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Tucker, Spencer 1937-

Works: 273 works in 961 publications in 2 languages and 43,702 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Military history  Biography  Chronologies  Case studies  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Redactor
Classifications: DS557.7, 959.7043
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Most widely held works by Spencer Tucker
Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social, and military history by David Coffey( )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 4,586 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( )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,485 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
Encyclopedia of the Korean War : a political, social, and military history by Spencer Tucker( Book )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive reference treatment of "The Forgotten War" to date, this three volume set chronicles its political, social, and military history. This three-volume set explores the Korean War, a conflict significant for its impact on American foreign policy, military controversies, and colorful political and military characters. Arranged alphabetically, the entries cover battles, military and historical and geographical facts, United Nations commands and committees, U.S. military organizations and policy, and other relevant topics
World War I : encyclopedia by Spencer Tucker( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A political, social, and military history"--Covers
The great war, 1914-18 by Spencer Tucker( )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,991 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 encyclopedia of Middle East wars : the United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts by Spencer Tucker( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,444 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
The encyclopedia of North American colonial conflicts to 1775 : a political, social, and military history by Roberta Wiener( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers all major wars and conflicts in North America from the late-15th to mid-18th centuries, with discussions of key battles, diplomatic efforts, military technologies, and strategies and tactics ... [E]xplores the context for conflict, with essays on competing colonial powers, every major Native American tribe, all important political and military leaders, and a range of social and cultural issues."--Publisher's Web site
The Civil War naval encyclopedia( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes explore the overall strategies on each side of the Civil War, the role of diplomacy, leading naval officers and other personalities, battles and important engagements, ship types, well-known individual warships, naval ordnance and weapons systems, and new developments such as mines and submarines. Topics such as shipboard life, major waterways, prominent seaports, and the role of logistics in determining the outcome of the war are also covered
The encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars : a political, social, and military history by Spencer Tucker( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the cusp of the 20th century, victory over Spain in Cuba and the Philippines marked the beginning of the United States' emergence as a world power. With William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer, and other media moguls fueling the country's sense of itself as a nation of destiny, the Spanish-American War also saw the capacity of the media to shape public opinion and national policy reach an unprecedented level. --from publisher description
Brigadier General John D. Imboden : Confederate commander in the Shenandoah by Spencer Tucker( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,149 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
The encyclopedia of North American Indian wars, 1607-1890 : a political, social, and military history by Spencer Tucker( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This encyclopedia provides a broad, in-depth, and multidisciplinary look at the causes and effects of warfare between whites and Native Americans, encompassing nearly three centuries of history
A global chronology of conflict : from the ancient world to the modern Middle East by Spencer Tucker( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,106 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( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,102 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
Tanks : an illustrated history of their impact by Spencer Tucker( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,068 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
Naval warfare : an international encyclopedia by Spencer Tucker( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 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
U.S. leadership in wartime : clashes, controversy, and compromise by Spencer Tucker( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,040 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
Encyclopedia of World War II : a political, social, and military history by Spencer Tucker( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers every important battle and weapons system; every involved nation and significant geographic location; and every political, military, and civilian leader around the world who played a significant role in the war's onset, course, and aftermath ... Compiles significant documents relating to the period. Features include ... analysis of wartime conferences, crucial battlefield and diplomatic turning points, and lingering historical controversies; ... geopolitical and military maps, as well as numerous photographs, illustrations, and charts; in-depth coverage of the causes of the war and its effects on life on the home fronts, including morale and attitudes, political events, and the economies and work forces inside the nations in conflict"--Page 4 of cover
World War I : student encyclopedia by Spencer Tucker( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

900 A-Z entries covering military engagements, cultural and political biographies, geopolitical agreements and much more including 700 photographs, 40 battle maps and locational maps plus a volume of primary documents
World War II at sea : an encyclopedia by Spencer Tucker( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 842 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
The European powers in the First World War : an encyclopedia by Spencer Tucker( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 756 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
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The great war, 1914-18
VietnamEncyclopedia of the Korean War : a political, social, and military historyWorld War I : encyclopediaThe great war, 1914-18The encyclopedia of Middle East wars : the United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflictsThe encyclopedia of North American colonial conflicts to 1775 : a political, social, and military historyThe Civil War naval encyclopediaThe encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars : a political, social, and military history
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