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Cowley, Robert

Overview
Works: 124 works in 381 publications in 5 languages and 13,666 library holdings
Genres: History  Counterfactual histories  Military history  Biographies  Trivia and miscellanea  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Adapter, Other, Contributor, Redactor, wpr
Classifications: D25.5, 355.48
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Cowley
The reader's companion to military history by Society for Military History (U. S.)( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than one hundred fifty distinguished military historians, biographers, and journalists contributed nearly six hundred articles to The Reader's Companion to Military History. The result is an extraordinary chronicle of warfare that combines compelling historical narrative with the best of contemporary scholarship. Filled with surprising anecdotes, little-known facts, and rare illustrations, the volume provides essential information on major events and battles
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by respected military historians, including Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, James McPherson, and John Keegan, consider the consequences if history had turned out differently
What ifs? of American history : eminent historians imagine what might have been by Robert Cowley( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on pivotal moments in American history includes Caleb Carr on America had there been no Revolution, and Robert Dallek on what might have happened if JFK had not been assassinated
What if? 2 : eminent historians imagine what might have been : essays( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second volume of historical speculation by experts in the field wonders what if Socrates had died on the battlefield at Delium or Eisenhower had finished off the Nazis in 1944, among other intriguing scenarios
No end save victory : perspectives on World War II( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents forty-five essays in which various historians offer their perspectives on specific events and different aspects of World War II. Includes maps
The Cold War : a military history( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by twenty-five distinguished historians shed new light on the military and political aspects of the Cold War, discussing such topics as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, espionage, and the arms race with the Soviets
Fitzgerald and the jazz age by Malcolm Cowley( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With my face to the enemy : perspectives on the Civil War( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the Civil War explores various aspects of the conflict, from Lee's role in the Confederacy to the tactics that won and lost the war, with contributions from James M. McPherson, David Herbert Donald, and other notable historians
The Great War : perspectives on the First World War( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great war--or the First World War, as most Americans call it--was the true turning point of the century just past. It brought down dynasties and empires, including the Ottoman--one of the roots of our present difficulties. It changed the United States from a bumptious provincial nation into a world power. It made World War II inevitable, and the Cold War as well. Above all, the Great War was history's first total war, an armed conflict on a world stage between industrialized powers. Robert Cowley has brought together the thirty articles in this book to examine that unnecessary but perhaps inevitable war in its diverse aspects. A number of the subjects covered here are not just unfamiliar but totally fresh. Who originated the term "no-man's-land" and the word "tank"? What forgotten battles nearly destroyed the French Army in 1915? How did the discovery of a German naval codebook bring the United States into the war? What was the weapon that, for the first time, put a man-made object into the stratosphere? The Great War takes a hard look at the legend of the "Massacre of the Innocents" at Ypres in 1914--an event that became a cornerstone of Nazi mythology. It describes the Gallipoli campaign as it has never been described before--from the Turkish side. Brought to life as well are the horrors of naval warfare, as both British and German sailors experienced them at the Battle of Jutland; the near breakdown of the American commander, John H. Pershing; and the rarely told story of the British disaster on the Tigris River in what is now Iraq. Michael Howard chronicles the summer of 1914 and the descent into a war that leaders were actually more afraid to avoid than to join. John Keegan writes about the muddy tragedy of Passchendaele in 1917. Jan Morris details the rise and fall of Sir John Fisher, whom she characterizes as the greatest British admiral since Nelson. Robert Cowley tells the haunting story of the artist Käthe Kollwitz, determined to create a memorial to her dead son. In every way this is a book that does justice to the drama and complexity of the twentieth century's seminal event. -- Publisher description
The rulers of Britain by Robert Cowley( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and lavish photographs present treasures of the rulers of Great Britain and include a chronology relating people and events and art and architecture from King Arthur to Queen Victoria
1918: gamble for victory; the greatest attack of World War I by Robert Cowley( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowley speaks of World War 1 in this book with detailed maps and indepth descriptions of the war
Experience of war : an anthology of articles from MHQ, the Quarterly journal of military history( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of war is the history of humankind," says Robert Cowley, founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and editor of Experience of War, a notable anthology of articles from the first four years of an unusual magazine. The 51 articles in Experience of War represent an extraordinary range of subject matter--from the latest theories about the origins of war to the way in which the recent Gulf crisis has altered its informal (but binding) rules. Experience of War recreates the feel of combat, whether it is the panic of Roman soldiers trapped at Cannae, the edgy determination of British tunnelers at Ypres racing to blow up an underground mine before they themselves are blown up, or the impressions of Israeli pilots sweeping down on Egyptian airfields in the surprise strikes of 1967. Experience of War examines popular myths and legends. Did the Amazons actually exist? (Maybe.) Can the Great Wall of China be seen from the moon? (No.) It is filled with unexpected information: for instance, the Korean navy sailed the first ironclads, more than three centuries before the Monitor and the Merrimac. Its stories are as unusual as they are intriguing: the secret intelligence network that delivered the German naval codes to the British in 1915, Rod Serling and John Ford's Pentagon war games, and the truth about the battleship Potemkin will be revealed inside these covers. MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History has been in existence for only four years and already it has won prizes for its editorial excellence and praise for its scholarly content. Assembled here are some of the memorable articles from its pages, by such distinguished writers and military historians as John Keegan, James M. McPherson, Michael Howard, Geoffrey C. Ward, Paul Fussell, Ted Morgan, and William McNeill
West Point : Two Centuries of Honor and Tradition( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and photographs celebrates the first two hundred years of the illustrious military institution whose alumni include Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Buzz Aldrin, and Norman Schwarzkopf
The collected What if? : eminent historians imagining what might have been : essays( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and philosophers alike have pondered the crucial turning points of history--the events that forever altered the course of civilization and set the stage for the world in which we live today. In these essays, some of the most respected minds of our time as the question "What if ... ": Pontius Pilate hadn't ordered Jesus Christ's crucifixion? Abraham Lincoln hadn't abolished slavery? A Confederate aide hadn't accidentally lost General Robert E. Lee's plans for invading the North? The Allied invasion of D Day had failed? Pope Pius XII had spoken out against the Holocaust? The Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe? --From publisher's description
More what if? : eminent historians imagine what might have been( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrating on the crucial and the seemingly insignificant, historians offer an alternative history and take a provocative look at the way our world could easily have been. For example, what if William hadn't conquered?
The collected What if? : eminent historians imagining what might have been by Robert Cowley( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historians and philosophers alike have pondered the crucial turning points of history--the events that forever altered the course of civilization and set the stage for the world in which we live today. In these essays, some of the most respected minds of our time as the question "What if...": Pontius Pilate hadn't ordered Jesus Christ's crucifixion? Abraham Lincoln hadn't abolished slavery? A Confederate aide hadn't accidentally lost General Robert E. Lee's plans for invading the North? The Allied invasion of D Day had failed? Pope Pius XII had spoken out against the Holocaust? The Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe?"--Back cover
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been by Robert Cowley( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Stephen E. Ambrose, John Keegan, David McCullough, James M. McPherson and others
With my face to the enemy : [perspectives on the Civil War : essays] by Robert Cowley( Recording )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This audio selection includes essays from the leading authorities on the Civil War
What if? : military historians imagine what might have been by Robert Cowley( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tilfældigheder har altid spillet en rolle i historiens gang. I denne bog beskriver en række militær- og krigshistorikere, hvad der kunne være sket, hvis det hele var gået anderledes. Bl.a. har S.E. Ambrose, John Keegan, David McCullough og James McPherson leveret bidrag
No end save victory : [perspectives on WWII]( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven essays written by military historians
 
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The reader's companion to military history
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What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essaysWhat ifs? of American history : eminent historians imagine what might have beenWhat if? 2 : eminent historians imagine what might have been : essaysNo end save victory : perspectives on World War IIThe Cold War : a military historyWith my face to the enemy : perspectives on the Civil WarThe Great War : perspectives on the First World WarExperience of war : an anthology of articles from MHQ, the Quarterly journal of military history
Alternative Names
Robert Cowley American military historian

Robert Cowley Amerikaans historicus

Robert Cowley historiador estadounidense

Robert Cowley historiador estatunidenc

Robert Cowley historiador estauxunidense

Robert Cowley storico statunitense

Коули, Р. (Роберт)

카울리, 로버트 1934-

Languages
English (197)

German (6)

Spanish (5)

French (4)

Chinese (1)