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  • Big Wars and Small Warsby Hew Strachan

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This is a fascinating new insight into the British army and its evolution through both large and small scale conflicts. To prepare for future wars, armies derive lessons from past wars. However, some armies are defeated because they learnt the wrong lessons, fighting new conflicts in ways appropriate to the last. For the British Army in the twentieth... more...

  • The Direction of Warby Hew Strachan

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    A major contribution to our understanding of contemporary warfare and strategy by one of the world's leading military historians. more...

  • European Armies and the Conduct of Warby Hew Strachan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    Discussing the key issues of modern warfare, Hew Strachan?s work examines the theory and practice of land warfare in Europe since 1700. Looking at warfare in the context of social and political change, Dr. Strachan interprets his subject matter as widely as possible, and European Armies and the Conduct of War considers the roles of air power... more...

  • The First World Warby Hew Strachan

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 15.99

    A brilliant and penetrating new history of the First World War by one of the world's foremost experts on the conflict. Reissued with a new introduction from the author. Hew Strachan is one of the world's foremost experts on the Great War of 1914-18. His on-going three-volume history of the conflict, the first of which was published in 2001, is likely... more...

  • The First World War in Africaby Hew Strachan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 37.99

    To Arms is Hew Strachan's most complete and definitive study of the opening of the First World War. Now, key sections from this magisterial work are published as individual paperbacks, each complete in itself, and with a new introduction by the author. The First World War was not just fought in the trenches of the western front. It embraced all... more...

  • The First World War: Volume Iby Hew Strachan

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 30.99

    This is the first truly definitive history of the First World War, the war that has done most to shape the twentieth century. The first generation of its historians had access to only a limited range of sources, and their focus was primarily on military events. More recent approaches have embraced cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history.... more...

  • The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World Warby Hew Strachan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the... more...

  • The Changing Character of Warby Hew Strachan; Sibylle Scheipers

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 48.99

    Over the last decade (and indeed ever since the Cold War), the rise of insurgents and non-state actors in war, and their readiness to use terror and other irregular methods of fighting, have led commentators to speak of 'new wars'. They have assumed that the 'old wars' were waged solely between states, and were accordingly fought between... more...

  • Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Centuryby Hew Strachan; Andreas Herberg-Rothe

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 114.99

    Clausewitz's On War has, at least until very recently, been regarded as the most important work of theory on its subject. But since the end of the Cold War in 1990, and even more since the 9/11 attacks on the United states in 2001, an increasing number of commentators have argued that On War has lost its analytical edge as a tool for understanding... more...

  • The First World War in 100 Objectsby Peter Doyle; Hew Strachan

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.65

    <div>Objects allow us to reach out and touch the past and they play a living role in history today. Through them we can understand the experience of men and women during the First World War. They bear witness to the stories of men whose only morning comfort in the trenches was the run ration, children who grew up with only one photograph... more...