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The Causes of Wars and Other Essays
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 286

The Causes of Wars and Other Essays

Public consciousness of the threat of nuclear war is rising steadily. Responses to the nuclear dilemma are conflicting and often confusing. Never have we been more in need of information and perspective, for if we wish to avoid war we must understand it. Michael Howard offers an analysis of our present predicament by discussing those issues that cause war and make peace. His book includes an examination of nuclear strategy today, views of the past about the conduct of international relations, ethics, modes of defense, and studies of military thinkers and leaders. The Causes of Wars illuminates the interrelationship between men and ideas, between war and other social forces, and between our present situation and its roots in the past.

A Historical Sensibility
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

A Historical Sensibility

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2020-02-24
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  • Publisher: Routledge

With the death of Professor Sir Michael Howard, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) lost not only its president emeritus but the last of its founders and intellectual parents. The foremost military historian of his generation, Sir Michael embodied and epitomised a historical sensibility that informed all his writing. He will forever remain an icon not only for historians, but for all those who acknowledge the indispensability of history and the historical sensibility for any true understanding of present events. In tribute to Sir Michael and in celebration of his life and work, this Adelphi book collects a selection of his remarks and writings for IISS publications over ...

The First World War
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 154

The First World War

This book is an insightful narrative history, focusing on why the First World War occurred, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. It examines in turn the state of Europe in 1914 and the outbreak of war; the onset of attrition in 1915 and the extension of the war; the'crisis of the war' (1917-18), the collapse of Russia and the weakening and eventual surrender of the Central Powers; the making of peace; and the historical controversies surrounding the causes and conduct of war.

The Franco-Prussian War
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 536

The Franco-Prussian War

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-05-13
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  • Publisher: Routledge

In 1870 Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power politics, which was to reach its disastrous climax in 1914. First published in 1961 and now with a new introduction, The Franco-Prussian War is acknowledged as the definitive history of one of the most dramatic and decisive conflicts in the history of Europe.

War in European History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

War in European History

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-02-26
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day. Far more than a simple military history, the book serves as a succinct and enlightening overview of the development of European society as a whole over the last millennium. From the Norsemen and the world of the medieval knights, through to the industrialized mass warfare of the twentieth century, Michael Howard illuminates the way in which warfare has shaped the history of the Continent, its effect on social and political institutions, and the ways in which technological and social change have in turn shaped the way in which wars are fought. This new edition includes a fully updated further reading and a new final chapter bringing the story into the twenty-first century, including the invasion of Iraq and the so-called 'War against Terror'.

The First World War
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 134

The First World War

By the time the First World War ended in 1918, eight million people had died in what had been perhaps the most apocalyptic episode the world had known. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and insightful history of the 'Great War', focusing on why it happened, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. It examines the state of Europe in 1914 and the outbreak of war; the onset of attrition and crisis; the role of the US; the collapse of Russia; and the weakening and eventual surrender of the Central Powers. Looking at the historical controversies surrounding the causes and conduct of war, Michael Howard also describes how peace was ultimately made, and the potent legacy of resentment left to Germany. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Modern Wicca
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

Modern Wicca

An insider's look at the history of Witchcraft The evolution of Wicca is as dynamic and colorful as the Witches who helped shape it. One of the most enigmatic and progressive practitioners of his time, Gerald Gardner was arguably the most instrumental Witch in spreading the Craft around the world. Drawing on his decades of personal involvement with Wicca, Michael Howard offers an intimate portrait of Gerald Gardner's life and traces the history and development of modern neo-pagan Witchcraft. Howard reveals little-known facts and stories surrounding the men and women who shaped Wicca over the past sixty years, including Aleister Crowley, Alex Sanders, and influential initiates such as Doreen ...

War, Strategy, and International Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 322

War, Strategy, and International Politics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1992
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This is a celebration of the contribution of Sir Michael Howard to the study of military history and strategy over four decades. It contains a wide-ranging collection of essays by leading scholars, linked by the common theme of the exploration of the relationships between strategic planning, the making of war, and high politics.

War in European History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

War in European History

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-02-26
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

First published over thirty years ago, War in European History is a brilliantly written survey of the changing ways that war has been waged in Europe, from the Norse invasions to the present day. Far more than a simple military history, the book serves as a succinct and enlightening overview of the development of European society as a whole over the last millennium. From the Norsemen and the world of the medieval knights, through to the industrialized mass warfare of the twentieth century, Michael Howard illuminates the way in which warfare has shaped the history of the Continent, its effect on social and political institutions, and the ways in which technological and social change have in turn shaped the way in which wars are fought. This new edition includes a fully updated further reading and a new final chapter bringing the story into the twenty-first century, including the invasion of Iraq and the so-called 'War against Terror'.

In Search of Michael Howard
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 514

In Search of Michael Howard

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Michael Howard has never been far from controversy in his twenty-two years in Parliament. Under Margaret Thatcher he introduced the poll tax, water privatisation and the notorious Clause 28. Later he was one of the most unpopular Home Secretaries of modern times, decried by his deputy Ann Widdecombe for having 'something of the night' about him. By 1997 Howard looked dead politically. Then a dramatic comeback propelled him to the Tory leadership. Jewish immigrants who settled in South Wales. As a member of the Cambridge Tory Mafia he once flirted with Labour, only to become a fervent Thatcherite and Eurosceptic -- but what does he really believe? Based on more than 400 interviews and extensive research, Michael Crick presents a rivetingly revealing look at the man who aspires to overturn Labour's massive majority at the next election.