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European Armies and the Conduct of War

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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 and the impact of the United Sta
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Published January 1st 1988 by Routledge (first published September 15th 1983)
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Apr 06, 2015 Rob rated it liked it
This was not a bad book by any means, but it was a very dry book that was very hard to get through at times. In terms of readership this is aimed at academic or very serious audiences who are looking for a strong overview of European military strategy and the development of it. Since this books is more about the strategy than anything else the details about surrounding events can be a bit thin at times (i.e. you are expected to know them from elsewhere) but from that standpoint it does a good ...more
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This is a wonderful and concise account of how European's conception of land warfare shifted. It is not a minute study of tactics nor strategy, but a work that considers them on the whole. Strachan is at his best in describing the limitations of the figures involved and he is thankfully lacking in the tacit jingoism of most British military historians.
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Hew Strachan was born and brought up in Edinburgh, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 2003 and awarded an Hon. D.Univ., (Paisley) 2005. He is also Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was successively Research Fellow, Admissions Tutor and Senior Tutor, 1975-92. From 1992 to 2001 he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow, and from ...more
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