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Murray, Williamson

Overview
Works: 166 works in 698 publications in 6 languages and 20,498 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Williamson Murray
The change in the European balance of power, 1938-1939 : the path to ruin by Williamson Murray( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A savage war : a military history of the Civil War by Williamson Murray( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War represented a momentous change in the character of war. It combined the projection of military might across a continent on a scale never before seen with an unprecedented mass mobilization of peoples. Yet despite the revolutionizing aspects of the Civil War, its leaders faced the same uncertainties and vagaries of chance that have vexed combatants since the days of Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War. A Savage War sheds critical new light on this defining chapter in military history.In a masterful narrative that propels readers from the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s army at Appomattox, Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh bring every aspect of the battlefield vividly to life. They show how this new way of waging war was made possible by the powerful historical forces unleashed by the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution, yet how the war was far from being simply a story of the triumph of superior machines. Despite the Union’s material superiority, a Union victory remained in doubt for most of the war. Murray and Hsieh paint indelible portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and other major figures whose leadership, judgment, and personal character played such decisive roles in the fate of a nation. They also examine how the Army of the Potomac, the Army of Northern Virginia, and the other major armies developed entirely different cultures that influenced the war’s outcome.A military history of breathtaking sweep and scope, A Savage War reveals how the Civil War ushered in the age of modern warfare
The Making of strategy : rulers, states, and war( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most writing about strategy - the balancing of ends and means by rulers and states in conflict with their adversaries - has focused on individual strategic theorists or great military leaders. That approach has its uses, but it normally ignores the messy process through which rulers and states have actually framed strategy. Understanding how that process has worked or failed to work in the past is nevertheless of vital practical importance to strategists, and of the greatest interest to students of strategy and statecraft." "The Making of Strategy is about the strategic process. It consists of seventeen case studies that range from fifth-century B.C. Athens and Ming China to Hitler's Germany, Israel, and the post-1945 United States. The studies analyze, within a common interpretive framework, precisely how rulers and states have made strategy. The introduction emphasizes the constants in the rapidly shifting world of the strategist. The conclusion tries to understand the forces that have driven the transformation of strategy since 400 B.C. and seem likely to continue to transform it in the future."--Jacket
Strategy for defeat : the Luftwaffe, 1933-1945 by Williamson Murray( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Murray's book provides a detailed analytical study of the development of the Luftwaffe. The author takes an in-depth look at the "easy war" (1939-40) and the turn toward Russia in Operation Barbarossa. Dr. Murray investigates the war of attrition from 1942 through early 1944 and the reasons for the final demise of the Luftwaffe from April through September 1944
The dynamics of military revolution, 1300-2050( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study aims to bridge a gap in the literature on revolutions in military affairs, suggesting that there have been two very different phenomena at work over the past centuries - military revolutions and revolutions in military affairs
Luftwaffe by Williamson Murray( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Murray's book provides a detailed analytical study of the development of the Luftwaffe. The author takes an in-depth look at the "easy war" (1939-40) and the turn toward Russia in Operation Barbarossa. Dr. Murray investigates the war of attrition from 1942 through early 1944 and the reasons for the final demise of the Luftwaffe from April through September 1944"--Publisher's description
The making of peace : rulers, states, and the aftermath of war by Williamson Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Making of Peace represents a fascinating contribution to the study of war: namely, the difficulties that statesmen have confronted in attempting to put back together the pieces after a major conflict. These essays examine how Western belligerents have addressed -- or failed to address -- the making of peace across a span of two and a half millennia and in contests reflecting a broad range of prompting disputes. Some efforts produced at best a momentary suspension of hostilities. Others transformed the very context of international relations. Defined more modestly, however, as the control and moderation of violence, some peacemaking efforts were notably more successful than others. This study also serves as a first draft of a guide for those who will confront the equally difficult task of maintaining the peace, once achieved."--Back cover
The past as prologue : the importance of history to the military profession by Williamson Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the usefulness of the study of history for contemporary military strategists, this volume illustrates the great importance of military history while simultaneously revealing the challenges of applying the past to the present. Essays from authors of diverse backgrounds--British and American, Civilian and Military--present an overwhelming argument for the necessity of the study of the past by today's military leaders in spite of these challenges. Part I examines the relationship between history and the military profession. Part II explores specific historical cases that reveal the repetitiveness of certain military problems
National security challenges for the 21st century by Williamson Murray( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officers who participated in the Advanced Strategic Art Program (ASAP) during their year at the U.S. Army War College wrote these chapters. The ASAP is a unique program that offers selected students a rigorous course of instruction in theater strategy. Solidly based in theory, doctrine, and history, the program provides these students a rich professional experience that includes staff rides, exercises, and the best instructional expertise available. The program is designed to provide the joint community with the military's best theater strategists. The challenges facing the defense establishment in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century are daunting indeed; however, the thoughtful essays included in this volume--including two award winners--representing some of the thinking by students at the U.S. Army War College, provide insights into these trials that will prove useful to policymakers both in and out of uniform
A nation at war in an era of strategic change by Williamson Murray( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President, Secretary of Defense, and the Army's Chief of Staff have all stated that the United States is a "Nation at War." The U.S. military faces significant strategic challenges as it continues to transform the force and improve interagency integration into joint operations, all the while engaging in active combat operations associated with the Global War on Terrorism. This collection of outstanding essays--three of which won prestigious writing awards--by the students enrolled in the Army War College's Advanced Strategic Art Program (ASAP) highlight some of these strategic challenges and offer thoughtful solutions. They provide insights that will undoubtedly prove useful to decisionmakers at the highest levels of our national security establishment. ASAP graduates continue to make their mark as outstanding theater strategists in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff and Army Staff, and in the Combatant Commands
Transformation concepts for national security in the 21st century by Williamson Murray( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents some of the thinking by students at the U.S. Army War College, considering the nature and direction of transformation. They consider how the transformed joint services of the United States should employ force in the 21st century. The services are exploring concepts such as Effects Based Operations and Rapid Decisive Operations to move swiftly and strike vigorously to secure victory in the coming decades. At the same time the nation and its armed forces are developing new concepts of homeland security to defend the country in the war on terrorism. Officers who participated in the Advanced Strategic Art Program (ASAP) during Academic Year 2002 wrote the individual chapters
Military effectiveness by Allan Reed Millett( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume study examines the questions raised by the performance of the military institutions of France, Germany, Russia, the United States, Great Britain, Japan and Italy in the period from 1914 to 1945. Leading military historians deal with the different national approaches to war and military power at the tactical, operational, strategic, and political levels. They form the basis for a fundamental re-examination of how military organizations have performed in the first half of the twentieth century. Volume 1 covers World War I. Volumes 2 and 3 address the interwar period and World War II, respectively. Now in a new edition, with a new introduction by the editors, these classic volumes will remain invaluable for military historians and social scientists in their examination of national security and military issues. They will also be essential reading for future military leaders at Staff and War Colleges
 
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The Making of strategy : rulers, states, and war
Alternative Names
Murray, Williamson

Williamson Murray Amerikaans historicus

מארי, ויליאמסון

מרי, וילימסון

ویلیامسون مورای

머레이, 윌리암슨

머레이, 윌리엄슨

ウィリアムソン・マーレー

ウィリアムソン・マーレイ

マ-レ-, ウィリアムソン

マーレー, ウィリアムソン

マーレイ, ウィリアムソン

默里, 威廉森

Languages
English (199)

Japanese (4)

German (1)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)

Czech (1)

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Strategy for defeat : the Luftwaffe, 1933-1945The dynamics of military revolution, 1300-2050The making of peace : rulers, states, and the aftermath of warThe past as prologue : the importance of history to the military professionNational security challenges for the 21st centuryMilitary effectiveness