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Bassford, Christopher

Overview
Works: 19 works in 53 publications in 7 languages and 2,344 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: U43.U4, 355.020941
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Most widely held works by Christopher Bassford
Clausewitz in English : the reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945 by Christopher Bassford( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ideas of the Prussian military philosopher Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) underlie most modern military thought. This intellectual history of the reception of Carl von Clausewitz's military theories in Britain and the United States thus provides an important and revealing examination of the evolution of military thinking in both countries. In the first comprehensive study of the literature, Christopher Bassford argues that the impact of Clausewitzian theory - particularly the classic On War, published in 1832 - has been widely misunderstood, and he follows the trail of Clausewitzian influence from early-Victorian Britain to 1945. He examines the attitudes and interpretations of a large array of commentators, ranging from soldiers like the Duke of Wellington, "Wully" Robertson, and Dwight Eisenhower to theorists like Julian Corbett, to journalists and historians like Spenser Wilkinson and Basil Liddell Hart, to a wide range of reformers, special pleaders, and propagandists. By exploring the changing ways in which Clausewitz's ideas have been received by these various groups of commentators, Bassford also offers some penetrating lessons concerning the manner in which ideas are ignored, acclaimed, rejected, distorted, or re-transmitted. In bringing this literature to light, Clausewitz in English makes a persuasive case for Clausewitzian theory having had a broad impact on the development of British and American military thinking. It will be of interest to a wide range of military and intellectual historians
Clausewitz on strategy : inspiration and insight from a master strategist by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a fresh translation and editing that carefully selects one-sixth of the original material, these highly focused selections from Clausewitz's classic On War present a philosophy of strategy that fuses logical analysis, classical dialectics, historical understanding, psychological insight, and sociological comprehension into an encompassing exposition of strategic thought and behavior."--BOOK JACKET
The spit-shine syndrome : organizational irrationality in the American field army by Christopher Bassford( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Waterloo : Clausewitz, Wellington and the campaign of 1815( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clausewitz : Strategie denken( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reception of Clausewitzian theory in Ango-American military thought, 1815-1945 by Christopher Bassford( )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Clausewitz's krigsteorier og betragtninger om krige, krigsvæsen, krigskunst, m.m. og deres indflydelse på engelsk-amerikanske militærhistorikere og engelsk-amerikansk militær tænkning. Forfatterens afhandling med henblik på en doktordisputats "traced the growth of Clausewitz studies in England and America from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the dawn of the Atomic era. It demonstrates that the Anglo-American study of Clausewitz has a longer history, involved a larger readership, and assumed a quite different charecter that historians have thus far acknowledged."
Clausewitz on strategy by Carl von Clausewitz( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl von Clausewitz by Christopher Bassford( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clausewitz o strategii by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clausewitz ve strateji by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurauzevittsu no senryaku shikō : :"Sensōron" ni manabu rīdāshippu to ketsudan no honshitsu( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La strategia di Von Clausewitz : riletta a uso dei manager by Tiha von Ghyczy( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clausewitz e a estratégia : conceitos e ensinamentos de general estrategista aplicados aos negócios by Tiha von Ghyczy( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tactical nuclear weapons : an introduction for the general reader by Christopher Bassford( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Primacy of Policy and the "Trinity" in Clausewitz's Mature Thought by Christopher Bassford( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clausewitz : Strategie denken by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reclaiming the Clausewitzian Trinity( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a recent Parameters article, "US Military Doctrine and the Revolution in Military Affairs" (Autumn 1994), Dr. David Jablonsky made frequent reference to the theories of Carl von Clausewitz to illustrate points about strategy and doctrine. Jablonsky's discussion of his central subject demonstrated his usual flair and insight. On one particular point, however, his use of Clausewitz touched an ambiguity that is becoming troublesome to many students of the Prussian philosopher of war. The problem appears in Jablonsky's discussion of "what Clausewitz had referred to as the 'remarkable trinity': the military, the government, and the people." There is a serious discrepancy between this definition of the "remarkable trinity" and the definition given by Clausewitz himself in "On War": Clausewitz defines the components of the trinity as follows: (1) primordial violence, hatred, and enmity; (2) the play of chance and probability; and (3) war's element of subordination to rational policy. By no means originating with Jablonsky, this discrepancy appears frequently in recent analyses, both those that enlist Clausewitz's support and those that attack the Prussian philosopher of war as benighted, evil, or simply irrelevant. In fact, the "remarkable" or "paradoxical" trinity is one of the Clausewitzian concepts most frequently cited in all of recent military literature. Since interpretations of Clausewitz are a source of such extensive controversy, it seems important to differentiate between what Clausewitz actually said and other concepts of a trinity that are derived from, but not the same as, the "remarkable trinity" defined in "On War."
Clausewitz.com by Christopher Bassford( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clausewitz in the twenty-first century( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume considers Clausewitz's timeless 'On War' against the background of actual armed conflict. With scholars from a range of disciplines and countries, it throws new light on a classic text and contemporary issues
 
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Clausewitz in English : the reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945
Alternative Names
Christopher Bassford American historian

Christopher Bassford Amerikaans militair historicus

Christopher Bassford US-amerikanischer Offizier und Militärhistoriker

Бассфорд, Кристофер

バスフォード, クリストファー

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Clausewitz on strategy : inspiration and insight from a master strategistThe spit-shine syndrome : organizational irrationality in the American field armyOn Waterloo : Clausewitz, Wellington and the campaign of 1815