenskab - en række forelæsninger af den anerkendte engelske professor og militærhistoriker Michael Howard givet ved University of Cambridge til ære for afdøde George Macaulay Trevelyan: "the Last of the Great Victorian Liberals". Forelæsningerne omhandler krige, kriges opståen og den liberale samvittighed, eller rettere skiftende historiske perioder - fra renaissancen til vore dage - 's meninger om og holdninger til krige, og forsøg på at afskaffe dem som middel til at afgøre tvister, troen på "fornuften og samvittigheden". Contents: Introduction: George Macaulay Trevelyan; The Growth of the Liberal Conscience 1500-1792; War, Peace and Nationalism 1789-1870; The Coming of the First World War 1870-1914; Arms and the Covenant 1914-1935; The Challenge of Fascism 1936-1945; The Challenge of Communism 1945-1975
Studies in war and peace by Michael Howard( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clausewitz by Michael Howard( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 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
Restraints on war : studies in the limitation of armed conflict( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 889 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 laws of war : constraints on warfare in the Western world by Michael Howard( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invention of peace : reflections on war and international order by Michael Howard( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 746 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 )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and held by 670 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 )

21 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory and practice of war : essays presented to B.H. Liddell Hart on his seventieth birthday by Michael Howard( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En samling skrifter om krigens væsen, tilegnet den britiske militærhistoriker og -analytiker, B.H. Liddell Hart
Grand strategy by J. R. M Butler( Book )

in English and held by 497 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 )

40 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 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
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Alternative Names
Govard, M.

Govard, M. 1922-

Hāwārd, Māykil 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

Michael Howard britischer Historiker

Michael Howard Brits militair historicus

مايكل هوارد، 1922-

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하워드, 마이클 1922-

하워드, 마이클 E. 1922-

하워드, 마이클 엘리엇 1922-

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On warThe First World WarThe Oxford History of the Twentieth CenturyWar in European historyThe lessons of historyThe causes of wars and other essaysBritish intelligence in the Second World WarWar and the liberal conscience