Moltke on the Art of War

Filename: moltke-on-the-art-of-war.pdf
ISBN: 9780307538512
Release Date: 2009-03-12
Number of pages: 288
Author: Daniel Hughes
Publisher: Presidio Press

Download and read online Moltke on the Art of War in PDF and EPUB Prussian hero Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke was the architect of the German way of war.

Moltke on the Art of War

Filename: moltke-on-the-art-of-war.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015029882902
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 275
Author: Helmuth Graf von Moltke

Download and read online Moltke on the Art of War in PDF and EPUB Prussian hero Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke was the architect of the German way of war.

The Art of Action

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ISBN: 1857884647
Release Date: 2011-02-16
Number of pages: 304
Author: Stephen Bungay
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Download and read online The Art of Action in PDF and EPUB A thought-provoking and fresh look at how managers can turn planning into execution and execution into results.

American Generalship

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ISBN: 9780307574381
Release Date: 2010-04-07
Number of pages: 400
Author: Edgar Puryear
Publisher: Presidio Press

Download and read online American Generalship in PDF and EPUB America's top military leaders are scrutinized as Puryear ponders what prepared our generals for the terrible responsibilities they bore during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and on to today.

Moltke and the German Wars 1864 1871

Filename: moltke-and-the-german-wars-1864-1871.pdf
ISBN: 0333687574
Release Date: 2001-07-06
Number of pages: 252
Author: Arden Bucholz
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online Moltke and the German Wars 1864 1871 in PDF and EPUB The Prussian Army invented the systems of modern war, and Helmuth von Moltke was the first modern war planner. His accomplishment was to develop, bring to fruition and validate--in the three wars of German unification against Denmark (1864), Austria (1865), and France (1870-71)--the war processes invented during his lifetime. These processes have been used in all modern 20th-century wars because they respond to the size, space, time, and technology mandates of industrial mass warfare. This book describes and analyzes these developments as an aspect of Moltke's life as a professional soldier.


Filename: strategy.pdf
ISBN: 9780190229238
Release Date: 2015-08-26
Number of pages: 768
Author: Lawrence Freedman
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Strategy in PDF and EPUB Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman's narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, the insights into corporate strategy found in Peter Drucker and Alfred Sloan, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today. The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one's control. Time and again, Freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment-subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends-provides strategy with its challenge and its drama. Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, but instead feel their way through a series of states, each one not quite what was anticipated, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is one that is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the end point. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David's use of deception against Goliath, to the modern use of game theory in economics, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy.

Helmuth Von Moltke

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ISBN: 0415702003
Release Date: 2015-12-31
Number of pages: 240
Author: Arden Bucholz

Download and read online Helmuth Von Moltke in PDF and EPUB This detailed and comprehensive book offers the first modern biography of Helmuth Von Moltke, a major progenitor of the processes modern great powers use to engage in large-scale warfare. Drawing upon the author's own previously published works, Moltke, Schlieffen and Prussian War Planning and Moltke and the German Wars, 1864-1871, it also contains original research. The volume suggests that the General Staff was a pioneer of what became known in the twentieth century as 'operations research', establishing some of the framework for the modern economics of transportation. However, Moltke was much more than just a Prussian soldier and strategist. He was a best-selling author (travel writings, love letters), pioneer cartographer (Asia Minor, Rome, Silesia), dedicated lover and devoted husband, legislator, linguist, family leader, music lover, and spa devotee. Helmuth Von Moltke will appeal to students of military history and strategy, as well as historians of nineteenth century Germany.

The 33 Strategies Of War

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ISBN: 9781847651426
Release Date: 2010-09-03
Number of pages: 496
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books

Download and read online The 33 Strategies Of War in PDF and EPUB The third in Robert Greene's bestselling series is now available in a pocket sized concise edition. Following 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction, here is a brilliant distillation of the strategies of war to help you wage triumphant battles everyday. Spanning world civilisations, and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts, The Concise 33 Strategies of War is a guide to the subtle social game of everyday life. Based on profound and timeless lessons, it is abundantly illustrated with examples of the genius and folly of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher and Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as diplomats, captains of industry and Samurai swordsmen.

Genghis Khan

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ISBN: 1860649726
Release Date: 2004-01-17
Number of pages: 256
Author: Leo de Hartog
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

Download and read online Genghis Khan in PDF and EPUB Analyzes how Genghis Khan was able to unite the primitive Mongol tribes of the Siberian steppes and organize them into a disciplined army that eventually conquered areas of China, Afghanistan, Persia, and Southern Russia.

Helmuth Von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War

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ISBN: 0521791014
Release Date: 2001-04-19
Number of pages: 325
Author: Annika Mombauer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Helmuth Von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War in PDF and EPUB A study of the influence of German Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke, 1906-1914.

Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

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ISBN: 9781400835461
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Number of pages: 952
Author: Peter Paret
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age in PDF and EPUB The essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age takes the first part of its title from an earlier collection of essays, published by Princeton University Press in 1943, which became a classic of historical scholarship. Three essays are repinted from the earlier book; four others have been extensively revised. The rest--twenty-two essays--are new. The subjects addressed range from major theorists and political and military leaders to impersonal forces. Machiavelli, Clausewitz, and Marx and Engels are discussed, as are Napoleon, Churchill, and Mao. Other essays trace the interaction of theory and experience over generations--the evolution of American strategy, for instance, or the emergence of revolutionary war in the modern world. Still others analyze the strategy of particular conflicts--the First and Second World Wars--or the relationship between technology, policy, and war in the nuclear age. Whatever its theme, each essay places the specifics of military thought and action in their political, social, and economic environment. Together the contributors have produced a book that reinterprets and illuminates war, one of the most powerful forces in history and one that cannot be controlled in the future without an understanding of its past.

The Pity of War

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ISBN: 9780141975832
Release Date: 2012-10-25
Number of pages: 672
Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Pity of War in PDF and EPUB The controversial revisionist history of World War I that made Niall Ferguson's name The First World War killed around eight million men and bled Europe dry. More than any other event, it made the twentieth century. In this boldly conceived book and provocative, aimed to appeal not only to students but also to the general reader, Niall Ferguson explodes many of the myths surrounding the war. Niall Ferguson is Herzog Professor of Financial History at the Stern School of Business, New York University, Visiting Professor of History, Oxford University and Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford. His other books for Penguin include Empire, The Cash Nexus, Colossus, The War of the World, Virtual History, High Financier and Civilization.

Moltke Schlieffen and Prussian war planning

Filename: moltke-schlieffen-and-prussian-war-planning.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015021991750
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 352
Author: Arden Bucholz
Publisher: Berg Pub Ltd

Download and read online Moltke Schlieffen and Prussian war planning in PDF and EPUB Since Germany was the only state in Europe created and destroyed in less than a century by war, an analysis of its war planning system is crucial to a proper understanding of 19th and 20th century German history. This book analyses the first deep-future orientated war planning system, which originated in the Kingdom of Prussia in the early 19th century. Prussia offers a unique case history because of the role its war mechanisms assumed within the bureaucratic forms of the modernising state. Validated in the wars of German unification, these bureaucratic processes were extended into the Second Empire after 1871 and were subsequently employed for both the First and Second World Wars.

On War

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ISBN: 9781775419266
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Number of pages: 342
Author: Carl Von Clausewitz
Publisher: The Floating Press

Download and read online On War in PDF and EPUB The works of German military historian and theorist Carl von Clausewitz continue to be ranked among the finest examples of the genre. His surprisingly complex conceptions of war are still studied by military strategists. In On War, Clausewitz draws on his experiences in and observations of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars to develop a number of key ideas that still play a role in the planning and execution of military operations today.

Letters to Freya

Filename: letters-to-freya.pdf
ISBN: 0679733183
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Number of pages: 441
Author: Helmuth James Graf von Moltke
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Letters to Freya in PDF and EPUB Written throughout the Second World War and sent in secret to the author's wife, these letters are the legacy of an aristocratic German intelligence officer--and devout Christian and pacifist--whose untiring struggle against the Third Reich eventually cost him his life, but also made him one of the few genuine heroes to arise inside Nazi Germany. Photos.