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Murray, Williamson

Overview
Works: 145 works in 492 publications in 2 languages and 15,849 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Military history 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: D787, 940.53
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Most widely held works by Williamson Murray
A war to be won : fighting the Second World War by Williamson Murray ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the military operations and tactics of World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters from the Sino-Japanese War in 1937 to the surrender of Japan in 1945
Strategy for defeat the Luftwaffe, 1933-1945 by Williamson Murray ( )
22 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 1,564 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 Iraq war : a military history by Williamson Murray ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Iraq War puts the recent conflict into context. Drawing on their extensive military expertise, the authors assess the opposing aims of the Coalition forces and the Iraqi regime and explain the day-to-day tactical and logistical decisions of infantry and air command, as British and American troops moved into Basra and Baghdad. They simultaneously step back to examine long-running debates within the U.S. Defense Department about the proper uses of military power and probe the strategic implications of those debates for America's buildup to this war. Surveying the immense changes that have occurred in America's armed forces between the Gulf conflicts of 1991 and 2003 - changes in doctrine as well as weapons - this volume reveals critical meanings and lessons about the new "American way of war" as it has unfolded in Iraq."--Jacket
Conflicting currents Japan and the United States in the Pacific by Williamson Murray ( )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The subjects covered in this collection will appeal to a range of scholars, specialists, and general readers. The contributions of the Japanese scholars will not go unnoticed either for they draw on many primary sources in Japan that have yet to be translated into English and therefore offer a unique perspective on the events and individuals discussed in the essays. By focusing on both the US and Japan, this work provides easy access to the competing perspectives of the two nations, a competition that is enhanced by examinations of individuals and events, which have often been overlooked. The
The change in the European balance of power, 1938-1939 : the path to ruin by Williamson Murray ( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Making of strategy : rulers, states, and war ( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 708 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
Moment of battle : the twenty clashes that changed the world by James Lacey ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two modern masters of military history make the case for the twenty most pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting trip through the ages to those moments when the fate of the world hung in the balance. Includes Marathon, Gaugamela, Zama, Teutoburger Wald, Adrianople, Yarmuk, Hastings, The Spanish Armada, Breitenfeld, Annus mirabilis, Saratoga, Trafalgar, Vicksburg, The Marne, The Battle of Britain, Midway, Kursk, Normandy, Dien Bien Phu, and Operations peach
Military effectiveness by Allan Reed Millett ( Book )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines questions raised by the performance of the military institutions of France, Germany, Russia, the US, Great Britain, Japan and Italy between 1914 and 1945
War in the air, 1914-45 by Williamson Murray ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores how airplanes were used in World War I and World War II
Military innovation in the interwar period by Williamson Murray ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of major military innovations in the 1920s and 1930s, first published in 1996
The dynamics of military revolution, 1300-2050 ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 519 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
The past as prologue : the importance of history to the military profession by Williamson Murray ( Book )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 510 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
Luftwaffe by Williamson Murray ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 457 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 )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 414 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."--P. [4] of cover
The shaping of grand strategy : policy, diplomacy, and war by Williamson Murray ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Within a variety of historical contexts, The Shaping of Grand Strategy addresses the most important tasks states have confronted: namely, how to protect their citizens against the short-range as well as long-range dangers their polities confront in the present and may confront in the future. To be successful, grand strategy demands that governments and leaders chart a course that involves more than simply reacting to immediate events. Above all, it demands they adapt to sudden and major changes in the international environment, which more often than not involves the outbreak of great conflicts but at times demands recognition of major economic, political, or diplomatic changes. This collection of essays explores the successes as well as failures of great states attempting to create grand strategies that work and aims at achieving an understanding of some of the extraordinary difficulties involved in casting, evolving, and adapting grand strategy to the realities of the world"--
Calculations : net assessment and the coming of World War II by Williamson Murray ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National security challenges for the 21st century ( )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 245 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
Strategic challenges for counterinsurgency and the global War on Terrorism ( )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In March 2006, President George W. Bush signed a new National Security Strategy that he refers to as a "wartime national security strategy." He also states in the introduction that to follow the path the United States has chosen, we must "maintain and expand our national strength." One way to do this is to study and propose solutions to the complex challenges the United States faces in the 21st century. At the U.S. Army War College, the students have embraced this challenge and spend a year developing their intellectual strength in areas that extend well beyond the familiar operational and tactical realm to which they are accustomed. This collection of essays written by students enrolled in the U.S. Army War College Advanced Strategic Art Program (ASAP) reflects the development of their strategic thought applied to a wide range of contemporary issues. 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 wide range of experts both in and out of the military, staff rides, and exercises to develop them as superb theater strategists. ASAP graduates continue to make their mark throughout the military to include in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the Combatant Commands."--STINET web site
Transformation concepts for national security in the 21st century ( )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 226 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
The emerging strategic environment : challenges of the twenty-first century ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Murray, Williamson
ウィリアムソン・マーレイ
マーレー, ウィリアムソン
マーレイ, ウィリアムソン
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English (239)
Spanish (1)
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