Germany at War [4 volumes]: 400 Years of Military History

Germany at War [4 volumes]: 400 Years of Military History

by David T. Zabecki Ph.D. (Editor)


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Written by experts for use by nonexperts, this monumental work probes Germany's "Genius for War" and the unmistakable pattern of tactical and operational innovation and excellence evident throughout the nation's military history.

• Pulls together all the historical military threads that resulted in modern Germany

• Examines wars, battles, leaders, weapons, and strategy and tactics

• Features contributors from 14 countries, including official historians from America, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Estonia

• Offers biographies of selected German military leaders who made significant contributions in non-German wars, such as Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Christian von Zweibrücken, and Johann Gottlieb Rall (American Revolution) and Carl Schurz (American Civil War)

• Includes 77 original documents, more than half of which were translated into English for the first time for this encyclopedia

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598849806
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Pages: 1797
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Major General David T. Zabecki, PhD, U.S. Army (Retired) is an honorary senior research fellow in war studies at Britain's University of Birmingham.

What People are Saying About This

Dr. Spencer C. Tucker

"A truly outstanding reference work, this encyclopedia treats the military history of Germany from the start of the Thirty Years' War in 1618 to the present. Edited by distinguished military historian General David Zabecki, it has more than 1,000 entries with the latest scholarship on key individuals, battles, and campaigns. It also covers influential books, strategy and tactics, and key weapons systems. Also included are 77 key documents. The German military has played a highly influential role in the histories of Europe and the world, and this work should be of great interest to scholars and students alike."

Williamson Murray

"David Zabecki has once again provided a first-class contribution for both scholars and students of German military history. In this case Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History represents a wonderful source and reference book for the past 400 years in which Germany has been at the center of European conflicts. It also provides a number of primary source documents that should prove very useful to history teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Originally aimed at libraries, Germany at War represents much more—a work that students and scholars will find of great use in their own home libraries."

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history

"Sweeping, comprehensive, and meticulous. Germany at War is an authoritative reference work for any reader interested in the tragic, compelling history of German conflicts during the past four centuries."

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