War in the Modern World

ISBN-10: 0801864453
ISBN-13: 9780801864452
Edition: 2000 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

"A brilliant survey of the history of warfare... the best yet produced anywhere."--B. H. Lidell-Hart From the Renaissance to the Cold War, the definitive survey of the social, political, military, and technological aspects of modern warfare returns to print in a new paperback edition. Topics include land and sea warfare from the Renaissance to the neoclassical age; the Anglo-American military tradition; the French Revolution and Napoleon; the Industrial Revolution and war; and the First and Second World Wars and their aftermath.

Preface
Introduction to the Johns Hopkins Edition
Introduction to the Original Edition
The Age of the Great Captains
Land Warfare from the Renaissance to the Neoclassical Age (1415-1789)
New Techniques and Types of Military Organization
The Wars for Italy and the Rise of Spain (1494-1559)
The Army of the Spanish Hapsburgs
Spain's Decline (1559-1659)
The Age of Louis XIV (1643-1715)
The Age of Frederick the Great: Neoclassical Warfare
The Common Soldier in the Neoclassical Age
Naval Warfare from the Renaissance to the Neoclassical Age (1417-1789)
The Command of the Sea
Portuguese and Spanish Sea Power
The Rise of English Sea Power
Navies in the Neoclassical Age
The Anglo-American Military Tradition
The Weakness of the Standing Army
Problems of Imperial Defense
The Break with Britain
The Continental Army and Navy
The British in the American Revolution
The French Revolution and Napoleon
French Military Reformers
The Revolution
The Organizer of Victory
The Napoleonic Empire
The Opposition to Napoleon: The Peninsula
The Opposition to Napoleon in Eastern Europe
The Industrial Revolution and War
The First Half of the Nineteenth Century (1815-1853)
Britain and the Long Peace
Austria, Russia, and France
Prussia
The Wars of the Mid-Nineteenth Century (1854-1871)
The New Weapons of the Industrial Revolution
The Crimean and Italian Wars
The Rise of Germany
The American Civil War: Men and Tactics
The American Civil War: Strategy
The Years of Uneasy Peace (1871-1914)
Military Organization: The Spread of Prussian Doctrine
Mobilization and Intellectual Preparation of the Mass Army
The Race for Colonies and Sea Power
Land Tactics with the New Fire Weapons
The War Plans of the Continental Powers
British Participation in a Continental War
The Age of Violence
The First World War
The Opening Battles (1914)
Deadlock in the West (1915-1916)
German Victory in the East (1915-1916)
The United States and the War (1917)
Years of Decision (1917-1918)
The Long Armistice (1919-1939)
The Peace Settlements
The Totalitarian State: Bolshevik Russia
Italian Fascism and the Theories of Giulio Douhet
The Military Recovery of Germany
The Three Democracies
The Second World War
The Opening Battles
Britain, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic
The Russo-German War
Allied Deployment: Decision in Western Europe
The East Asian and Pacific Wars: The Japanese Raid
The Allied Counterattack in the Pacific
The War for East Asia
Epilogue
Index

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