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The Resource Margin of victory : five battles that changed the face of modern war, Douglas Macgregor

Margin of victory : five battles that changed the face of modern war, Douglas Macgregor

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Margin of victory : five battles that changed the face of modern war
Title
Margin of victory
Title remainder
five battles that changed the face of modern war
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Macgregor
Title variation
Five battles that changed the face of modern war
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Margin of Victory Douglas Macgregor tells the riveting stories of five military battles of the twentieth century, each one a turning point in history. Beginning with the British Expeditionary Force holding the line at the Battle of Mons in 1914 and concluding with the Battle of 73 Easting in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, [this book] establishes a connection among these clashes and teaches its readers an important lesson about how future battles can be won. Emphasizing military strategy, force design, and modernization, Macgregor links each of these seemingly isolated engagements thematically. At the core of his analysis, the author reminds the reader that to be successful, military action must always be congruent with national culture, geography, and scientific-industrial capacity. He argues that strategy and geopolitics are ultimately more influential than ideology. Macgregor stresses that if nation-states want to be successful, they must accept the need for, and the inevitability of, change. The five dramatic battles in this book, rendered in vivid detail by lively prose, offer many lessons on the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war. -- Inside jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D431
LC item number
.M26 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Margin of victory : five battles that changed the face of modern war, Douglas Macgregor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mission impossible: The Battle of Mons, 1914 -- War without end: The Battle of Shanghai, 1937 -- Reversal of fortune: The destruction of Army Group Center, 1944 -- Enemy at the gate: counterattack across the Suez, 1973 -- Lost victory: Desert Storm and the Battle of 73 Easting, 1991 -- Conclusion: America's margin of victory in the twenty-first century
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781612519968
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015046174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)927363795
Label
Margin of victory : five battles that changed the face of modern war, Douglas Macgregor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mission impossible: The Battle of Mons, 1914 -- War without end: The Battle of Shanghai, 1937 -- Reversal of fortune: The destruction of Army Group Center, 1944 -- Enemy at the gate: counterattack across the Suez, 1973 -- Lost victory: Desert Storm and the Battle of 73 Easting, 1991 -- Conclusion: America's margin of victory in the twenty-first century
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 268 pages
Isbn
9781612519968
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015046174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)927363795

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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