A History of Military Thought: From the Enlightenment to the Cold War
Oxford University Press, 2001 - History - 890 pages
From the ideas of Clausewitz to contemporary doctrines of containment and cold war, this is a definitive history of modern military thought. A one-volume collection of Azar Gat's acclaimed trilogy, it traces the quest for a general theory of war from its origins in the Enlightenment. Drastically re-evaluating B.H. Liddell Hart's contribution to strategic theory, the author argues that in the wake of the trauma of the First World War, and in response to the Axis challenge, Liddell Hart developed the doctrine of containment and cold war long before the advent of nuclear weapons. He reveals Liddell Hart as a pioneer of the modern western liberal way in warfare which is still with us today.
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Archduke Charles Jomini and
The German Movement Clausewitz and
Demolishing and Rebuilding the Theoretical
The Nature of War
Positivism Romanticism and Military Theory
J F C Fuller and Future Warfare
The Sources of Douhetism
German RightWing Radicalism Strategic Adventurism
Limited War Moderate Peace and the Strategy
The Sources of French
Naval Theory and the Military
Marxism Clausewitz and Military Theory 1848 to
The Janus Face of Fascism
The End of the Old Order: Napoleon and Europe, 1801-1805
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