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Drawing on a very wide range of unpublished and previously unexploited sources, Martin van Creveld examines the "nuts and bolts" of war. He considers the formidable problems of movement and supply, transportation and administration, often mentioned (but rarely explored) by the vast majority of books on military history. By concentrating on logistics rather than on the more traditional tactics and strategy, van Creveld is also able to offer an original reinterpretation of military history. First Edition Hb (1977): 0-521-21730-X FIrst Edition Pb (1979): 0-521-29793-1

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An examination of the `nuts and bolts' of war, the vast problems of movement and supply, transportation and administration, from the seventeenth century to the Second World War, offering, in effect, a reinterpretation of modern military history.

Synopsis:

Drawing on a range of unpublished sources, Martin van Creveld examines the specifics of war: namely, those formidable problems of movement and supply, transportation and administration mentioned by the vast majority of military history books. By concentrating on logistics rather than on more traditional tactics and strategy, van Creveld is able to offer a reinterpretation of the whole field of military history. In this new edition with a new introduction, van Creveld revisits his now-classic text, and comments in his afterword on the role of logistics in high-tech, modern warfare.

Synopsis:

Second edition of this classic work, commenting on the role of logistics in warfare.

About the Author

Martin van Creveld is a Professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University, Jersualem. His previous books include The Rise and Decline of the State (Cambridge, 1999), The Sword and the Olive: A Critical History of the Israeli Defense Force (2002), Air Power and Manoeuvre Warfare (2002), and Transformation of War (1991).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The background of two centuries; 2. 'An army marches on its stomach!'; 3. When demigods rode rails; 4. The wheel that broke; 5. Russian roulette; 6. Sirte to Alamein; 7. War of the accountants; 8. Logistics in perspective.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521546577
Other:
Creveld, Martin Van
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Other:
van Creveld, Martin
Other:
Creveld, Martin Van
Author:
Van Crevald, Martin L.
Author:
Creveld, Martin Van
Author:
van Creveld, Martin
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Logistics
Subject:
Military history, Modern
Subject:
Military art and science -- History.
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
2001-21
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 maps
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.86x5.98x.85 in. .96 lbs.

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Product details 300 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521546577 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An examination of the `nuts and bolts' of war, the vast problems of movement and supply, transportation and administration, from the seventeenth century to the Second World War, offering, in effect, a reinterpretation of modern military history.
"Synopsis" by , Drawing on a range of unpublished sources, Martin van Creveld examines the specifics of war: namely, those formidable problems of movement and supply, transportation and administration mentioned by the vast majority of military history books. By concentrating on logistics rather than on more traditional tactics and strategy, van Creveld is able to offer a reinterpretation of the whole field of military history. In this new edition with a new introduction, van Creveld revisits his now-classic text, and comments in his afterword on the role of logistics in high-tech, modern warfare.
"Synopsis" by , Second edition of this classic work, commenting on the role of logistics in warfare.
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