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Bassford, Christopher

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Works: 19 works in 44 publications in 7 languages and 2,161 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography 
Classifications: U102, 355.4
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Most widely held works by Christopher Bassford
Clausewitz on strategy inspiration and insight from a master strategist by Carl von Clausewitz ( )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carl von Clausewitz is widely acknowledged as one of the most important of the major strategic theorists; he's been read by Eisenhower, Kissinger, Patton, Chairman Mao, and numerous other leaders. In Clausewitz on Strategy, the Boston Consulting Group's Strategy Institute has excerpted those passages most relevant to business strategy from Clausewitz's classic text On War, the most general, applicable, and enduring work of strategy in the modern West and a source of insight into the nature of conflict, whether on the battlefield or in the boardroom
Clausewitz in English the reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945 by Christopher Bassford ( )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 919 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
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 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clausewitz : Strategie denken by Carl von Clausewitz ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Waterloo : Clausewitz, Wellington and the campaign of 1815 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reception of Clausewitzian theory in Ango-American military thought, 1815-1945 by Christopher Bassford ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clausewitz on strategy by Carl von Clausewitz ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clausewitz in the twenty-first century by Hew Strachan ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clausewitz's On War has, at least until very recently, been regarded as the most important work of theory on its subject. But since the end of the Cold War in 1990, and even more since the 9/11 attacks on the United states in 2001, an increasing number of commentators have argued that On War has lost its analytical edge as a tool for understanding war. They have argued that Clausewitz was concerned solely with inter-state war and with properly defined armies, and that the sorts of conflicts which he discussed are therefore part of a historical pattern which dominated Europe between 1648, the en
Clausewitz.com by Christopher Bassford ( )
in English 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
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
Carl von Clausewitz by Christopher Bassford ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clausewitz o strategii by Tiha von Ghyczy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Polish 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 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
The Reception of Clausewitzian Theory in Anglo-American Military Thought, 1815-1945 : A Thesis Submittet to the Faculty of Purdue University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Phisosophy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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."
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."
Tactical nuclear weapons : an introduction for the general reader by Christopher Bassford ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Бассфорд, Кристофер
バスフォード, クリストファー
Languages
English (33)
German (2)
Turkish (2)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
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