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Moorcraft, Paul L.

Works: 45 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 5,482 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biographies  Pictorial works  Case studies  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN4784.W37, 070.433
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul L Moorcraft
Shooting the messenger : the political impact of war reporting by Paul L Moorcraft( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the literature on military-media relations grows, it is informed by antagonism either from journalists who report on wars or from ex-soldiers in their memoirs. Academics who attempt more judicious accounts rarely have any professional military or media experience. A working knowledge of the operational constraints of both professions underscores Shooting the Messenger. A veteran war correspondent and think tank director, Paul L. Moorcraft has served in the British Ministry of Defence, while historian-by-training Philip M. Taylor is a professor of international communications who has lectured widely to the U.S. military and at NATO institutions. Some of the topics they examine in this wide-ranging history of military-media relations are: - the interface between soldiers and civilian reporters covering conflicts - the sometimes grey area between reporters' right or need to know and the operational security constraints imposed by the military - the military's manipulation of journalists who accept it as a trade-off for safer battlefield access - the resultant gap between images of war and their reality - the evolving nature of media technology and the difficulties-and opportunities-this poses to the military - journalistic performance in reporting conflict as an observer or a participant Moorcraft and Taylor provide a bridge over which each side can pass and a path to mutual understanding
Anchoress of Shere by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in two different centuries, depicts the story of a beautiful woman, Christine, as she is walled up alive in a church. The location is Shere in the County of Surrey, England. The historical records, which still exist, put the date at 1329"--Jacket
Mugabe's war machine : saving or savaging Zimbabwe? by Paul L Moorcraft( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mugabe's dictatorship in Zimbabwe has survived only because of the vicious suppression of all internal dissent. At the same time, the dictator fought in external wars, regardless of the domestic costs. This revealing book tracks the rise of Mugabe and decodes his psychology in the context of Zimbabwe's military history. His leadership of a guerrilla army against white rule explains how Mugabe continued to rule Zimbabwe as though he were still running an insurgency. Mugabe used military power -- the armed forces, militias, police and the dreaded Central Intelligence Organization -- to enforce his will against a series of perceived enemies. Along with inflicting massacres in Matabeleland in the early 1980s, Mugabe's forces also fought a covert war against apartheid South Africa. A large army was sent to intervene in the civil war in Mozambique. After 1998 Zimbabwean troops engaged in the massive conflict in the Congo, dubbed Africa's First World War. Domestically, Mugabe crushed all his alleged opponents from the Ndebele to white farmers, and then the media, judiciary, civic groups, churches, unions and homosexuals. The book recounts South African attempts to keep the current government of national unity alive, despite the growing oppression. It also considers how Zimbabwe can be saved from its own self-destruction. Mugabe's War Machine is the first full account of one man's military ambitions. It contains shocking stories of massacre and murder at home and powerful accounts of neighbouring wars and international intelligence intrigues."--
African nemesis : war and revolution in southern Africa, 1945-2010 by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydafrika. Historie. Revolutionære bevægelser. Uafhængighedsbevægelser. Den sydafrikanske Republik
The Jihadist threat : the re-conquest of the West? by Paul L Moorcraft( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely and controversial book examines the international and domestic threats to the West from Jihadism. It joins the dots in the Middle East, Asia and Africa and explains what it means for the home front, mainly Britain but also continental Europe and the USA. More Brits are trying to join the Islamic State than the reserve forces. Why? It puts the whole complex jigsaw together without pulling any punches. After briefly tracing the origins of Jihadism from the time of the Prophet, The Jihadist Threat analyses the fall-out from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and how far these fuelled the rise of the self-styled Islamic State and other terror groups and the extent these pose to European society. Finally, the Author offers suggestions for defeating this existential threat to the Western way of life. Professor Paul Moorcraft, currently the Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis, London, has long worked at the heart of the British security establishment and has operated as a war correspondent in over thirty conflict zones since Afghanistan in the 1980s, often alongside frontline Jihadists ..."--Publisher description
Dying for the truth : the concise history of frontline war reporting by Paul L Moorcraft( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role of war correspondents is crucial to democracy and the public's discovery of the truth. Without them, the temptation to manipulate events with propaganda would be irresistible to politicians of all hues. It starts by examining how journalists have plied their trade over the years most particularly from the Crimean War onwards. Their impact on the conduct of war has been profound and the author, an experienced journalist, explains in his frank and readable manner how this influence has shaped the actions of politicians and military commanders. By the same token the media is a potentially valuable tool to those in authority and this two-way relationship is examined. Technical developments and '24 hour news' have inevitably changed the nature of war reporting and their political masters ignore this at their peril and the author examines the key milestones on this road. Using his own and others' experiences in recent conflicts, be they Korea, Falklands, Balkans, Iraq or Afghanistan, the author opens the readers' eyes to an aspect of warfare that is all too often overlooked but can be crucial to the outcome. The public's attitude to the day-to-day conduct of war is becoming ever more significant and this fascinating book examines why
Omar Al-Bashir and Africa's longest war by Paul L Moorcraft( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Omar al-Bashir is Africa's and arguably Arabia's most controversial leader. In power since 1989, he is the first sitting head of state to be issued with an arrest warrant, for war crimes, by International Criminal Court. He has been a central personality in Islamic and African politics, as well as a love-to-hate figure for the US in the 'war on terror'. For military history readers, Al-Bashir is a field marshal who has fought possibly the world's longest conflict. Modern Sudan has been embroiled in war since 1955. No proper biography has been written on him before. Nor has there been a comprehensive military history of Sudan. The book briefly covers the military background until independence. Then it dissects the long north-south civil war until Bashir's Islamist military coup in 1989. Thereafter it narrates the wars in the east, south, west (in Darfur), International political and military intervention is also factored in. The author draws on in-depth one-on-one interviews with Bashir himself and his family and close political, military and intelligence colleagues
Total destruction of the Tamil Tigers : the rare victory of Sri Lanka's long war by Paul L Moorcraft( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2009 the Sri Lankan government forces literally eradicated the Tamil Tiger insurgency after 26 years of civil war. This was the first time that a government had defeated an indigenous insurgency by force of arms. It was as if the British army killed thousands of IRA cadres to end the war in Northern Ireland. The story of this war is fascinating in itself, besides the international repercussions for 'terrorism' and insurgency worldwide. Many countries involved themselves in the war -- to arm the combatants (China, Pakistan, India, North Korea) or to bring peace (US, France, UK, Norway). While researching this work Professor Moorcraft was given unprecedented access to Sri Lankan politicians (including the President and his brother, the Defence Permanent Secretary), senior generals, intelligence chiefs, civil servants, UN officials, foreign diplomats and NGOs. He also interviewed the surviving leader of the Tamil Tigers. His conclusions and findings will be controversial. He reveals how the media and foreign mediators were frustrated by the authorities determined to stamp out Tamil Tiger resistance by whatever means. Their methods, which have led to accusations of war crimes, were brutally effective but are likely to remain highly contentions for years to come"--Publisher
The Rhodesian War : a military history by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic account of the Rhodesian war has been revised and updated 25 years after it was originally published. Widely praised by military experts worldwide, it has become a standard text for the study of counter-insurgency, especially its application to the current 'war on terror' in Iraq and Afghanistan. It covers the three main stages of war. First from 1965 when the security forces were winning to a 'no-win' war from 1972-1976 and finally, the intense period from 1976-1979 when white Rhodesians, led by Ian Smith, were saved from defeat by the Lancaster House talks in London. The military structure, strategy and tactics of both sides are analysed with graphic details of individual contacts in the bush to the daring raids into neighboring states. The book also considers the international pressures on the rebel state and the social effects of the war inside the country on both blacks and whites. The immediate aftermath of the war is examined, in particular Zimbabwe's continuing conflict with South Africa pre-Nelson Mandela. The final chapter looks at the war from the perspective of the last three decades, especially in the light of Robert Mugabe's destruction of a once-prosperous land"--Jacket
Superpowers, rogue states and terrorism : countering the security threats to the West by Paul L Moorcraft( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short thousand years : the end of Rhodesia's rebellion by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Total onslaught : war and revolution in southern Africa since 1945 by Paul L Moorcraft( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive account of Southern Africa's incessant troubled history since the end of the Second World War
Axis of evil : the war on terror( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En række topfolk - primært engelske og amerikanske - indenfor politik og militær har bidraget til denne titel med deres syn på asymmetrisk krigsførelse, med særlig fokus på krigene i Irak og Afghanistan i begyndelse af det 21. årh
Africa's super power by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact II : struggle for peace by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chimurenga! The war in Rhodesia, 1965-1980 : a military history by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stander-- bank robber by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new wars of the West : Anglo-American voices on the War on Terror( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It just doesn't add up : explaining dyscalculia and overcoming number problems for children and adults by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the very first book to explain dyscalculia - maths disabilities - by an acute dyscalculic. Perhaps up to five per cent of the population in the US and UK suffer from the condition. Because it is written by a dyscalculic, this book reaches to the very heart of the subject. This book describes what dyscalculia is, what it does, and how to cope and then overcome the disability. For anyone worried about their numeracy this could be a life-saver. Dr Moorcraft minted the campaign slogan: 'Just because you can't count doesn't mean you don't count'. This often humorous book will help your pupils, your children or yourselves to count properly in school, in your careers and throughout your social life. Table of contents: * Introduction: Why did I write this book? * Chapter 1: What is dyscalculia? * Chapter 2: What are the key symptoms? * Chapter 3: Related and similar disabilities * Chapter 4: Testing for dyscalculia * Chapter 5: Teaching dyscalculia * Chapter 6: For parents of dyscalculics * Chapter 7: For adult dyscalculics * Chapter 8: 'Hey, you're talking about me!' * Chapter 9: Let the people speak * Chapter 10: Coping mechanisms * Conclusion: Making it all add up * Appendices (Useful websites. Teaching tips. 50 symptoms of dyscalculia in children and adults. Glossary of terms and abbreviations)
Israel since the Yom Kippur War by Paul L Moorcraft( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Shooting the messenger : the political impact of war reporting
Anchoress of ShereMugabe's war machine : saving or savaging Zimbabwe?The Rhodesian War : a military historyAxis of evil : the war on terrorStander-- bank robberThe new wars of the West : Anglo-American voices on the War on TerrorInside the danger zone : travels to arresting places
Alternative Names
Moorcraft, P. L.

Moorcraft, P. L. 1948-

Moorcraft, P. L. (Paul L.)

Moorcraft, Paul 1948-

Moorcraft, Paul L.

Moorcraft, Paul Leslie 1948-

Paul Moorcraft académico británico

Paul Moorcraft British academic

ムーアクラフト, ポール・L

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Japanese (1)