On Guerilla Warfare

ISBN-10: 0486443760
ISBN-13: 9780486443768
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $8.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

The first documented, systematic study of guerrilla warfare, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide to orchestrating revolution in developing countries. Based on Mao's own experiences and his interpretations of the classic strategies of Sun-tzu, "On Guerrilla Warfare concisely explains why guerrilla activities should be integrated into conventional military activities and discusses the organization and operation of guerrilla units. Its unorthodox strategies transform disadvantages into benefits: using retreat as an offensive maneuver; indoctrinating locals for employment as spies; and compensating for lack of firepower with speed, surprise, and initiative. Translator Samuel B. Griffith provides a comprehensive introduction in which he profiles Mao, examines the nature and conduct of guerrilla warfare, and considers the practice's implications for American policy.

Introduction
The Nature of Revolutionary Guerrilla War
Profile of a Revolutionist
Strategy, Tactics, and Logistics in Revolutionary War
Some Conclusions
Yu Chi Chan (Guerrilla Warfare)
Translator's Note
A Further Note
What Is Guerrilla Warfare?
The Relation of Guerrilla Hostilities to Regular Operations
Guerrilla Warfare in History
Can Victory Be Attained by Guerrilla Operations?
Organization for Guerrilla Warfare
How Guerrilla Units Are Originally Formed
The Method of Organizing Guerrilla Regimes
Equipment of Guerrillas
Elements of the Guerrilla Army
The Political Problems of Guerrilla Warfare
The Strategy of Guerrilla Resistance Against Japan
Appendix

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