The Enlightened Soldier

Author: Charles Edward White
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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This volume explores the essence of German military professionalism as exemplified by the nineteenth century Prussian German Staff. The study focuses on the most important Prussian military reformer--Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst, who in 1801 founded the Militarische Gesellschaft (Military Society) in Berlin. The Gesellschaft became the focal point for the transformation of the Prussian army from a robotic war machine into a modern fighting force that was instrumental in defeating Napolean in 1813 and in 1815. The author examines the following elements of this military society: its membership; the specifics of its agenda; the intellect, imagination, and habits of thought, reflection, and objective analysis of its members; Scharnhorst's particular contributions.

Command or Control

Author: Dr Martin Samuels
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135238421
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This is a comparative study of the fighting systems of the British and German armies in The Great War. Taking issue with revisionist historians, Samuels argues that German success in battle can be explained by their superior tactical philosophy. The book provides a fascinating insight into the development of infantry tactics at a seminal point in the history of warfare.

Military Education

Author: Greg Kennedy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275975975
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Often the only time a nation evaluates the education of its armed forces is during the aftermath of a great military disaster. This work brings together the ideas of international scholars, all recognized as leaders in their fields, to examine the professional military education experience of various nations during the last 250 years. Case studies of each branch of the military reveal success and failure in the past and present, with a goal of improving military education in the future.

The Tragic Vision of Politics

Author: Richard Ned Lebow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521534857
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Exploration of how ethical behaviour in international affairs advances national security.

The Impact of Napoleon

Author: Brendan Simms
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521893855
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An examination of Prussia's response to Napoleon and Napoleonic expansionism between 1797 and 1806.

Fighting Power

Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: Praeger Trade
ISBN: 9780313091575
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Analyses the performance of two key parties engaged in fighting during World War II.

Decoding Clausewitz

Author: Jon Tetsuro Sumida
Format: PDF
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A pathbreaking critique of the thought of military studies icon Carl Phillip Gottfried von Clausewitz and his magnum opus On War that illuminates why and how that work should be viewed as much more mature, coherent, innovative, and complete than suggested by previous accounts.