Encyclopedia Of Guerrilla Warfare

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Whether you are interested in the Green Berets, the campaigns of Augusto Sandino, the accomplishments of Lawrence of Arabia, the Seminole Wars in Florida, or the Russian debacle in Chechnya, look no farther than this volume. The self contained entries offer information in an easy to understand manner, with care taken to present opposing points of view.

Encyclopedia of Guerrilla Warfare covers the history of this topic from the late 18th century to the present, including topics such as wars, revolts, conflicts, movements, leaders, strategies, and concepts.

An encyclopedia of articles examining guerrilla warfare throughout the world, focusing on military tactics utilized by minority groups within a state or indigenous population to oppose the ruling government or foreign occupying forces.

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"This should interest subject specialists and general readers alike. For public and academic libraries."


Library Journal

"Recommended to students, professional researchers, and libraries for its utility, accuracy, and coverage."



"…the first reference of its kind and delves into this ancient and infamous art of war, recording its successes and failures, practitioners and opponents …. self-contained entries written in an easy to understand manner and drawing on the expertise of a military expert …. Where there is controversy, Beckett has taken care to present opposing points of view."


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"…this is a good and useful reference work and is recommended for school, college, university, and public libraries with an interest in history and current events."


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Library Journal
The author of The Amateur Military Tradition (St. Martin's, 1992) and coeditor of The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Army (1994), Beckett here does a very good job of compiling articles dealing with guerrilla warfare. The coverage, which begins in the last half of the 18th century and continues to the insurgencies of the present, deals with every topic and leader associated with guerrilla warfare. As in most good encyclopedias, there are numerous cross references and suggestions for further reading. Beckett has also included a helpful section on acronyms to prevent the "alphabet soup" problem endemic to studying guerrilla movements. A chronology of guerrilla actions since 1755 is included. This should interest subject specialists and general readers alike. For public and academic libraries.--Mark E. Ellis, Albany State Univ. Lib., Leesburg, GA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Articles ranging from a paragraph to several pages consider all aspects of irregular warfare from the late 18th century through the 20th. Cites, countries, wars, revolts, conflicts, movements, leaders, strategies, and concepts. Discusses traditional guerrilla tactics as well as recent techniques of modern insurgency and counter-insurgency. Well cross-referenced. Includes topic-specific and a general bibliographies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874369298
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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