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Herwig, Holger H.

Overview
Works: 67 works in 348 publications in 4 languages and 13,898 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Biography‡vDictionaries  Military history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Holger H Herwig
The grand illusion : the prussianization of the Chilean Army by William F Sater( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well-researched and welcome work on the German efforts to train the Chilean army during the Parliamentary Regime (1891-1924). Argues convincingly that what appeared outwardly to be a Prussian-style military was in reality an ill-fed, poorly equipped military force rife with corruption and low on morale. Many of the German trainers, themselves, contributed to the malaise by seeking profits from weapons sales and land deals. Oddly, perhaps, the Chilean army continues to display the influences of the German era"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The origins of World War I( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work poses an easy but perplexing question about World War I: Why did it happen? Several of the oft-cited causes are reviewed and discussed. The argument of the alliance systems is inadequate, lacking relevance or compelling force. The argument of an accident (or "slide") is also inadequate, given the clear and unambiguous evidence of intentions. The arguments of mass demands, those focusing on nationalism, militarism, and social Darwinism, it is argued, are insufficient, lacking indications of frequency, intensity, and process (how they influenced the various decisions)." "The work focuses on decision making, on the choices made by small coteries, in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, Britain, and elsewhere. The decisions made later by leaders in Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, the Balkans, and the United States are also explored."--Jacket
The First World War : Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 by Holger H Herwig( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed some of the seeds of another worldwide conflagration 20 years later. Yet, until now, there has been no comprehensive treatment of how Germany and Austria-Hungary - two of the key belligerents - conducted the war and what defeat meant to them." "Much of the writing on the war has hallowed the tactical and operational effectiveness of the German army. Yet Germany lost the conflict. In tackling this paradox, Herwig shows how greatly the Central Powers suffered from inadequate resources and an incapacity to manage effectively what they had. He also shows with clarity just how much of Germany's effort was expended in sustaining not only its own war effort but also that of its ally, without any corresponding subordination of Vienna to Berlin, as the economic and military realities required. But it is in his reassessment of Germany's military effectiveness that he offers the most fundamental corrective. For readers accustomed to criticisms of the various Allied commanders, Herwig's examination of the German military effort will have uncanny echoes. Even the famous German offensives of March 1918, regarded as a model of breakthrough operations by interwar theorists, are condemned not just for their lack of strategic objective but even for their tactical failings."--Jacket
The Marne, 1914 : the opening of World War I and the battle that changed the world by Holger H Herwig( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is one of the essential events of military history, a cataclysmic encounter that prevented a quick German victory in World War I and changed the course of two wars. This is a bold new account of the Battle of the Marne, giving, for the first time, all sides of the story. Military historian Holger H. Herwig reinterprets Germany's aggressive Schlieffen Plan as a carefully crafted design to avoid a protracted war against superior coalitions. He also provides cameos of the important players. In remarkable detail, and with exclusive information based on newly unearthed documents, Herwig re-creates the dramatic battle, revealing how the uncoordinated German forces were foiled and years of brutal trench warfare were made inevitable.--From publisher description
Decisions for war, 1914-1917 by Richard F Hamilton( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work poses an easy but perplexing question about World War I - Why did it happen? Several of the oft-cited causes are reviewed and discussed. The argument of the alliance systems is inadequate, most agreements lacking compelling force. The argument of an accident (or "slide") is also inadequate, given the clear and unambiguous evidence of intentions. The arguments of mass demands - those focusing on nationalism, militarism, and social Darwinism - it is argued, are insufficient, lacking indications of frequency, intensity, and process (how they influenced the various decisions). Decisions for War focuses on the choices made by small coteries, in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, Britain, and elsewhere."--Jacket
The destruction of the Bismarck by David Jay Bercuson( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs the final days of the Bismarck, the flagship of the German navy, which was tracked and destroyed by a British armada in a dramatic turning point in World War II
Biographical dictionary of World War I by Holger H Herwig( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany's vision of empire in Venezuela, 1871-1914 by Holger H Herwig( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book details which Germans pushed for overseas expansion, how they tried to implement their ambitions, and why they ultimately failed. Discussions of political leaders and diplomats, the navy, German nationals overseas, and the German Evangelical Church and its missions abroad contribute to the history of Wilhelmian GermanyOriginally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
"Luxury fleet" : the Imperial German Navy, 1888-1918 by Holger H Herwig( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and German and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'''Luxury' Fleet" was the first history of the Imperial German Navy from 1888 to 1918. After tracing the historical background to German naval ambitions, the first two sections of the book analyse Admiral Tirpitz's programme of building a battle fleet strong enough to engage the Royal Navy in the North Sea. The author shows the fleet in its European setting and describes the warships and the attitudes of the officer corps and seamen. The final section of the book discusses the tactical deployment of the German fleet during the First World War, both in home waters and overseas; and it weighs the balance between those who supported fleet actions in preference to those who favoured cruiser and submarine warfare
The German naval officer corps : a social and political history, 1890-1918 by Holger H Herwig( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and German and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Christmas in Washington : the secret meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill that changed the world by David Jay Bercuson( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bercuson and Herwig ... recreate the dramatic days of the Washington War Conference of 1941-1942, code-named ARCADIA, using the diaries, meeting, notes, personal letters, and detailed minutes that contain day-by-day, almost hour-by-hour accounts of these historic events ... The authors take a penetrating look at the high-level meetings that lasted long into the night and at the scene behind the scenes: the social events and intrigues, Churchill's booming intrusion into the daily life of the White House, the strained relationship between Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the key role played by Roosevelt's close advisor Harry Hopkins ... [This book] is an authoritative and emotional story of two proud and accomplished statesmen struggling to overcome biases, suspicion, and hubris to create what turned out to be the war-winning alliance."--Jacket
Politics of frustration : the United States in German naval planning, 1889-1941 by Holger H Herwig( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Outbreak of World War I : causes and responsibilities by Holger H Herwig( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War planning 1914 by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The major European powers drafted war plans before 1914 and executed them in August 1914; none brought the expected victory by Christmas. Why? This tightly focused collection of essays by international experts in military history reassesses the war plans of 1914 in a broad diplomatic, military, and political setting for the first time in three decades. The book analyzes the war plans of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Russia on the basis of the latest research and explores their demise in the opening months of World War I. Collectively and comparatively, these essays place contingency war planning before 1914 in the different contexts and challenges each state faced as well as into a broad European paradigm. This is the first such undertaking since Paul Kennedy's groundbreaking War Plans of the Great Powers (1979), and the end result is breathtaking in both scope and depth of analysis."--Publisher's description
One Christmas in Washington : Roosevelt and Churchill forge the Grand Alliance by David Jay Bercuson( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Christmas in Washington is a fascinating, in-depth look at one of the most crucial periods in modern history: the Washington war conference of 1941, when two proud and accomplished statesmen struggled to overcome biases, suspicion, and hubris to create what turned out to be the war-winning alliance
Long night of the tankers : Hitler's war against Caribbean oil by David Jay Bercuson( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long Night of the Tankers presents a fresh account of a critical but often overlooked component of the Atlantic naval theatre in World War II. Using war diaries, after-action reports, and first-hand accounts, authors Bercuson and Herwig examine the story behind Operation Neuland, the German plan to prevent vital oil supplies reaching the United States and the United Kingdom from key refineries in the Caribbean. Starting in February 1942 with the initial German success in choking the oil supply to the Allied war machine, Long Night of the Tankers details the planning and execution of German operations and the subsequent diplomatic, political, and military responses of the Allies that ultimately overcame the German effort and transformed the Caribbean shipping lanes into a death trap for German U-boats
World history of warfare by Christon I Archer( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of warfare across times and cultures. Its main strengths are its ability to provide context for each period discussed, comparison between developments in Europe, Asia, and the colonized world, and critical and up-to-date bibliographies that allow the reader to pursue subjects in greater depth. - Jacket flap
Hammer or Anvil? : Modern Germany 1648-Present by Holger H Herwig( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War memory and popular culture : essays on modes of remembrance and commemoration( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work explores the evolution from traditional to contemporary forms of war commemoration while centering around fundamental question of whether these new forms of memorial are meant to encourage the remembering or forgetting of the experience of war, as well as what implications this process may have for the continuation of the modern nation state"--Provided by publisher
One Christmas in Washington : Roosevelt and Churchill forge the Grand Alliance by David Jay Bercuson( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herwig and Bercuson grippingly recreate the dramatic days of the Washington War Conference of 1941-42, using the diaries, meeting notes and personal letters of the key characters. One Christmas in Washington is the authoritative and emotional story of two proud and accomplished men struggling to overcome their own biases, suspicion, and hubris to create what turned out to be a war-winning alliance
 
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The grand illusion : the prussianization of the Chilean Army
Alternative Names
Helwig, Holger H.

Herwig, Holder Heinrich, 1941-

Herwig, Holger 1941-

Herwig, Holger H.

Herwig, Holger Heinrich.

Herwig, Holger Heinrich 1941-

Herwig Roger Heinrich 1941-....

Holger H. Herwig Duits hoogleraar

Holger H. Herwig German university teacher

Holger Heinrich Herwig

Holger Heinrich Herwig professeur d'université allemand

Хольгер Хервиг канадский историк

Languages
English (257)

German (10)

Spanish (1)

French (1)

Covers
The origins of World War IThe First World War : Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918The Marne, 1914 : the opening of World War I and the battle that changed the worldDecisions for war, 1914-1917The destruction of the BismarckBiographical dictionary of World War IGermany's vision of empire in Venezuela, 1871-1914"Luxury fleet" : the Imperial German Navy, 1888-1918