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Williamson Murray (1941–2023)

Autor/a de A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War

38+ obres 2,112 Membres 24 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Williamson Murray is an American historian and author. He served in the United States Air Force, taught at a variety of universities, worked as a consultant, and has authored numerous works on history and strategic studies, the most recent being the highly acclaimed: A Savage War: A Military mostra'n més History of the Civil War (Princeton University Press). mostra'n menys

Inclou el nom: Williamson R. Murray

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Crèdit de la imatge: Williamson Murray [credit: Hoover Institution]

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Obres de Williamson Murray

A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War (2000) — Editor — 476 exemplars
Military Innovation in the Interwar Period (1996) — Editor — 209 exemplars
The Making of Strategy: Rulers, States, and War (1994) — Editor — 148 exemplars
The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050 (2001) — Editor — 146 exemplars
The Iraq War: A Military History (2003) 107 exemplars
The Second World War (1988) — Editor — 57 exemplars
The First World War (1987) — Editor — 54 exemplars
Luftwaffe (1985) 50 exemplars
The Iran-Iraq War: A Military and Strategic History (2014) — Autor — 31 exemplars
Calculations (1992) 20 exemplars
Air War in the Persian Gulf (1995) 17 exemplars
Future Warfare: Anthology (1999) 12 exemplars
German Military Effectiveness (1992) 9 exemplars

Obres associades

What If? 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (2001) — Col·laborador — 1,032 exemplars
Japanese Intelligence in World War II (2009) — Pròleg — 46 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1996 (1996) — Author "Did Strategic Bombing Work?" and "Tactical Exercises: The First Night" — 28 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1995 (1995) — Author "Armageddon Revisited" — 22 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1989 (1989) — Author "What Took the North So Long" and "Strategic View: Thueydides on Strategy" — 19 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1992 (1992) — Author "Barbarossa" — 18 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1989 (1989) — Author "Hitler's Uncontained Revolution" and "The Strategic View: Napoleon's Flawed Legacy" — 17 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1991 (1991) — Author "Crete" — 16 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1994 (1994) — Author "Overlord" — 16 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1990 (1990) — Author "The Battle of Britain: How Did "The Few" Win?" — 15 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (1998) — Author "What a Taxi Driver Wrought" — 15 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1990 (1990) — Author "The Strategic View: Dismantling Bismark" — 14 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1991 (1991) — Author "In Review: The Athenian Churchill" — 14 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1993 (1992) — Author "The Strategic View: Misreading Mahan" — 14 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1997 (1997) — Author "Dien Bien Phu" and "Strategic View: There Goes Brussels . . ." — 13 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2008 (2008) — Author "In Review: To the Threshold of Power, 1922/33" — 12 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1990 (1990) — Author "The Strategic View: The Wehrmacht's Wishful Thinking" — 11 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1997 (1997) — Author "The Gulf War as History" — 11 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2003 (2003) — Author "In Review: An Army at Dawn" — 10 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2000 (2000) — Author "A World in the Balance" — 9 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2006 (2006) — Author "In Praise of Sam Grant" — 9 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2002 (2002) — Author "Ultra: Misunderstood Allied Secret Weapon" — 8 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2003 (2003) — Author "Needless D-Day Slaughter" — 8 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2007 (2007) — Author "In Review: Absolute Destruction" — 8 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 2002 (2001) — Author "Churchill's Lonely Campaign" — 7 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2006 (2006) — Author "In Review: Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945" — 7 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2004 (2004) — Author "Flawed Triumph" — 5 exemplars

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The book analyzes in some detail the effectiveness of the entire German Military, which includes mainly the Luftwaffe and the Heer. The author did not discuss the Kriegsmarine much at all. That being said, the majority of the book focuses on the Luftwaffe, and their overall strategy, which the author claims (I think rightly) that the main Luftwaffe strategy was strategic in character, and he makes a good argument that tactical bombing only became important to the Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War. In fact, when WWII started, the Luftwaffe had very few tactical bombers, as most of their bombers could be considered short range Strategic bombers. The author only focuses a couple of chapters on the Heer, and mostly he agrees that the Germans were absolutely head and shoulders above anyone else in terms of operational strategy and tactics. He especially focuses on the extensive reports that the Heer wrote after the end of the Polish campaign as the Heer tried to fix the many glaring faults that popped up during the campaign. Needless to the say, the Heer was then that much more effective during the next campaigns. Where the author excoriates the Germans was on their lack of a coherent strategic strategy, which only makes sense if one realizes that the Germans were holding out hope that the Allies would NOT declare war on the Germans when they invaded Poland. When France and Great Britain did declare war on the Germans, every decision from then on was a quick decision, and not planned out in depth. Overall, this is an excellent book, and the author backs up his analysis with tons of data and evidence, much of it found in the original German archives. Highly, highly recommended!!… (més)
 
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MnManstein | Jun 14, 2024 |
Pages 1-142, 262-335, and 374-483 were assigned readings for WWII in Europe Case Study in S&W at the NWC. This served as my core text and primary reference material for my paper on Allied Strategy. This quote from the preface was central to helping me formulate my argument, "the greatest advantage the Allies enjoyed over the Axis was the capacity to make strategic decisions that balanced ends against means" (pg x).

From the syllabus: Murray and Millett’s narrative history of the Second World War focuses on the operational level of war. The selections assigned cover the entire war in Europe from its inception in September 1939 until the surrender of Germany in May 1945.… (més)
 
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SDWets | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 11, 2023 |
Desde que terminó la segunda guerra mundial se han publicado innumerables estudios sobre los más diversos aspectos del conflicto. Lo que se echaba en falta era una visión global que sintetizase estas investigaciones, y esa ha sido la tarea a la que han dedicado décadas de trabajo los profesores Murray y Millett, dos de los máximos especialistas mundiales en el campo de la historia militar. El resultado es una soberbia visión de conjunto que servirá de obra de referencia para los estudiosos, pero que ha sido concebida, ante todo, pensando en el lector medio, que encontrará en estas páginas el apasionante relato de una de las mayores tragedias de la historia de la humanidad. No en vano ha dicho el general Vessey, que presidió el Joint Chiefs of Staff de los Estados unidos: «Me propongo decir a mis nietos que si quieren entender la segunda guerra mundial y la generación que combatió en ella, deben leer este libro».… (més)
 
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Natt90 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 27, 2023 |
Almost as soon as airplanes were invented, military strategists realized their potential. As early as the First World War planes served as scouts, fighters, and bombers--and by World War II all the advanced states had large military air forces dedicated to bombardment. Starting with the less-than-perfect aircraft that flew over Europe in 1915, which caused countless deaths, see how technology developed between the wars; the early campaigns of WWII; air battles on the Eastern front; the defeat of the Luftwaffe; and sky combat in the Pacific.… (més)
 
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MasseyLibrary | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 10, 2022 |

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Obres
38
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29
Membres
2,112
Popularitat
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Valoració
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Ressenyes
24
ISBN
168
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5
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