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The Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century, Second Edition - Larry H. Addington

The Patterns of War Since the Eighteenth Century, Second Edition

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1994
ISBN: 9780253208606
Number Of Pages: 384

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"This important work... synthesizes the evolution of warfare from 1775 to the present." -- Military Review

A thorough revision of a highly successful text, this new edition provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of modern warfare.

From reviews of the first edition:

"There is nothing else in print that tells so much so concisely about how war has been conducted since the days of Gen. George Washington."A -- Russell F. Weigley

"A superior synthesis. Well written, nicely organized, remarkably comprehensive, and laced with facts."A -- Military Affairs

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From reviews of the first edition: "There is nothing else in print that tells so much so concisely about how war has been conducted since the days of Gen. George Washington." - Russell F. Weigley "A superior synthesis. Well written, nicely organized, remarkably comprehensive, and laced with facts." - Military Affairs "This important work ... synthesizes the evolution of warfare from 1775 to the present." - Military Review

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
From Dynastic to National Warfare, 1775-1815p. 1
Dynastic Warfarep. 1
Armiesp. 1
Naviesp. 7
The War of the American Revolution, 1775-83p. 12
The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815p. 19
Ideas Borrowed from the Old Royal Army before 1789p. 19
The Wars of the French Revolution and the Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1789-1802p. 22
Napoleon and the Imperial Army at Zenith, 1804-7p. 27
The Decline of French Fortunes in the West and the Anglo-American War of 1812p. 29
The Decline of Napoleon's Fortunes in the East, the First Abdication, and the Return of the Hundred Days, 1808-15p. 35
The Nineteenth Century, 1815-71p. 43
Armiesp. 43
The Long Peace and Military Thoughtp. 43
The Technological Revolution in Land Warfarep. 48
The Prussian General Staff, the Nation-in-Arms, and the Kesselschlacht Doctrinep. 50
Naviesp. 54
The Mid-Nineteenth Century Wars before 1861p. 58
The American Civil War, 1861-65p. 68
The Opposing Sidesp. 68
Tactics on Landp. 70
Naval Tactics and Coast Defensep. 76
Geography and Strategyp. 78
The Strategic Directionp. 80
The Eastern Theater to May 1864p. 81
The Western Theater to May 1864p. 87
The Final Campaigns, May 1864-April 1865p. 91
The Wars of German Unification, 1864-71p. 94
The Wars with Denmark and Austria, 1864-66p. 94
The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71p. 98
The March Toward World War, 1871-1914p. 102
Armiesp. 102
The Spread of the German System and the Technology of Land Warfarep. 102
The Alliance Systems and Contingency War Plansp. 105
The Anglo-American Military Experience to 1914p. 112
Naviesp. 113
The Challenge of the Jeune Ecole to 1889p. 113
The Mahanite School of Naval Power, 1890-1914p. 115
Technical Developments in Navies, 1890-1914p. 117
The Wars, 1871-1914p. 120
The Russo-Turkish War and Tensions among the Great Powers, 1877-78p. 120
The Overseas Colonial Warsp. 121
The Spanish-American War, 1898p. 126
The Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Warsp. 128
The Final Wars and Crises before 1914p. 132
The First World War, 1914-18p. 134
The Outbreak and the Stalemate of 1914p. 134
The Outbreak of Warp. 134
The Opening Battles and Stalemate in the West, 1914p. 135
The Opening Battles and Stalemate on the Eastern Front, 1914p. 142
The War at Sea, 1914p. 144
The Search for Victory, 1915-16p. 146
Allied Strategy and Operations, 1915p. 146
German Strategy in 1915p. 147
The War at Sea, 1915p. 148
The War on Land, 1916p. 149
The War at Sea, 1916p. 151
The Rise of Air Powerp. 152
The Development of Armored Fighting Vehiclesp. 155
The Years of Decision, 1917-18p. 158
The 1917 U-Boat Campaign and America's Entry into the Warp. 158
The Russian Collapse, the French Mutiny, and New German Methods of Land Warfarep. 162
British Failures and Successes in 1917p. 164
The Ludendorff Offensives, March-July 1918p. 164
Foch's Offensives to the End of the War, July-November 1918p. 167
Between the World Wars, 1919-39p. 172
The Failure of the Treaty Approachp. 172
Armiesp. 176
Naviesp. 180
Air Forcesp. 185
Electronic Warfarep. 189
The Wars between the World Warsp. 191
The Second World War, 1939-45p. 195
Hitler's War, 1939-41p. 195
The German Armed Forces to the Eve of Warp. 195
The War from Poland to the Channel, September 1939-June 1940p. 197
From the Armistice of Campiegne to the Battle of Moscow, June 1940-December 1941p. 208
The European War, 1942-45p. 219
From Moscow to Sicily, January 1942-July 1943p. 219
The U-Boat War, the Allied Strategic Air Offensive, and Hitler's V-Weaponsp. 223
From Sicily to the Liberation of France, August 1943-August 1944p. 227
The Final Battles and the Defeat of Nazi Germany, September 1944-May 1945p. 235
The Pacific War, 1941-45p. 240
The Road to Pearl Harborp. 240
From Pearl Harbor to Midway, December 1941-June 1942p. 244
The Campaigns for Guadalcanal and Papua, August 1942-February 1943p. 247
The Twin-Axis Strategy and the Drive to the Philippines to June 1944p. 250
The Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, October 1944-June 1945p. 255
The Atomic Bomb, Russian Intervention, and the End of the Pacific War, August-September 1945p. 261
The China-Burma-India Theater and the Close of the War for East Asiap. 262
World War II and the Patterns of Warp. 264
The Patterns of the Cold War, 1945-89, and their Aftermathp. 266
The Early Cold War, 1945-50p. 266
The Korean War, 1950-53p. 270
The Eisenhower Years, 1953-60p. 279
The Vietnam War Era, 1961-75p. 288
The Strategic Race with the USSR in the 1960sp. 288
The Vietnam War from 1961 to 1968p. 292
The Final Phase of the Vietnam War, 1969-75p. 298
The U.S.-Sino-Soviet Detente, 1972p. 301
The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War, 1967 and 1973p. 301
The Cold War and Other Wars, 1975-89p. 307
The Continuing Arab-Israeli Problemp. 307
Intensification of the Cold Warp. 307
The Wars of the Late 1970s and 1980sp. 310
The Close of the Cold Warp. 314
Desert Storm: The U.N.'s War with Iraq, 1991p. 317
Epiloguep. 324
Selected Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 349
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780253208606
ISBN-10: 0253208602
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 22nd October 1994
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.49  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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