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O'Connell, Robert L.

Overview
Works: 47 works in 145 publications in 6 languages and 9,139 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Educational television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robert L O'Connell
Of arms and men : a history of war, weapons, and aggression by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and German and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from prehistoric times to the Nuclear Age, demonstrates how social and economic conditions have determined the types of weapons and tactics employed in warfare
Ride of the second horseman : the birth and death of war by Robert L O'Connell( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 2,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ride of the Second Horseman, Robert O'Connell probes the distant human past to show how and why war arose. He begins with a definition that distinguishes between war and mere feuding: war involves group rather than individual issues, political or economic goals, and direction by some governmental structure, carried out with the intention of lasting results. With this definition, he finds that ants are the only other creatures that conduct it - battling other colonies for territory and slaves. But ants, unlike humans, are driven by their genes; in humans, changes in our culture and subsistence patterns, not our genetic hardware, brought the rise of organized warfare. O'Connell draws on anthropology and archeology to locate the rise of war sometime after the human transition from nomadic hunting and gathering to agriculture, when society split between farmers and pastoralists
Fierce patriot : the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the iconic Civil War general explores the paradoxes attributed to his character to discuss such topics as his achievements as a military strategist, his contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, and his tempestuous family relationships
The ghosts of Cannae : Hannibal and the darkest hour of the Roman republic by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert L. O'Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving a stirring account of this apocalyptic battle of the Second Punic War, and its causes and consequences
Soul of the sword : an illustrated history of weaponry and warfare from prehistory to the present by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is axiomatic to say that war has driven and shaped human history. Yet a corollary to this truth is far less well understood: weapons have driven and shaped war. Major conflicts have turned on the success or failure of the weapons involved, and entire strategies have been created around the existence of key weapons. Putting the corollary together with the axiom, weapons reflect better than almost anything else the changes, fears, and desires of man and society." "In Soul of the Sword, a noted military historian and senior intelligence analyst at the National Ground Intelligence Center, Robert O'Connell, offers a history of weapons from the primitive mace to the nuclear warhead. Throughout he focuses on their impact on the course of warfare and on society. O'Connell's narrative is accompanied by illustrations by John Batchelor, the world's premier military illustrator, covering everything from the first Western gun to the Mosquito bomber."--Jacket
Sacred vessels : the cult of the battleship and the rise of the U.S. Navy by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast Eddie : a novel in many voices by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized biography of Eddie Rickenbacker, the World War I flying ace. While serving as a chauffeur for General Pershing, the former racing-car driver persuades the French to teach him to fly and within six months scores an astounding twenty-six kills. By a military historian, author of Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons and Aggression
The ghosts of Cannae : [Hannibal and the darkest hour of the Roman republic] by Robert L O'Connell( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert L. O'Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving a stirring account of this apocalyptic battle of the Second Punic War, and its causes and consequences
Fierce patriot : the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L O'Connell( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the iconic Civil War general explores the paradoxes attributed to his character to discuss such topics as his achievements as a military strategist, his contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, and his tempestuous family relationships
Governor DiPrete's statewide substance abuse plan( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War by Jayne Cortez( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wherever political, religious, racial, ideological interests collide, diplomacy and tolerance historically yield to the barbarity of war. In this program, political scientist Charles-Philippe David, Jean-Louis Dufour, editor-in-chief of the magazine Défense, and historians Robert O'Connell, André Corvisier, and Laurent Henninger trace the history of warfare from its remote origins to the present day and discuss whether it is avoidable or an innate human drive. Will the battles of tomorrow be fought by computer proxies, or will conventional troops always be used to attack and occupy territory?
Revolutionary : George Washington at war by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La bataille de Cannes et ses fantômes by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreadnought? : the Battleship, the United States Navy and the World naval Community by Robert Lawlor O'Connell( )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bing qi shi : You bing qi ke ji cu cheng de xi fang li shi by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu tong guo wu qi de po huai li zhei yi jing tou xiang wo men zhan shi le yi ge wen ming she hui de li shi gai mao. Nei rong han gai le cong ding tou chui dao he dan tou chu xian de quan bu li shi, Zhu yao chan shu zhei xie bing qi dui zhan zheng de guo cheng ji dui she hui de chong ji
The Invisible universe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how telescopes, radar, computers and other sophisticated equipment are used to learn about outer space
A kard lelke : a fegyverek és a hadviselés illusztrált története az őskortól napjainkig by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flash mob by Robert O'Connell( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duše meče : ilustrované dějiny výzbroje a válečnictví od prehistorie po současnost by Robert L O'Connell( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Han ni ba yu kan nai de you ling : luo ma gong he zui hei an de shi ke by Ou kang na( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Of arms and men : a history of war, weapons, and aggression
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Ride of the second horseman : the birth and death of warThe ghosts of Cannae : Hannibal and the darkest hour of the Roman republicSoul of the sword : an illustrated history of weaponry and warfare from prehistory to the presentSacred vessels : the cult of the battleship and the rise of the U.S. NavyFast Eddie : a novel in many voicesThe ghosts of Cannae : [Hannibal and the darkest hour of the Roman republic]
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