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Strachan, Hew

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The First World War by Hew Strachan( Book )

93 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninety years have passed since the outbreak of the First World War, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the "war to end all wars" is with us still. A truly global conflict from the start, the war and many of its most decisive battles were fought in or directly affected the Balkans, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire. Even more than the Second World War, the First World War continues to shape the politics and international relations of our world, especially in hot spots such as the Middle East and the Balkans. Strachan has done a masterful job of reexamining the causes, the major campaigns, and the consequences of the First World War, compressing a lifetime of knowledge into a single definitive volume. Written in crisp, compelling prose and enlivened with vivid photographs, many of which have never appeared in print before, and detailed maps, The First World War re-creates this world-altering conflict both on and off the battlefield: the clash of ideologies between the colonial powers at the center of the war, the social and economic unrest that swept Europe both before and after, the military strategies employed with stunning success and tragic failure in the various theaters of war, the terms of peace and why it did not last. Drawing on material culled from many countries, Strachan offers a fresh, clear-sighted perspective on how the war not only redrew the map of the world but also set in motion the most dangerous conflicts of today. Deeply learned and powerfully written, The First World War will stand as a landmark of contemporary history. - Jacket flap
The Oxford illustrated history of the first World War by Hew Strachan( Book )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live. This volume brings together essays by distinguished historians, covering the war's causes and consequences; strategy and tactics; and its political and human legacies
The Oxford companion to military history by Richard Holmes( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Oxford companion does much to untangle the long and complicated history of military events in Europe and North America since the 18th century. The thoughtful entries are clear, concise, and readable, with a number of extended entries on such subjects as artillery, infantry, and the science and technology of war."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
The First World War in Africa by Hew Strachan( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Arms is Hew Strachan's most complete and definitive study of the opening of the First World War. Now, key sections from this magisterial work are published as individual paperbacks, each complete in itself, and with a new introduction by the author. The First World War was not just fought in the trenches of the western front. It embraced all of Africa. Many of those who fought this white man's war were black. The dangers they confronted went beyond those of the battlefield. They fell prey to malaria and dysentry, and they were attacked by lions and crocodiles. But it was a vast and spectacu
The First World War by Hew Strachan( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War I was the war which has had the greatest impact on the course of the twentieth century. The first generation of its historians had access to a limited range of sources, and they focused primarily on military events. More recent approaches have embraced cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. In this authoritative and readable history, Hew Strachan combines these perspectives with a military and strategic narrative. The result is an account that breaks the bounds of national preoccupations to become both global and comparative. The first of three volumes in this study, To arms examines not only the causes of the war and its opening clashes on land and sea, but also the ideas that underpinned it, and the motivations of the people who supported it. It provides pioneering accounts of the war's finances, the war in Africa, and the Central Powers' bid to widen the war outside Europe."
The changing character of war by Hew Strachan( )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Changing Character of War' unites scholars from the disciplines of history, politics, law and philosophy to ask in what ways the character of war today has changed from war in the past and how the wars of today differ from each other
World War I : a history( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores World War I in all its different aspects. From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, the course of the war is charted and assessed
European armies and the conduct of war by Hew Strachan( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing the key issues of modern warfare, Hew Strachan's work examines the theory and practice of land warfare in Europe since 1700. Looking at warfare in the context of social and political change, Dr. Strachan interprets his subject matter as widely as possible, and European Armies and the Conduct of War considers the roles of air power and the impact of the United States on European military developments. Through the eyes of the major theorists of the day, European Armies examines: * how the social and political influences which shape armies, also mould the attitude of those armies to warfare * the story of techicnal innovation * the mounting pace of industrialization and its impact of warfare. Recent military history has tended to focus on the relationship between armies and society and there has been much original research on the subject of the conduct of war. This book brings these approaches together, providing information and insight vital to the study of this fascinating era
The First World War : the complete series by Jonathan Lewis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive look at the events of World War I
British generals in Blair's wars by J. B. A Bailey( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a truly unique and invaluable book. For the first time, we are offered first-hand testimony about Britain's involvement in recent campaigns by senior participants. In addition to touching on themes like civilian-military relations, the operational direction of war and relationships with allies, these eyewitness accounts give a real sense of how the character of a war changes even as it is being fought. It will be essential reading for those in military academies and staff colleges, not only in Britain but throughout NATO, and especially in the USA. It also has profound policy implicati
Clausewitz's On war : a biography by Hew Strachan( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clausewitz's On War is a timely and fascinating answer to these problems. Hew Strachan, one of the world's foremost military historians, tells how and why On War was written, explains what Clausewitz meant, and offers insight into the impact it made on conflict and its continued significance in our world today."--Jacket
The politics of the British Army by Hew Strachan( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British army, unlike some other armies, has never staged a coup d'etat. As a result it has prided itself on its ready subordination to parliamentary government, portraying its nature as essentially apolitical. The reality is very different. Armies are inherently political entities, embedded in the fabric of the state, and intimately involved in the formation and implementation of policy. Hew Strachan examines the history of the British Army since 1660 and shows that it is no exception. The behaviour of many of its most illustrious commanders, including Marlborough, Wellington, Wolseley, an
From Waterloo to Balaclava : tactics, technology, and the British army, 1815-1854 by Hew Strachan( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den britiske hærs udvikling indenfor hærorganisation, infanteri, kavalleri, artilleri fra 1815 til 1854
Clausewitz in the twenty-first century( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The direction of war : contemporary strategy in historical perspective by Hew Strachan( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, public enquiries and defence think tanks have detected a lack of consistent direction, of effective communication, and of governmental coordination"--
From Downing Street to the trenches : first-hand accounts from the Great War, 1914-1916 by Mike Webb( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we look back on World War I on the occasion of its hundredth anniversary, we do so with the benefit of hindsight and the accumulated wisdom of a century of writing and thought. But what was it like to experience firsthand those first few years of war--to see an aerial view of the famous Battle of the Somme? How did key political figures make the difficult decision to go to war? And what did young men of the time believe their role ought to be? From Downing Street to the Trenches gathers eyewitness accounts and photographs that vividly convey this lived experience. The letters of Prime Minister H.H. Asquith show the strain of wartime leadership and shed light on his later downfall, while letters home from the young Harold Macmillan are suffused with his experiences in the trenches and mark the beginning of his road to Downing Street. Although it was forbidden to record cabinet discussions, Secretary of State Lewis Harcourt's unauthorized diary provides a window into the government of the time, complete with character sketches of some of the leading figures, including Winston Churchill. In addition to political figures, the book draws on many local records, including the diary of an Essex rector, written to record the impact of the war on his community and parish. Filled with fear and sorrow but also suffused with hope for the future, the accounts collected here paint a highly personal and immediate picture of the war as it was happening to real people of the time. --Provided by publisher
How fighting ends : a history of surrender by Holger Afflerbach( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are many histories of how wars have begun, but very few which discuss how they have ended. This book fills that gap. Beginning with the Stone Age and ending with globalized terrorism, it addresses the specific issue of surrender, rather than the subsequent establishment of peace. At its heart is the individual warrior or soldier, and his or her decision to lay down arms. In the ancient world surrender led in most cases to slavery, but a slave still lived rather than died. In the modern world international law gives the soldiers rights as prisoners of war, and those rights include the prospect of their eventual return home. But individuals can surrender at any point in a war, and without having such an effect that they end the war. The termination of hostilities depends on a collective act for its consequences to be decisive. It also requires the enemy to accept the offer to surrender in the midst of combat. In other words, like so much else in war, surrender depends on reciprocity - on the readiness of one side to stop fighting and of the other to accept that readiness. This volume argues that surrender is the single biggest contributor to the containment of violence in warfare, offering the vanquished the opportunity to survive and the victor the chance to show moderation and magnanimity. Since the rules of surrender have developed over time, they form a key element in understanding the cultural history of warfare"--
Big Wars and Small Wars : the British Army and the lessons of war in the 20th century by Hew Strachan( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen omhandler den britiske hærs krigshistorie fra den anden boerkrig og frem til den første golfkrig, og hvilke erfaringer hæren har gjort sig, i de forskellige krige, og den efterfølgende doktrinudvikling
Wellington's legacy : the reform of the British Army, 1830-54 by Hew Strachan( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outbreak of the First World War by Hew Strachan( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Strachan brings his trademark clarity of thought and lucid expository style to bear on the long-contested ground of the causes of the First World War
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The Oxford illustrated history of the first World War World War I : a history
The Oxford illustrated history of the first World WarThe Oxford companion to military historyThe First World War in AfricaThe First World WarThe changing character of warWorld War I : a historyEuropean armies and the conduct of warClausewitz's On war : a biography
Alternative Names
Hew Strachan britischer Militärhistoriker

Hew Strachan historiador britànic

Hew Strachan historiador británico

Hew Strachan historian britanik

Hew Strachan historien britannique

Hew Strachan istoric britanic

Hew Strachan militair historicus uit Schotland

Hew Strachan storico scozzese

Strachan, Hew

Strachan, Hew 1939- historicus

Strachan, Hew Francis Anthony

Strachan, Hew Francis Anthony 1949-

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스트레이천, 휴 1949-