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Rickard, John Nelson 1969-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 55 publications in 2 languages and 3,029 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Biographies  Sources  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D762.L63, 940.5421438092
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Most widely held works by John Nelson Rickard
Advance and destroy : Patton as commander in the Bulge by John Nelson Rickard( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1944-1945, Hitler sought to divide Allied forces in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Luxembourg and Belgium. He deployed more than 400,000 troops in one of the last major German offensives of the war, which became known as the Battle of the Bulge, in a desperate attempt to regain the strategic initiative in the West. Hitler's effort failed for a variety of reasons, but many historians assert that Lieutenant General George S. Patton Jr.'s Third Army was ultimately responsible for securing Allied victory. Although Patton has assumed a larger-than-life reputation for his l
The politics of command : Lieutenant-General A.G.L. McNaughton and the Canadian army, 1939-1943 by John Nelson Rickard( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Politics of Command, the first full-length study of the subject since 1969, John Nelson Rickard analyzes McNaughton's performance during exercise SPARTAN in March 1943 and assesses his relationships with key figures such as Sir Alan F. Brooke, Bernard Paget, and Harry Crerar. This detailed re-examination of McNaughton's command argues that the long-accepted reasons for his relief of duty require extensive modification
Forward with Patton : the World War II diary of Colonel Robert S. Allen by Robert Sharon Allen( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldier, journalist, and Soviet spy Robert S. Allen (1900-1981) was a deeply controversial figure. After serving in France during World War I, he left the military, forged a successful career as a syndicated columnist, and even became the Washington, DC, bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor. Allen returned to the army as a major following America's entry into World War II and served as General George S. Patton's chief of situation and executive officer for relations. In Forward with Patton, John Nelson Rickard presents a complete, annotated edition of Allen's 1944-1945 diary. The entries reflect Allen's private thoughts on his wartime experiences, provide insight into the employment of the Third Army staff, and survey the strengths and weaknesses of individual staff members. The entries also provide a rare perspective of Patton, with whom Allen worked closely while gathering intelligence, and whom he deeply admired. At times objective and at others intensely personal, Forward with Patton offers a distinctive eyewitness account of one of the U.S. military's most important armies by one of its most colorful soldiers. -- Back cover
Patton at bay : the Lorraine campaign, September to December, 1944 by John Nelson Rickard( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For General George S. Patton, Jr., the battle for Lorraine during the fall and winter of 1944 was a frustrating and grueling experience of static warfare. Plagued by supply shortages, critical interference from superiors, flooded rivers, fortified cities, and the highly-determined German army, Patton had little opportunity to wage a fast armored campaign. Rickard examines Patton's generalship during these bitter battles and suggests that Patton was unable to adapt to the new realities of the campaign, thereby failing to wage the most effective warfare possible
Wars without fronts : a primer on counterinsurgency by Michael Alphonsus Hennessy( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patton at bay : the Lorraine campaign, 1944 by John Nelson Rickard( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les guerres sans fronts : ouvrage sur la contre-insurrection by Michael A Hennessy( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McNaughton's dagger : the raising, training and employment of the Canadian army, 1939-1943 by John Nelson Rickard( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis addresses a long-standing gap in the historiography of Andrew George Latta McNaughton. McNaughton led the 1st Canadian Division overseas in 1939, commanded the British VII Corps and Canadian Corps, and was instrumental in the creation of First Canadian Army in April 1942. During McNaughton's time in command, the army planned to take part in the abortive operations in Norway and France and actually took part in the Dieppe Raid and the invasion of Sicily. In the end, however, he did not lead First Canadian Army in the invasion of Northwest Europe. McNaughton was a brilliant individual, possessed of enormous energy and intellectual gifts, but was relieved of command in December 1943. McNaughton has not been the subject of significant and focused study. Historians who have considered his story have consistently offered three principal arguments to explain his removal: (1) he pushed Canadian autonomy too far and purposely kept the Canadian Army together in Britain so as to maintain positive control over it; (2) he demonstrated poor abilities as an operational commander and trainer; (3) he created enemies amongst his peers in both the British and Canadian military establishments because he possessed an abrasive personality. This thesis offers the following conclusions: It will be demonstrated that the first argument is erroneous and completely misrepresents the circumstances in which possible deployment of the Canadian Army was considered between 1940 and 1943. The second argument, that McNaughton was a poor operational commander and trainer, has been revised because historians have not sufficiently developed important considerations to their logical conclusion. Ultimately, this thesis argues that the third argument is heavily biased against McNaughton and that a wider effect of personality, involving the character and backgrounds of numerous key individuals - and exacerbating the nature of the first two arguments - was the main reason why McNaughton failed as commander of First Canadian Army
Patton and static warfare in the Lorraine campaign September to December, 1944 by John Nelson Rickard( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forward with Patton by Allen( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Advance and Destroy: Patton As Commander in the Bulge (American Warriors) by John Nelson Rickard( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Patton at bay and static warfare in the Lorraine campaign, September to December, 1944 by John Nelson Rickard( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Texas Revolution : reassessing America's role by John Nelson Rickard( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Patton at bay : the Lorraine campaign, September to December, 1944
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The politics of command : Lieutenant-General A.G.L. McNaughton and the Canadian army, 1939-1943Patton at bay : the Lorraine campaign, September to December, 1944Patton at bay : the Lorraine campaign, 1944Advance and Destroy: Patton As Commander in the Bulge (American Warriors)
Alternative Names
Nelson Rickard, John 1969-

Rickard, John N. 1969-

Languages
English (52)

French (2)