The Resource Hubris : the tragedy of war in the twentieth century, Alistair Horne

Hubris : the tragedy of war in the twentieth century, Alistair Horne

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Hubris : the tragedy of war in the twentieth century
Title
Hubris
Title remainder
the tragedy of war in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Alistair Horne
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years. In this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles that changed the course of the twentieth century and reveals the one trait that links them all: hubris. In Greek tragedy, hubris is excessive human pride that challenges the gods and ultimately leads to total destruction of the offender. From the Battle of Tsushima in the Russo-Japanese War of 1905 to Hitler's 1941 bid to capture Moscow, and from the disastrous American advance in Korea to the French surrender at Dien Bien Phu, Horne shows how each of these battles was won or lost due to excessive hubris on one side or the other. In a sweeping narrative written with his trademark erudition and wit, Horne provides a meticulously detailed analysis of the ground manoeuvres employed by the opposing armies in each battle. He also examines the strategies, leadership, preparation and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders, to show how devastating combinations of human ambition and arrogance led to overreach. Making clear the danger of hubris in warfare, his insights hold resonant lessons for civilian and military leaders navigating today's complex global landscape. A dramatic, colourful and stylishly written history, HUBRIS is an essential reflection on war from a master of his field
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Horne, Alistair
Dewey number
355.02/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tsushima, Battle of, 1905
  • Khalkhin Gol, Battle of, Mongolia, 1939
  • Moscow, Battle of, Moscow, Russia, 1941-1942
  • Midway, Battle of, 1942
  • Dien Bien Phu, Battle of, ?ie??n Bie?n Phu?, Vietnam, 1954
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • War
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Modern
  • Battles
Target audience
adult
Label
Hubris : the tragedy of war in the twentieth century, Alistair Horne
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
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  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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Contents
Part I: Tsushima, 1905. The new century ; Port Arthur ; Into Manchuria ; Odyssey, followed by Iliad ; The battle at sea ; Peace -- Part II: Nomonhan, 1939. Japan goes sour ; Zhukov, Sorge, Tsuji ; The incident -- Part III: Moscow, 1941. General Summer ; General Winter -- Part IV: Midway, 1942. The Kido Butai -- Fortune tilts -- Part V: Korea and Dien Bien Phu, 1950-1954. The American Caesar ; Echoes of Verdun
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxix, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297867623
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Hubris : the tragedy of war in the twentieth century, Alistair Horne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: Tsushima, 1905. The new century ; Port Arthur ; Into Manchuria ; Odyssey, followed by Iliad ; The battle at sea ; Peace -- Part II: Nomonhan, 1939. Japan goes sour ; Zhukov, Sorge, Tsuji ; The incident -- Part III: Moscow, 1941. General Summer ; General Winter -- Part IV: Midway, 1942. The Kido Butai -- Fortune tilts -- Part V: Korea and Dien Bien Phu, 1950-1954. The American Caesar ; Echoes of Verdun
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxix, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297867623
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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