Moltke on the Art of War

Moltke on the Art of War Author Daniel Hughes
ISBN-10 9780307538512
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 288
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Prussian hero Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke was the architect of the German way of war.

Moltke on the Art of War

Moltke on the Art of War Author Daniel J. Hughes
ISBN-10 0891415750
Release 1995
Pages 275
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Prussian hero Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke was the architect of the German way of war.

Moltke on the Art of War

Moltke on the Art of War Author Helmuth Graf von Moltke
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029882902
Release 1993
Pages 275
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Prussian hero Field Marshal Helmuth Graf von Moltke was the architect of the German way of war.

Helmuth Von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War

Helmuth Von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War Author Annika Mombauer
ISBN-10 0521791014
Release 2001-04-19
Pages 325
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A study of the influence of German Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke, 1906-1914.

Moltke and the German Wars 1864 1871

Moltke and the German Wars  1864 1871 Author Arden Bucholz
ISBN-10 0333687582
Release 2001-07-06
Pages 252
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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.

The Myth and Reality of German Warfare

The Myth and Reality of German Warfare Author Gerhard P. Gross
ISBN-10 9780813168388
Release 2016-08-04
Pages 464
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Surrounded by potential adversaries, nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany faced the formidable prospect of multifront wars and wars of attrition. To counteract these threats, generations of general staff officers were educated in operational thinking, the main tenets of which were extremely influential on military planning across the globe and were adopted by American and Soviet armies. In the twentieth century, Germany's art of warfare dominated military theory and practice, creating a myth of German operational brilliance that lingers today, despite the nation's crushing defeats in two world wars. In this seminal study, Gerhard P. Gross provides a comprehensive examination of the development and failure of German operational thinking over a period of more than a century. He analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of five different armies, from the mid--nineteenth century through the early days of NATO. He also offers fresh interpretations of towering figures of German military history, including Moltke the Elder, Alfred von Schlieffen, and Erich Ludendorff. Essential reading for military historians and strategists, this innovative work dismantles cherished myths and offers new insights into Germany's failed attempts to become a global power through military means.


Strategy Author Lawrence Freedman
ISBN-10 9780190229238
Release 2015-08-26
Pages 768
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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.

The Art of Action

The Art of Action Author Stephen Bungay
ISBN-10 1857884647
Release 2011-02-16
Pages 304
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A thought-provoking and fresh look at how managers can turn planning into execution and execution into results.

The 33 Strategies Of War

The 33 Strategies Of War Author Robert Greene
ISBN-10 9781847651426
Release 2010-09-03
Pages 496
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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.

Letters to Freya

Letters to Freya Author Helmuth James Graf von Moltke
ISBN-10 0679733183
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 441
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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.

The art of war Waterloo to Mons

The art of war  Waterloo to Mons Author William Lloyd McElwee
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105036041379
Release 1975-01
Pages 346
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The art of war Waterloo to Mons has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The art of war Waterloo to Mons also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The art of war Waterloo to Mons book for free.

American Generalship

American Generalship Author Edgar Puryear
ISBN-10 9780307574381
Release 2010-04-07
Pages 400
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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 Schlieffen and Prussian war planning

Moltke  Schlieffen  and Prussian war planning Author Arden Bucholz
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021991750
Release 1991
Pages 352
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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.

Moltke and His Generals

Moltke and His Generals Author Quintin Barry
ISBN-10 1910294411
Release 2015-06-19
Pages 256
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When Helmuth von Moltke took over as Chief of the Prussian General Staff, the Prussian army had not fought for more than forty years. Yet within a decade and a half he had brought it to the point where it was the strongest in Europe. His successes on the battle field led to his methods being painstakingly analyzed by commentators and slavishly imitated by Western armies. His success was not only due to far sighted strategic planning, the comprehensive reorganization of the General Staff and his grasp of new technologies; it was also due to his leadership of a talented, if disparate, group of subordinates, even if some of them sometimes failed to grasp his overall intentions. This book examines these key relationships. Foremost among these was his collaboration with the able though choleric Karl Leonhard von Blumenthal; their correspondence reflected every aspect of their campaigns. He was also close to the Crown Prince, whose aide de camp he had been. Moltke was Chief of Staff to Prince Frederick Charles in Denmark in 1864; his admiration for the 'Red Prince' was perhaps not maintained when the latter's caution caused problems. Albrecht von Stosch, Intendant General in 1870-1871, proved brilliantly successful when he had the chance to demonstrate his talents in the field. Edwin von Manteuffel, on whose recommendation Moltke was appointed, was at the centre of Prussian politics for a decade and a half before becoming a successful army commander in 1866, and 1870-1871. Perhaps the most talented of Moltke's subordinates was August von Goeben, a successful commander in all three wars of German unification. August von Werder never enjoyed Moltke's confidence to the same extent, but was extremely reliable. On the other hand both Eduard Vogel von Falckenstein and Karl von Steinmetz caused Moltke considerable difficulty by their stubborn disobedience of his explicit orders. Behind these relationships there existed the vital rapport which Moltke had with their Chiefs of Staff and his own general staff officers. It was on his ability to rely on these men to execute his intentions that his success ultimately depended. Theophil von Podbielski, Julius Verdy du Vernois and Paul Bronsart von Schellendorf were some of the brilliant individuals who constituted one of the most powerful teams in military history.

The Utility of Force

The Utility of Force Author Rupert Smith
ISBN-10 9780718196967
Release 2012-03-29
Pages 448
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Why do we try to use military force to solve our political problems? And why, when our forces win the military battles does this still fail to solve those problems? It is because the force lacks utility. From Iraq to the Balkans, and from Afghanistan to Chechneya, over the past fifteen years there has been a steady stream of military interventions that have not delivered on their promise for peace, or even political resolution. The Utility of Force explains this anomaly at the heart of our current international system.

Helmuth Von Moltke

Helmuth Von Moltke Author Michael Balfour
ISBN-10 9781349016303
Release 1972-06-18
Pages 388
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Helmuth Von Moltke has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Helmuth Von Moltke also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Helmuth Von Moltke book for free.

Architect of Soviet Victory in World War II

Architect of Soviet Victory in World War II Author Richard W. Harrison
ISBN-10 9780786456673
Release 2010-04-28
Pages 411
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"This book draws from analysis of Isserson's works, his arrest file in the KGB archives, and interviews with his family. The bulk of this narrative deals with the flowering of his intellectual talents from 1929 through 1941. Additional chapters deal with Isserson's arrest and his remaining 35 years, 14 spent in labor camps and internal exile"--Provided by publisher.