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Corrigan, Gordon

Overview
Works: 19 works in 85 publications in 3 languages and 3,859 library holdings
Genres: Military history  History  Biography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Documentary television programs  Television series 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: D743, 940.542
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gordon Corrigan
The Second World War : a military history by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reassesses World War II as a collection of separate, uncoordinated campaigns fought in Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean, evaluating the disparate agendas of warring nations to offer a revisionist interpretation of how the war was fought and won
A great and glorious adventure : a history of the Hundred Years War and the birth of Renaissance England by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this succinct history of a conflict that raged for over a century, Gordon Corrigan reveals the horrors of battle and the machinations of power that have shaped a millennium of Anglo-French relationships
Waterloo : Wellington, Napoleon, and the battle that saved Europe by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the campaign and battle that profiles its armies, commanders, and other key contributors against a backdrop of war-torn future Belgium to share new insights into the conflict's relevance and legacy
Mud, blood and poppycock : Britain and the First World War by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The First World War was a unique experience for the United Kingdom: the only time Britain fielded a mass army that opposed the main enemy in the primary theatre of war. One consequence of this 'continental commitment' was that Britain suffered many more casualties in 1914-18 than in the Second World War, a factor that has coloured post-1945 attitudes to 'the Great War'. Yet, as Gordon Corrigan reveals, the First World War was neither unnecessary nor badly conducted - two claims made with such frequency in the 1960s that they became the new orthodoxy. The British Army did make mistakes during the First World War, but most were honest errors made by men as well trained and as well prepared as they could be, given the unprecedented expansion of the pre-1914 army into a force of over three million men and women."--Jacket
Blood, sweat and arrogance : and the myths of Churchill's war by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington : a military life by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Duke of Wellington, the most successful of British commanders, set a standard by which all subsequent British generals have been measured. His defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815 crowned a reputation first won in India at Assaye and then confirmed during the Peninsular War, where he followed up his defence of Portugal by expelling the French from Spain. Gordon Corrigan, himself an ex-soldier, examines his claims to greatness. Wellington was in many ways the first modern general, combining a mastery of logistics with an ability to communicate and inspire. He had to contend not only with enemy armies but also with his political masters and an often sceptical public at home."--Jacket
Waterloo : a new history of the battle and its armies by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fought on Sunday 18 June 1815 by some 220,000 men over rain-sodden ground in what is now Belgium, the Battle of Waterloo brought an end to twenty-three years of almost continual war between revolutionary and later imperial France and her enemies. A decisive defeat for Napoleon and a hard-won victory for the Allied armies of the Duke of Wellington and the Prussians led by the stalwart Blucher, it brought about the French emperor's final exile to St Helena and cleared the way for Britain to become the dominant world power. A former soldier, Gordon Corrigan is the author of an acclaimed military biography of Wellington and has walked the battlefields of the Napoleonic era many times. He is perfectly placed to offer a robust, clear and gripping account of the campaign that surveys the wider military scene before moving on to the actions at Quatre Bras and Ligny and then the final, set-piece confrontation at Waterloo itself. He is also well qualified to explore, often in fascinating detail, the relative strengths and frailties of the very different armies involved - French, British, Dutch, Prussian and German - of their various arms - infantry, artillery and cavalry - and of their men, officers and, above all, their commanders. Wellington remarked that the Waterloo was 'a damned nice thing', 'nice' meaning uncertain or finely balanced. He was right. For his part, Napoleon reckoned 'the English are bad troops and this affair is nothing more than eating breakfast'. He was wrong, and this splendid book proves just how wrong
A great and glorious adventure : a military history of the Hundred Years War by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this succinct history of a conflict that raged for over a century, Gordon Corrigan reveals the horrors of battle and the machinations of power that have shaped a millennium of Anglo-French relationships
Sepoys in the trenches : the Indian Corps on the Western Front, 1914-1915 by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loos 1915 : the unwanted battle by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mud, blood and poppycock : Britain and the Great War by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myths of Churchill's war by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrigan challenges our assumptions about the Second World War in this caustic narrative that exposes just how close Britain came to losing. He reveals how Winston Churchill bears a heavy responsibility for the state of our forces in 1939, and how his interference in military operations caused a string of disasters
Great British commanders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fascinating historical biography series about six of the greatest military commanders Great Britain has ever produced. The internationally known characters cover a range of historical periods, and each had an enormous influence on British history. The series is presented by enthusiastic and engaging military expert Major Gordon Corrigan. Though each episode is stand alone, across the series Corrigan also addresses broader questions about what makes a great commander, allowing modern parallels to be drawn"--Container
Waterloo : una nueva historia de la batalla y de sus ejércitos by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington's Peninsular War generals and their battles : a biographical and historical dictionary by T. A Heathcote( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"[This book] is the companion volume to Nelson's Trafalgar captains and their battles. It covers the lives of forty-one of the best-known divisional commanders, principal staff officers and heads of the supporting arms and services in Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese army which famously halted Napoleon's previously invincible eagles and forced them back into France"--Jacket
Sepoys in the trenches : the Indian Corps on the Western Front, 1914-15 by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Waterloo : a New History by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Second World War by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stoletni︠a︡i︠a︡ voĭna by Gordon Corrigan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Second World War : a military history
Alternative Names
Corrigan, J. G. H.

Corrigan, J. G. H. 1942-

Corrigan, J. G. H. (J. Gordon H.)

Corrigan, J. Gordon H. 1942-

Gordon Corrigan British military historian

Gordon Corrigan Brits militair historicus

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Mud, blood and poppycock : Britain and the First World WarBlood, sweat and arrogance : and the myths of Churchill's warWellington : a military lifeSepoys in the trenches : the Indian Corps on the Western Front, 1914-1915Loos 1915 : the unwanted battleMud, blood and poppycock : Britain and the Great WarThe myths of Churchill's warWellington's Peninsular War generals and their battles : a biographical and historical dictionarySepoys in the trenches : the Indian Corps on the Western Front, 1914-15