On Victory And Defeat

📒On Victory And Defeat ✍ Carl von Clausewitz

✏Book Title : On Victory and Defeat
✏Author : Carl von Clausewitz
✏Publisher : Princeton University Press
✏Release Date : 1989-06-01
✏Pages : 26
✏ISBN : 9781400841158
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏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.

✏Book Title : Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War
✏Author : Jan Angstrom
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2006-12-05
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9781134137664
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏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.

✏Book Title : Civil War Command And Strategy
✏Author : Jones Archer
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2010-05-11
✏Pages : 338
✏ISBN : 9781439105818
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Civil War Command And Strategy Book Summary : In this comparative history of Union & Confederate command & strategy, Jones shows us how the Civil War was actually conducted. Looking at decision-making at the highest levels, Jones argues that President Lincoln & Davis & most of their senior generals brought to the context of the Civil War a broad grasp of established mil. strategy & its historical applications, as well as the ability to make significant strategic innovations. He emphasizes the role of maneuvers as well as the significance of battles, & demonstrates that the war was a multi-faceted blend of traditional warfare with early influences of the industrial age.

📒Churchill And Hitler ✍ John Strawson

✏Book Title : Churchill and Hitler
✏Author : John Strawson
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2000-06-01
✏Pages : 540
✏ISBN : 088064222X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏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.

📒Failing To Win ✍ Dominic D. P Johnson

✏Book Title : Failing to Win
✏Author : Dominic D. P Johnson
✏Publisher : Harvard University Press
✏Release Date : 2009-06-30
✏Pages : 357
✏ISBN : 9780674039179
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Failing to Win Book Summary : How do people decide which country came out ahead in a war or a crisis? In Failing to Win, Dominic Johnson and Dominic Tierney dissect the psychological factors that predispose leaders, media, and the public to perceive outcomes as victories or defeats--often creating wide gaps between perceptions and reality.

📒Defeat And Victory ✍ Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana

✏Book Title : Defeat and victory
✏Author : Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2008
✏Pages : 512
✏ISBN : UOM:39015081853635
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Strategic Surrender ✍ Paul Kecskemeti

✏Book Title : Strategic Surrender
✏Author : Paul Kecskemeti
✏Publisher : Stanford University Press
✏Release Date : 1958-12
✏Pages : 287
✏ISBN : 0804705496
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Strategic Surrender Book Summary : Analysis of strategic surrender as a problem in political theory. Presents case studies of the 4 major surrenders of World War 2 and speculates on the relevance of this experience in a thermonuclear age.

📒The Alexander Mosaic ✍ Ada Cohen

✏Book Title : The Alexander Mosaic
✏Author : Ada Cohen
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1997
✏Pages : 279
✏ISBN : 0521775434
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Alexander Mosaic Book Summary : A study of the richest, most complex and visually stunning monuments of classical antiquity.

📒With Our Backs To The Wall ✍ David Stevenson

✏Book Title : With Our Backs to the Wall
✏Author : David Stevenson
✏Publisher : Penguin UK
✏Release Date : 2011-05-26
✏Pages : 736
✏ISBN : 9781846145018
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏With Our Backs to the Wall Book Summary : FINANCIAL TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR and DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR Shortlisted for the 2012 DUKE OF WESTMINSTER MEDAL FOR MILITARY LITERATURE At the end of 1917 Britain and France faced a strategic nightmare. Their great offensives against Germany had been calamitous, leaving hundreds of thousands of young men dead and wounded for negligible territorial gains. Despite America's entry into the war the US army remained tiny, the Italian army had been routed, and Russia had dropped out of the conflict. The Central Powers now dominated Central and Eastern Europe, and Germany could move over forty divisions to the Western Front. Yet only one year later, on 11 November 1918, the fighting ended in a decisive Allied victory. Stevenson's rich and compelling book retells the story of 1918, and with penetrating original research goes to the very roots of this instrumental turning point in modern history.

📒Railroads In The Civil War ✍ John E. Clark, Jr.

✏Book Title : Railroads in the Civil War
✏Author : John E. Clark, Jr.
✏Publisher : LSU Press
✏Release Date : 2004-10-01
✏Pages : 275
✏ISBN : 9780807130155
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Railroads in the Civil War Book Summary : By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced to allow the movement of large numbers of troops even though railways had not yet matured into a truly integrated transportation system. Gaps between lines, incompatible track gauges, and other vexing impediments remained in both the North and South. As John E. Clark explains in this compelling study, the skill with which Union and Confederate war leaders met those problems and utilized the rail system to its fullest potential was an essential ingredient for ultimate victory.