Military Theory and Strategy
Rethinking the Principles of War
Hardcover ISBN: 1591144817
This new work features the fresh thinking of thirty-one leading authors from a variety of military and national security disciplines. Following an introduction by Lt. Gen. James Dubik, Commander I Corps, U.S. Army, the anthology first considers the general question of whether there is a distinctly American way of war. The anthology is part of a larger Rethinking the Principles of War project, sponsored by the Office of Force Transformation and the U.S. Navy, to reexamine traditional and unorthodox approaches to the future of warfare. Diverse viewpoints, varying scope, and strong source references combine to make this compilation of essays a useful tool for students of war and general readers alike.
The Last Ridge
The Epic Story of America's First Mountain Soldiers and the Assault on Hitler's Europe
Paperback ISBN: 0375759514
A close-up look at the creation of the U.S. Army's first alpine division, made up of some of America's most elite skiers and climbers, describes the evolution of the 10th Mountain Division, and their stunning nighttime mountain attack during the winter of 1945 on seemingly impenetrable German mountain fortifications. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
The Art Of War
Hardcover ISBN: 1593081723
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. “A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago, and kings, soldiers, and statesmen have been turning to the Chinese master for his astute observations ever since. Sun Tzu’s incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as relevant to today’s combatants in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. The Art of War is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom and for anyone struggling to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions. Here Lionel Giles’s famed 1910 translation, laced with commentary from illustrious Chinese experts, is brought up to date with relevant quotations from Western writers and thinkers. This new edition offers Sun Tzu’s timeless classic, both with and without annotation, making it more accessible to aspiring leaders and military strategists than ever before. Dallas Galvin, a writer and journalist specializing in international affairs and the arts, has reported on military affairs in Latin America and Asia and produced documentaries for the NATO Alliance.
What It Is Like to Go to War
Paperback ISBN: 0802145922
The author of the best-selling Matterhorn offers insight into the combat experience, drawing on his background as a decorated Vietnam War veteran to raise awareness about how inadequately troops are prepared for battle-related psychological and spiritual trauma.
The Art of War
The New Translation
Paperback ISBN: 0061351415
Sun-tzu's The Art of War is the classic work on strategic thinking. Throughout recorded history, Sun-tzu's wisdom, rules, and philosophy have been eagerly embraced by warriors, leaders, and gentle contemplators alike. This edition is an entirely new text based on manuscripts discovered in Linyi, China, in 1972 that predate all previous texts by as many as one thousand years. To better convey Sun-tzu's original intent, translator, researcher, and interpreter J. H. Huang traced the roots of the language to Sun-tzu's own time—before 221 b.c. In addition to his wonderfully clear interpretation, Huang gives readers an introduction to the history behind The Art of War, includes six appendices—five of which were uncovered at Linyi and are not available in any other edition—and offers his own insightful comments on the meaning of the text.
How Navies Learned to Fight Smarter Through Three World Wars
Hardcover ISBN: 1591142865
This volume explains network-centric warfare through its use by the US Navy and other navies in specific historical situations from before World War I through the 1970s. Using these tactical examples, it demonstrates applications using radio, radar, and computers, what network-centric warfare can and cannot do, what it needs to work, and its limitations and measures to overcome them. The book is partly based on a net assessment study Friedman participated in at the Naval War College. Friedman, a defense analyst and historian specializing in technology and national strategy, is a lecturer and author, and has been a personal consultant to the Secretary of the Navy. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle
Paperback ISBN: 0140165614
A history of the battle at Guadalcanal draws on first-time translations of official Japanese defense accounts and declassified U.S. radio intelligence to recreate this critical campaign. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT.
America's Path to Permanent War
Paperback ISBN: 0805094229
The best-selling author of The Limits of Power examines the Washington consensus on national security and explains why he thinks it should change, arguing that America should fix internal problems rather than use the military to fix perceived international ones. Reprint. A best-selling book. 50,000 first printing.