325 books for genre «Books ~~ History~~ Military ~~ Strategy»

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The key battle of the Third Crusade that saw King Richard the Lionheart of England inflict a crushing strategic defeat on Saladin.

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GUADALCANAL: Decision at Sea, The Naval Battle of GuadalcanalNovember 1315,­1942 by Eric Hammel = Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea is a full-­blown examination in vivid detail of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, November 13 15, 1942, a crucial step toward Americas victory over the Japanese during World War II. = The three day air and naval action incorporated Americas most decisive surface battle of the war and the only naval battle of this century in which American battleships directly confronted and mortally wounded an enemy battleship. This American victory decided the future course of the naval war in the Pacific, indeed of the entire Pacific War. Hammel has blended the detailed historical records with personal accounts of many of the officers and enlisted men involved, creating an engrossing narrative of the strategy and struggle as seen by both sides. He has also included major new insights into crucial details of the battles, including a riveting account of the American forces . . .

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A major revision of our understanding of long-­range bombing, this book examines how Anglo-­American ideas about "strategic" bombing were formed and implemented. It argues that ideas about bombing civilian targets rested on--­and gained validity from--­widespread but substantially erroneous assumptions about the nature of modern industrial societies and their vulnerability to aerial bombardment. These assumptions were derived from the social and political context of the day and were maintained largely through cognitive error and bias. Tami Davis Biddle explains how air theorists, and those influenced by them, came to believe that strategic bombing would be an especially effective coercive tool and how they responded when their assumptions were challenged. Biddle analyzes how a particular interpretation of the World War I experience, together with airmen's organizational interests, shaped interwar debates about strategic bombing and preserved conceptions of its potentially . . .

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Previously published as part of UNCOMMON VALOR. A fascinating look at two of our bravest soldiers and the highest military decoration awarded in this country. Since the Vietnam War ended in 1973, the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest award for valor, has been presented to only eight men for their actions "above and beyond the call of duty.­" All of these medals were awarded posthumously, as all had made the choice to give their lives so that their comrades might live. Using an extraordinary range of sources, Medal of Honor and Two American Heroes tells the stories of two of these eight brave men—Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith and Corporal Jason Dunham—and dramatically details how they found themselves in life-­or-­death situations, and why they responded as they did.

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An insider’s guide: how to become a knight, wield a sword, join a Crusade, and make your fortune.

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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu (also referred to as "Sunzi" and "Sun Wu"), a high ranking military general, strategist and tactist. The Art of War has also been applied to business and managerial strategies. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and is still read for its military insight which can be applied to business and managerial strategies as well.

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Virtually every action, message, and decision of a military force shapes the opinions of an indigenous population: strategic communication, treatment of civilians at vehicle checkpoints, and the accuracy or inaccuracy of aerial bombardment. Themes of U.­S. goodwill mean little if its actions convey otherwise. Consequently, a unified message in both word and deed is fundamental to success. Business marketing practices provide a useful framework for improving U.­S. military efforts to shape the attitudes and behaviors of local populations in a theater of operations as well as those of a broader, international audience. Enlisting Madison Avenue extracts lessons from these business practices and adapts them to U.­S. military efforts, developing a unique approach to shaping that has the potential to improve military-­civilian relations, the accuracy of media coverage of operations, communication of U.­S. and coalition objectives, and the reputation of U.­S. forces in theater and . . .

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An examination of geography's critical effects on battles throughout the ages

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