On War

Author: Carl Von Clausewitz

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775419266

Category: History

Page: 342

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The works of German military historian and theorist Carl von Clausewitz continue to be ranked among the finest examples of the genre. His surprisingly complex conceptions of war are still studied by military strategists. In On War, Clausewitz draws on his experiences in and observations of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars to develop a number of key ideas that still play a role in the planning and execution of military operations today.

War and Games

Author: Tim Cornell,Thomas B. Allen

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851158709

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 3032

These comparative studies focus on the relationship between war and games in an effort to achieve an understanding of the phenomenon of war, in order ultimately to avoid it.

Es war einmal

vom Wesen des Volksmärchens

Author: Max Lüthi

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 352520857X

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 8412

Max Lüthi zeigt uns, dass das Volksmärchen kein isoliertes und kurioses Phänomen, sondern ein spezifischer Bestandteil der gesamten menschlichen Kultur und Hochliteratur ist. "Kein anderer Forscher hat die Verbindungen der Märchenforschung mit der Literaturwissenschaft wieder so eng geknüpft wie er. Vor allem versteht Lüthi, jeden auch noch so einfachen Text nach seinen Leitworten zu befragen und so zu einer wesentlichen Aussage zu gelangen." (Lutz Röhrich). Dennoch wird der Lesegenuss weder durch übertriebene Wissenschaftlichkeit noch durch überspitzte Interpretationen getrübt. Ein Buch, das nicht nur Märchenkenner mitreißen wird.

Killing in War

Author: Jeff McMahan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191563463

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 9426

Killing a person is in general among the most seriously wrongful forms of action, yet most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more permissive in a state of war? Jeff McMahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and the justifications for killing people are the same in war as they are in other contexts, such as individual self-defence. This view is radically at odds with the traditional theory of the just war and has implications that challenge common sense views. McMahan argues, for example, that it is wrong to fight in a war that is unjust because it lacks a just cause.

Es war einmal...

Mit 7 Märchen zum besseren Lesen (5. und 6. Klasse)

Author: Katrin Ahlschläger

Publisher: Persen Verlag

ISBN: 9783834434937

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 3470

Hans im Glück, die Bremer Stadtmusikanten, Rumpelstilzchen ... Märchen entführen Ihre Schüler in eine völlig fremde Welt und motivieren so zum Lesen. Dieser Band liefert Ihnen 7 Märchen auf 3 Differenzierungsstufen. Es enthält jeweils einen Text für geübte Leser, einen vereinfachten Lesetext und einen ganz einfachen Text mit Bildern zu jedem Sinnabschnitt. Zu jedem Märchen bietet das Buch eine Fülle verschiedener Aufgaben, darunter: Märchen nachspielen oder umgestalten, Elfen- und Schneeballgedichte schreiben, Lückentexte ausfüllen, Sätze ordnen, Rätsel lösen und vieles mehr.

At War

The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Author: David Kieran,Edwin A. Martini

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813584329

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 3435

The country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life—from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.

Bush at War

Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743215381

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 9931

With his unmatched investigative skill, Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers, after the initial shock of the September 11 attacks, led the nation to war. Extensive quotations from the secret deliberations of the National Security Council -- and firsthand revelations of the private thoughts, concerns and fears of the president and his war cabinet -- make Bush at War an unprecedented chronicle of a modern presidency in time of grave crisis. Based on interviews with more than a hundred sources and four hours of exclusive interviews with the president, Bush at War reveals Bush's sweeping, almost grandiose, vision for remaking the world. "I'm not a textbook player, I'm a gut player," the president said. Woodward's virtual wiretap into the White House Situation Room reveals a stunning group portrait of an untested president and his advisers, three of whom might themselves have made it to the presidency. Vice President Dick Cheney, taciturn but hard-line, always pressing for more urgency in Afghanistan and toward Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell, the cautious diplomat and loyal soldier, tasked with building an international coalition in an administration prone to unilateralism. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the brainy agitator and media star who led the military through Afghanistan and, he hopes, through Iraq. National security adviser Condoleezza Rice, the ever-present troubleshooter who surprisingly emerges as perhaps the president's most important adviser. Bush at War includes a vivid portrait of CIA director George Tenet, ready and eager for covert action against terrorists in Afghanistan and worldwide. It follows a CIA paramilitary team leader on a covert mission inside Afghanistan to pay off assets and buy friends with millions in U.S. currency carried in giant suitcases. In Bush at War, Bob Woodward once again delivers a reporting tour de force.

Technology and War

From 2000 B.C. to the Present

Author: Martin Van Creveld

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439143978

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1798

In this impressive work, van Creveld considers man's use of technology over the past 4,000 years and its impact on military organization, weaponary, logistics, intelligence, communications, transportation, and command. This revised paperback edition has been updated to include an account of the range of technology in the recent Gulf War.

War in New York

(war sehr schön da, bei Kriegsbeginn ;-)

Author: a.petit

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 383701908X


Page: 72

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Deutsche Touristen erobern NewYork. Und das ausgerechnet am ersten Tag des irakischen Bombardements. Eine vllig authentische und hchst amsante Reisebeschreibung, beginnend am 20. Mrz 2003. Zweifellos der frhlichste Kriegsbericht, direkt von einer fremden Heimatfront.

Es war einmal ...

Kinder schreiben Märchen

Author: Martina Meier

Publisher: Papierfresserchens MTM Verl.

ISBN: 3940367001


Page: 192

View: 4182

"Nichts war umsonst"

Harald Poelchau und der deutsche Widerstand

Author: Henriette Schuppener

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825893156

Category: Anti-Nazi movement

Page: 208

View: 9154

War and Media

Author: Andrew Hoskins,Ben O’Loughlin

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745638503

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 8912

The trinity of government, military and publics has been drawn together into immediate and unpredictable relationships in a "new media ecology" that has ushered in new asymmetries in the waging of war and terror. To help us understand these new relationships, Andrew Hoskins and Ben O′Loughlin here provide a timely, comprehensive and highly readable survey of the field of war and media. War is diffused through a complex mesh of our everyday media. Paradoxically, this both facilitates and contains the presence and power of enemies near and far. The conventions of so–called traditional warfare have been splintered by the availability and connectivity of the principal locus of war today: the electronic and digital media. Hoskins and O′Loughlin identify and illuminate the conditions of what they term "diffused war" and the new challenges it raises for the actors who wage and counter warfare, for their agents and mechanisms of the new media and for mass publics. This book offers an invaluable review of the key literature and presents a fresh approach to the understanding of the dynamic relationships between war and media. It will be welcomed by a broad range of students taking courses on war and media and related modules, especially in media, communication and cultural studies, politics and international relations, sociology, journalism, and security studies.


Author: Gwynne Dyer

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers

ISBN: 9780517556153

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3848

Traces the history of warfare from ancient times to the present and analyzes war as a part of society

War Hitler ein Feldherr?

der Oberste Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht im Zweiten Weltkrieg

Author: Wolfgang Ernst

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3831110573

Category: Strategy

Page: 244

View: 4535

War in the Indian Ocean

Author: Mihir K. Roy

Publisher: Lancer Publishers

ISBN: 9781897829110

Category: India

Page: 298

View: 3887

World War I


Author: Spencer Tucker,Priscilla Mary Roberts

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851094202

Category: History

Page: 1661

View: 562

Featuring a wealth of new information and the work of acclaimed scholars from around the world, this monumental resource is the new standard reference on the 20th century's most influential conflict. * 1,219 A–Z entries covering military culture and tactics for all engaged armies in unprecedented depth, describing important events (the sinking of the Lusitania, the Arab revolt), cultural and political figures (Ferdinand Foch, Wilfred Owen), geopolitical agreements (the covenant of the League of Nations), social issues (the role of religions), and much more * 175 contributors, including scholars from the United States, Britain, China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia, giving this encyclopedia an unprecedented global perspective * A separate primary source volume with 195 official documents, diary entries, and letters from all types of people involved in the war, with introductory information to place the documents in historical context * An opening section of 35 battle and locational maps providing the geographic context necessary to understand how the conflict moved and where and why the battlefield stalled * Insightful introductory essays that discuss the root causes of the war, the catalyzing events that lead to the outbreak of war, an overview of the war itself, and a discussion of the long-term impact of the war, providing context for the A–Z entries that follow * A list of comparative military ranks, glossary, historiography, and general bibliography, plus a comprehensive chronology providing researchers and readers with a sense of time and relationship between the major events of the conflict