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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
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Language
eng
Summary
Sir 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 to reveal the one trait that links them all: hubris. In Greek tragedy, hubris is excessive human pride that challenges the gods and ultimately leads to the 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, to MacArthur's disastrous 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 maneuvers employed by the opposing armies in each battle, and 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. This dramatic, stylishly written history is a much-needed reflection on war from a master of his field.--Adapted from book jacket
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YDXCP
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Horne, Alistair
Dewey number
355.02/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
U21.2
LC item number
.H63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • War
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Modern
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Modern
  • War
Target audience
adult
Label
Hubris : the tragedy of war in the twentieth century, Alistair Horne
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Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 in a different form by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-355) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Control code
898052698
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062397805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)898052698
Label
Hubris : the tragedy of war in the twentieth century, Alistair Horne
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 in a different form by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Control code
898052698
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062397805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)898052698

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