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Alexander, Bevin

Overview
Works: 55 works in 217 publications in 7 languages and 9,544 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS918, 951.9042
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Most widely held works by Bevin Alexander
Korea : the first war we lost by Bevin Alexander( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander shows the causes and effects of the Korean War and demonstrates how the United States could have avoided the confrontation with the Red Chinese if it had correctly interpreted signals from them
How Hitler could have won World War II : the fatal errors that led to Nazi defeat by Bevin Alexander( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How Hitler Could Have Won World War II illustrates the important battles and how certain key movements and mistakes by Germany were crucial in determining the war's outcome. Alexander's harrowing study shows how only minor tactical changes in Hitler's military approach could have changed the world we live in today." "How Hitler Could Have Won World War II untangles some of the war's most confounding strategic questions, such as: Why didn't the Nazis concentrate their enormous military power on the only three beaches upon which the Allies could launch their attack into Europe? Why did the terrifying German panzers, on the brink of driving the British army into the sea in May 1940, halt their advance and allow the British to regroup and evacuate at Dunkirk? With the chance to cut off the Soviet lifeline of oil, and therefore any hope of Allied victory from the east, why did Hitler insist on dividing and weakening his army, which ultimately led to the horrible battle of Stalingrad?"--Jacket
How the South could have won the Civil War : the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeat by Bevin Alexander( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventional wisdom holds that the South's defeat was inevitable. Yet military historian Alexander's new look at the Civil War documents how a Confederate victory could have come about--and how close it came to happening. Moving beyond theoretical conjectures to explore actual plans that Confederate generals proposed and the tactics ultimately adopted in the war's key battles, he shows why there is nothing inevitable about military victory, even for a state with overwhelming strength, and provides a startling account of how a relatively small number of tactical and strategic mistakes cost the South the war--and changed the course of history.--From publisher description
How great generals win by Bevin Alexander( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander analyzes the mindset that distinguishes a truly great commander from a merely good one. Includes Hannibal, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Stonewall Jackson, Sherman, Rommel, Mao Zedong, and many others
Lost victories : the military genius of Stonewall Jackson by Bevin Alexander( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of the battles and writings of Stonewall Jackson concludes that had Jackson taken charge instead of Lee, the South would have suffered fewer casualties
How wars are won : the 13 rules of war-- from ancient Greece to the war on terror by Bevin Alexander( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both timely and timeless, "How Wars Are Won" is a fascinating look at the history of warfare and the essential principles for achieving victory--factors as relevant to the antiterrorist challenge as they have been to wars for thousands of years
Robert E. Lee's Civil War by Bevin Alexander( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the military genius of Robert E. Lee and evaluates the performances of the generals from the North and South, including the military strategies used in the Civil War
The future of warfare by Bevin Alexander( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Chinese and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the strengths of our armed forces, and how can we best use them? What will future conflicts be like, and who will succeed? When should we intervene in military situations, and when should we remain neutral? Bevin Alexander answers these questions and more by discussing the nature of U.S. military policy (including the restraints imposed by our democratic traditions), and by examining the future makeup of the U.S. forces. Finally, he analyzes campaigns of the recent past - including the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf wars - to show how troop mobility and guerrilla tactics have assumed paramount importance in military strategy. Alexander's argument, based on clear-eyed analysis and careful extrapolations from past successes and failures, is a blueprint for American policy. In the post-Cold War period, we must fight only those battles in which our ends can be achieved quickly and effectively
Sun Tzu at Gettysburg : ancient military wisdom in the modern world by Bevin Alexander( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the tactics and advice offered in the 2,400-year-old Chinese military treatise could have changed the outcome of the battles of Gettysburg, Waterloo, and other modern war campaigns
How America got it right : the U.S. march to military and political supremacy by Bevin Alexander( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left-wing critics - both at home and abroad - relish blasting our country for being the world's sole superpower, or even an "imperialist" power. But as acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander shows in this book, these criticisms are completely off the mark. Alexander reveals how the United States has done and continues to do exactly the right thing in military and foreign affairs. As the world's dominant political force and military power, he says, we are the only nation that will actually go into the world and strike down evil. And we must not shirk that responsibility - especially because we cannot rely on our so-called allies to defend our freedoms. Alexander tells the dramatic and sometimes surprising story of how, from the American Revolution to the War on Terror, America's core principles and ideals have shaped our march to economic, military, and political supremacy
Inside the Nazi war machine : how three generals unleashed Hitler's Blitzkrieg upon the world by Bevin Alexander( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates how top German generals Erwin Rommel, Erich von Manstein, and Heinz Guderian developed and effectively executed the blitzkrieg war tactic during the early years of World War II
MacArthur's war : the flawed genius who challenged the American political system by Bevin Alexander( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a United States general, he had an unparalleled genius for military strategy, and it was under his leadership that Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally after World War II. But MacArthur carried out his zero-sum philosophy both on and off the battlefield. During the Korean War, in defiance of President Harry S. Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he pushed for an aggressive confrontation with Communist China-- a position intended to provoke a wider war, regardless of the cost or consequences. MacArthur's ambition to stamp out Communism across the globe was in direct opposition to President Truman, who was much more concerned with containing the Soviet Union than confronting Red China. The infamous clash between the two leaders was not only an epic turning point in history, but the ultimate struggle between civil and military power in the United States. While other U.S. generals have challenged presidential authority-- from Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War and George B. McClellan in the Civil War to General Stanley A. McChrystal in Afghanistan-- no other military leader has ever so brazenly attempted to dictate national policy. In MacArthur's War, Bevin Alexander details MacArthur's military and political battles, from the alliances he made with Republican leaders to the threatening ultimatum he delivered to China against orders-- the action that directly led to his dismissal on April 11, 1951"--Publisher's description
The strange connection : U.S. intervention in China, 1944-1972 by Bevin Alexander( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Korean war( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: When North Korea surged across the border of its southern neighbor on June 25, 1950, South Korea and its Western allies were caught off guard. The UN acted swiftly, but the contingent, unprepared for North Korea's fanatical determination and fighting skill, soon found itself thrown back into disarray; and the allies faced a humiliating evacuation. Part 2: With the UN forces on the verge of being pushed into the sea, the stage was set for one of the most dramatic reversals of the war. UN supreme Commander Douglas MacArthur executed an amphibious landing. Within months, UN troops would drive the North Koreans almost to the Chinese border. But the victory would turn to devistating defeat, at the unexpected onslaught of Chinese troops. Part 3: Nearly overrun by the Chinese, American forces were soon engaged in the longest retreat in US history. By December of 1950, the Communists had recaptured the North Korean capitol. A month later, the southern capitol fell. Part 4: As American casualties mounted, U.S. President Harry Truman came under increasing military and political pressure finally resulting in MacArthur's dismissal and the arrival of General Matthew Ridgway. After retaking Seoul the U.N. forces confronted the re-grouped enemy in the biggest battle of the war. But by now, U.S. policy had shifted from liberation to containing the communists at the 38th parallel. The war raged on until the armistice of July, 1953, a tenuous unstable cease-fire that continues to flare into violence even today
Such troops as these : the genius and leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson by Bevin Alexander( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander offers a fresh and cogent analysis of Stonewall Jackson's military genius and reveals how the Civil War might have ended differently if Jackson's strategies had been adopted. The Civil War of 1861'65 pitted the industrial North against the agricultural South, and remains the most catastrophic conflict in terms of loss of life in American history. With triple the population and eleven times the industry, the Union had a decided advantage over the Confederacy in terms of direct conflict and conventional warfare. One general had the vision of an alternative approach that could win the War for the South'his name was Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson. It was Jackson's strategy to always strike at the Union's vulnerabilities, not to challenge its power directly. He won a campaign against the North with a force only a quarter of the size of the Union army, and he was the first commander to recognize the overwhelming defensive power of the new rifles and cannons. With most of its military forces on the offensive in the South, the North was left virtually undefended on its own turf. Jackson believed invading the eastern states along the great industrial corridor from Baltimore to Maine could divide and cripple the Union, forcing surrender. But he failed to convince Confederate president Jefferson Davis or General Robert E. Lee of the viability of his plan. In Such Troops as These, Bevin Alexander presents a compelling case for Stonewall Jackson as a supreme military strategist and the greatest general in American history. Fiercely dedicated to the cause of Southern independence, Jackson would not live to see the end of the War. But his military legacy lives on and finds fitting tribute in this book
Lost victories : the military genius of Stonewall Jackson by Bevin Alexander( Recording )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the career of the Civil War's master tactician argues that it was Lee's strategic timidity and not his prescience that prevented Jackson from striking north across the Potomac to force a peace
How great generals win by Bevin Alexander( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, great generals have done what their enemies have least expected. Instead of direct, predictable attack, they have deceived, encircled, outflanked, out-thought, and triumphed over often superior armies commanded by conventional thinkers. Collected here are the stories of the most successful commanders of all time, including Hannibal, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Stonewall Jackson, Sherman, Rommel, Mao Zedong. Each has demonstrated, at his own point in history, the strategic and tactical genius essential for victory. Ironically this virtue does not come naturally to military organizations, since more often than not, the straight-ahead, narrow-thinking soldier will be promoted over his more lateral-minded, devious counterpart. Yet when the latter gains control, the results may be spectacular
Inside the Nazi war machine : how three generals unleashed Hitler's Blitzkrieg upon the world by Bevin Alexander( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940, as Nazi Germany spread its wings of war, the French stood secure in the knowledge that they possessed the largest, most formidable, and best-equipped army in Europe. They also possessed a stalwart ally in Britain and the support of Holland and Belgium. But the people of those countries were all about to face a new kind of enemy, who fought a new kind of war. Expert military strategist Bevin Alexander examines the groundbreaking martial concepts developed by three brilliant generals: Erwin Rommel, Erich von Manstein, and Heinz Guderian. They introduced the concept that would become known as the Blitzkrieg, unleashing the power of tanks, grouping them into juggernauts that would slam into enemy lines, as aircraft supported them and ground forces swept in behind them
Macarthur's war : the flawed genius who challenged the american political system by Bevin Alexander( Recording )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the legendary disagreements between General MacArthur and President Harry S. Truman in their approach to dealing with Communist China during the Korean War
Robert E. Lee's Civil War by Bevin Alexander( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Aleksander, B.

Aleksander, B. (Bevin)

Aleksander, Bevin

Alexander, Bevin R.

Bevin Alexander Amerikaans historicus

Bevin Alexander Military historian

알랙산더, 베빈 1928-

알렉산더, 베빈 1928-

Languages
English (148)

Chinese (15)

Polish (5)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)

Korean (2)

Czech (1)

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How Hitler could have won World War II : the fatal errors that led to Nazi defeatHow the South could have won the Civil War : the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeatHow great generals winLost victories : the military genius of Stonewall JacksonHow wars are won : the 13 rules of war-- from ancient Greece to the war on terrorRobert E. Lee's Civil WarThe future of warfareSun Tzu at Gettysburg : ancient military wisdom in the modern world