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War, Strategy, and International Politics : Essays in Honour of Sir Michael Howard - Lawrence Freedman

War, Strategy, and International Politics

Essays in Honour of Sir Michael Howard

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Published: 30th July 1992
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This wide-ranging collection covers many topics of interest in the related fields of military history and strategic studies. The contributors are all distinguished scholars, whose depth of research and variety of approach combine to produce a rewarding book and a substantive contribution to knowledge. Their common theme is the exploration of the relationships between strategic planning, the conduct of war, and high politics. The volume is dedicated to Sir Michael Howard, formerly Regius Professor of History in the University of Oxford. The broad scope of the work reflects the nature of Sir Michael's scholarship over a long and distinguished career. This book is intended for scholars and students of modern British and world history; especially military historians, political historians, and specialists in strategic studies.

He has been the founding father of the serious study of both approaches to the study of war in the United Kingdom, and his influence has, through the quality of his prose and through the good sense and balance of his judgements, extended far beyond the universities. * Hew Strachan, University of Glasgow, The Historical Association 1997 * 'There is much here for the peace-lover, internationalist, and international historian to ponder.' Sally Marks, The International History Review, XV,2: May 1993 'a neatly done job ... which is not unworthy of Michael Howard - a high enough compliment for any work on these subjects' Times Literary Supplement `This book has much to offer, because the diversity of the essays ensures that any specialist will be a general reader of most of them. The book's considerable attraction lies in its breadth of coverage, which is intentionally eclectic. The title of this volume is ambitious but it lives up to its promise ... The whole is considerably more than the sum of its parts, and represents a fitting tribute to Sir Michael Howard, who has contributed so much to both of the disciplines featured in this book.' Tim Benbow, Arts, Reviews, Ideas 'the editors have assembled a sequence of essays which coherently reflects the interests of the scholar to whom they are dedicated ... It is good to know that military historians still pursue their traditional goal of seeking out the skeletons in the cupboard.' London Review of Books `Its substance ... is anything but shallow, and the majority of the contributors have written readable and persuasive essays which break new ground in their chosen subject areas.' Brian Holden Reid, King's College, London, EHR April 1993

Notes on Contributors
War and the English in the Reign of Henry VIIIp. 1
An English Country House at War: Littlecote and the Pophamsp. 19
The Continental Commitment in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 39
'Cornwallis Triumphant': War in India and the British Public in the Late Eighteenth Centuryp. 57
Parliamentary Debate, Economic Vulnerability, and British Naval Expansion, 1860-1905p. 75
Britain, Germany, and the Admiralty's Plans for Attacking German Territory, 1906-1915p. 95
Lord Kitchener and the Battle of Loos: French Politics and British Strategy in the Summer of 1915p. 117
Who Knew What and When? The French Army Mutinies and the British Decision to Launch the Third Battle of Ypresp. 133
'Hidden in the Rock': American Military Perceptions of Great Britain, 1919-1940p. 155
Alanbrooke and Britain's Mediterranean Strategy, 1942-1944p. 175
Being Friends: The Combined Chiefs of Staff and the Making of Allied Strategy in the Second World Warp. 195
Britain and the Alliancep. 211
Grand Strategies and Less-than-Grand Strategies: A Twentieth-Century Critiquep. 227
Continuity and Change in Soviet Strategic Thoughtp. 243
Problems of Command in Limited Warfare: Thoughts from Korea and Vietnamp. 263
Strategic Studies and the Problem of Powerp. 279
Michael Howard's Contribution to Historical Studiesp. 295
In Appreciation of Michael Howardp. 299
A Bibliography of the Works of Michael Howardp. 303
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780198222927
ISBN-10: 0198222920
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 30th July 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.71