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Tucker, Spencer 1937-

Works: 141 works in 753 publications in 1 language and 42,129 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Military history  Reference works  Biography  Chronologies  Sources  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: DS557.7, 959.7043
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Spencer Tucker
World War I : encyclopedia by Spencer Tucker( Book )

276 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A political, social, and military history"--Covers
Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social, and military history by Spencer Tucker( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 3,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This encyclopedia is unique for its comprehensive coverage of the military, social, and political aspects of the Vietnam War. There are clear articles on military tactics and weapon systems, detailed biographies with particularly thorough coverage of the Communist leaders analytical articles describing the contributions of various nations, antiwar movement, and military strategy. Each entry has a substantial bibliography, as well as see-also references. Volume three consists of a documentary history of the war, including government memos, military telegrams, speeches, policy statements, and the logs of phone conversations. The comprehensive scope and depth of this encyclopedia make it a valuable addition to any academic or public library."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Vietnam by Spencer Tucker( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans tend to think of the Vietnam War as a singular event, such that it was a singular conflict in U.S. history. Tucker defines Vietnamese military conflict as a social influence in Vietnam's twentieth-century history and culture, from its struggle for independence to the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War
The great war, 1914-18 by Spencer Tucker( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines "an examination of principal battles and crucial turning points with a wider discussion of the European and global significance of war."--Cover
The European powers in the First World War : an encyclopedia by Spencer Tucker( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on a great watershed event : The First World War was one of the great watershed events of the 20th century, not only costing millions of live but also disrupting existing social order, precipitating dramatic changes in the methods of waging warfare, and teaching victors new lessons about the treatment of vanquished foes. Provides valuable perspective : Now a new reference work helps to put this momentous historical milestone in perspective. Designed as a companion to Garland's The United States in the First World War, this new encyclopedia concentrates on non-U.S. aspects of the conflict. Its more than 600 alphabetically arranged, detailed entries offer information and insights on such topics as the perceived and underlying causes of war, diplomatic efforts to stop the slaughter, the shortsighted and ultimately disastrous peace terms, and a host of other subjects vital to a full understanding of the events. The Encyclopedia covers all major campaigns and battles,surveys weapons and devices of war, and examines the roles played in the events by statesmen, politicians, religious and military leaders, and prominent citizens. Covers key participants and concerns: Also included are biographies of individuals profoundly affected by the war who played major roles in history, such as De Gaule, Hitler, appraisals of military medicine, infantry tactics, the use of artillery, naval blockades, and other subjects; and surveys of such diverse topics as art, literature, and music in the war, camouflage, censorship, propaganda, the creation of Yugoslavia, the Jewish Legion, codebreaking, women in the war, and much more. Each entry is followed by a bibliography for pursuing inquires in depth and a subject index provides easy access
The encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli conflict : a political, social, and military history( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first general reference covering the centuries-old conflict that continually threatens to ignite the Middle East
Encyclopedia of American military history( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over one thousand alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on various aspects of U.S. military history from the colonial wars to the events of September 11, 2001, covering key individuals, technological developments, weapons systems, and the causes, courses, and effects of wars. Includes a glossary of basic military terms, selected bibliography, and index
A short history of the Civil War at sea by Spencer Tucker( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While fighting on land continues to hold center stage, recently much more attention has been focused on the Civil War at sea. And for good reason. Naval operations decided the outcome of the war as the North exploited its significant naval and maritime advantage to turn the war on land in its favor. In A Short History of the Civil War at Sea, Spencer C. Tucker, eminent naval and military historian and endowed chair at the Virginia Military Institute, provides a concise and lively overview of the ""blue water"" Civil War, or fighting on the seas and attacks directed from the sea. This
Naval warfare : an international encyclopedia by Spencer Tucker( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference on naval warfare includes entries on important battles, naval commanders, and different types of warships, along with 30 maps
The encyclopedia of Middle East wars : the United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts by Priscilla Mary Roberts( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers entries on the ideologies, organizations, events, and prominent people associated with the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts, along with primary documents, a chronology, a bibliography, and a glossary
Tanks : an illustrated history of their impact by Spencer Tucker( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to the evolution of the tank across the 20th century covering both its capabilities as a weapons system and its strategic use on the battlefield. It includes a reference section on 100 20th-century tank models developed since World War I
Brigadier General John D. Imboden : Confederate commander in the Shenandoah by Spencer Tucker( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John D. Imboden is an important but often overlooked figure in Civil War history. With only limited militia training, the Virginia lawyer and politician rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate Army and commanded the Shenandoah Valley District, which had been created for Stonewall Jackson. Imboden organized and led the Staunton Artillery in the capture of the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry. He participated in the First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas and organized a cavalry command that fought alongside Stonewall Jackson in his Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The Jones/Imboden Raid into West Virginia cut the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and ravaged the Kanawha Valley petroleum fields. Imboden covered the Confederate withdrawal from Gettysburg and later led cavalry accompanying Jubal Early in his operations against Philip Sheridan in Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Imboden completed his war service in command of Confederate prisons in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Spencer C. Tucker fully examines the life of this Confederate cavalry commander, including analysis of Imboden's own post-war writing, and explores overlooked facets of his life, such as his involvement in the Confederate prison system, his later efforts to restore the economic life of his home state of Virginia by developing its natural resources, and his founding of the city of Damascus, which he hoped to make into a new iron and steel center. Spencer C. Tucker, John Biggs Professor of Military History at the Virginia Military Institute, is the author of Vietnam and the author or editor of several other books on military and naval history. He lives in Lexington, Virginia
A global chronology of conflict : from the ancient world to the modern Middle East( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six-volume resource encapsulates the entire scope of conflict among human societies. Spanning nearly five millennia, from the earliest documented fighting to the present, A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East, provides a comprehensive survey of major military events. With coverage that reaches beyond the battles, this work examines the political and diplomatic forces driving world conflicts, revolutions, forced changes of governments, international treaties, and acts of aggression and terrorism. Written by acclaimed military historian Spencer C. Tucker, these six chronologically organized volumes offer an accessible, richly detailed timeline of military conflict across human history. The concise entries cover all important events on the battlefield and in the corridors of power, with special features highlighting hundreds of key leaders and weapon systems. From specific data on casualties to coverage of evolving weapons technology to insightful analyses of the social impact of war, A Global Chronology of Conflict is an essential resource for students, researchers, history buffs, and general readers alike. - Publisher
Battles that changed history : an encyclopedia of world conflict by Spencer Tucker( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over two hundred battles that changed the course of history, including the date, place, participants, and the historical significance of each conflict
The Civil War naval encyclopedia( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the naval aspects of the American Civil War, giving special attention to the battles waged on the water
Battles that changed American history : 100 of the greatest victories and defeats by Spencer Tucker( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning more than 500 years of military events, the book begins its coverage with the Battle of Mabila in 1540 during the Age of Discovery and ends with the Second Battle of Falluja during the Iraq War/Insurgency in 2004. The 100 battles spotlighted in this work are deemed to have had the greatest impact on American history
U.S. leadership in wartime : clashes, controversy, and compromise( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers comprehensive analysis of the characteristics that constitute effective leadership in war, as well as exceptionally vivid demonstrations of how wartime relationships between civilian and military leaders shaped each conflict and the overall history of the United States. Coverage of important figures in each wartime era ranges beyond a strict focus on politicians and soldiers to include advisers, policy experts, journalists, business leaders, industrialists, and antiwar leaders"--Page 4 of cover
Raphael Semmes and the Alabama by Spencer Tucker( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II at sea : an encyclopedia by Spencer Tucker( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In treating the naval aspects of World War II, this ready reference enhances the understanding of a part of the war that is often overshadowed by the fighting on land and in the air. The encyclopedia focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that shaped the world's navies during World War II, as well as the resultant battles that changed naval history. It also covers the numerous innovations that occurred during the conflict and shows how strategies evolved and were executed
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Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social, and military history
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English (482)

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social, and military historyVietnamThe great war, 1914-18The European powers in the First World War : an encyclopediaThe encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli conflict : a political, social, and military historyEncyclopedia of American military historyA short history of the Civil War at seaNaval warfare : an international encyclopedia