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Overview

This pioneering study focuses on the experiences and writings of the surprisingly large number of Prussian, British, and French military observers who witnessed the Civil War firsthand. Luvaas's fascinating account reveals why they came, what they wrote, what their armies learned (or failed to learn) from their reports, and how their writings influenced later European military theorists.

For this edition, Luvaas has added a thoughtful introduction that analyzes why some "military lessons" are learned and others ignored and examines the extent to which such lessons can be applied to subsequent conflicts.

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Reprint. Originally published in 1959 by the Univ. of Chicago Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700603794
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 11/28/1988
  • Series: Modern War Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Fog of War

2. The English Observers

3. The German Observers

4. The French Observers

5. The View from England, 1861-86

6. The View from Germany, 1861-1914

7. The View from France, 1861-1914

8. The Henderson Legacy

9. The Postwar View: A New Approach

10. Conclusion

Appendix A. A Work of Fiction

Appendix B. Analysis of Cavalry Operations

Index

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