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📒On Victory And Defeat ✍ Carl von Clausewitz
✏On Victory and Defeat Book Summary : The seemingly endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have renewed the age-old debate over what constitutes military victory. Will the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan be seen as a sign of victory or defeat? Although the nature of warfare has changed dramatically since Clausewitz's On War was first written, this selection from his classic work remains an invaluable source of insight for understanding what it means to achieve victory in war and how to recognize defeat. Princeton Shorts are brief selections excerpted from influential Princeton University Press publications produced exclusively in eBook format. They are selected with the firm belief that while the original work remains an important and enduring product, sometimes we can all benefit from a quick take on a topic worthy of a longer book. In a world where every second counts, how better to stay up-to speed on current events and digest the kernels of wisdom found in the great works of the past? Princeton Shorts enables you to be an instant expert in a world where information is everywhere but quality is at a premium. On Victory and Defeat does just that.
📒Victory Or Defeat ✍ Peter Dennis
✏Victory Or Defeat Book Summary : Victory or Defeat: Armies in the Aftermath of Conflict, edited by Peter Dennis and Jeffrey Grey are the printed proceedings of the 2010 Chief of Army History Conference. These papers are fully referenced and represent the latest academic research from world recognised experts in their fields.
📒Understanding Victory And Defeat In Contemporary War ✍ Jan Angstrom
✏Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War Book Summary : Bringing together leading contributors in the field, this new volume analyzes how victory and defeat in modern war can be understood and explained. It does so by confronting two inter-related research problems: the nature of victory and defeat in modern war and the explanations of victory and defeat. By first questioning the extent to which the concepts of victory and defeat are meaningful to describe the outcomes of modern wars, and whether the contents of these concepts are changing, it then evaluates different theories purporting to explain the outcomes of war and the impact of variables, ranging from technology to culture. The book tackles several key questions: What is the definition of victory in the ‘War on Terror’? What is the meaning of victory and defeat in contemporary insurgencies, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan? Are the counterstrategies that were developed in the mid-twentieth century valid in order to deal with present and future conflicts? With case studies ranging from the Malayan Emergency to the current conflict in Iraq, Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War will be of great interest to students of war and conflict studies, security studies, military history and international relations.
📒Victory From Defeat ✍ Andrew Mason
✏Victory from Defeat Book Summary : Victory From Defeat offers its readers inspiring true stories about famous individuals who, despite misfortune, heartache, and despair, overcame their many obstacles and conquered destiny. Imagine having the courage and resilience to dream of becoming a professional runner even though you couldn't walk, or to become history's most renowned scientist despite being thought of as mentally retarded. This book is a captivating collection of triumphant tales which features the struggles and glories of several notable people, including Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, and more. By sharing their tales of failures and successes, and his own, Mason identifies the key components of victory for readers to learn and emulate. Victory From Defeat proves that no failure can cast its victim into a valley so deep that he or she can not recover to attain greater heights than the world has ever known.
📒Victory In Defeat ✍ Terence Kean
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📒The Victory Of Defeat ✍ Fanny de Groot Hastings
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📒Victory In Defeat ✍ Gregory Urwin
✏Victory in Defeat Book Summary : Told here for the first time in vivid detail is the story of the defenders of Wake Island following their surrender to the Japanese on December 23, 1941. The highly regarded military historian Gregory Urwin spent decades researching what happened and now offers a revealing look at the U.S. Marines, sailors, soldiers, and civilian contractors in captivity. In addition to exhaustive archival research, he interviewed dozens of POWs and even some of their Japanese captors. He also had access to diaries secretly kept by the prisoners. This information has allowed Urwin to provide a nuanced look at the Japanese guards and how the Americans survived three-and-a-half years in captivity and emerged with a much lower death rate than most other Allied personnel captured in the Pacific. In part, Urwin says, the answer lies in the Wake Islanders’ establishment of life-saving communities that kept their dignity intact. Their mutual-help networks encouraged those who faltered under physical and psychological torture, including what is today called water boarding. The book notes that the Japanese camp official responsible for that war crime was sentenced to life imprisonment by an American military tribunal. Most Wake Islanders spent the war at two camps just outside Shanghai, one of the few places where Japanese authorities permitted the Red Cross to aid prisoners of war. The author also calls attention to the generosity of civilians in Shanghai, including Swiss diplomats and the American and British residents of the fabled International Settlement, who provided food and clothing to the prisoners. In addition, some guards proved to be less vicious than those stationed at other POW camps and occasionally went out of their way to aid inmates. As the first historical work to fully explore the captivity of Wake Island’s defenders, the book offers information not found in other World War II histories.
📒Days Of Defeat And Victory ✍ Yegor Gaidar
✏Days of Defeat and Victory Book Summary : Yegor Gaidar, the first post-Soviet prime minister of Russia and one of the principal architects of its historic transformation to a market economy, here presents his lively account of governing in the tumultuous early 1990s. Though still in his forties, Gaidar has already played a pivotal role in contemporary Russian political history, championing the cause of dramatic economic reform, aggressive privatization of state enterprises, and painful fiscal discipline in the face of widespread popular resistance. Gaidar�s youthfulness, energy, and daring are symbolic of a new phenomenon in Russian politics - the emergence of a younger generation of politicians with a distinctly technocratic bent, looking firmly to the United States and Europe for inspiration and sharing little of the old generation�s nostalgia for Communist stability. It was largely the implementation of Gaidar�s policies that drove the Russian parliament to rebel against Boris Yeltsin in 1993, leading to the bloody tank assault on the parliament itself. Though Yeltsin prevailed, it was clear that the political and social costs of �shock therapy� were too great for Russia�s fragile democracy to bear, and Gaidar himself was ousted to appease the conservatives. His unfinished agenda was put on hold, though he later returned when Yeltsin needed to placate international financial forces. Gaidar remains active in Russian politics, having formed his own political party, Russia�s Democratic Choice. In this book, he brings his story through Yeltsin�s cliffhanger re-election in 1996, and assesses the still-precarious state of the market reforms and democratic politics.
📒Churchill And Hitler ✍ John Strawson
✏Churchill and Hitler Book Summary : Offering dual biographies of the two great World War II leaders, the author follows both as they are shaped by personal, social, and historical events into the men they became. Reprint.
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