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War in the Shadows: The Guerrilla in History epub ebook

by Illus. with maps,Robert B. Asprey

War in the Shadows: The Guerrilla in History epub ebook

Author: Illus. with maps,Robert B. Asprey
Category: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow (1994)
Pages: 1296 pages
ISBN: 0316912905
ISBN13: 978-0316912907
Rating: 4.4
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Categories: History\Military History. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Robert B. Asprey is a former . I SO understood the phrase, "arrogance of ignorance" when I first read these books in the late 1980's, when they were only twenty years old; that I have used it ever since. It accurately and succinctly expresses what I've encountered so frequently all of my life.

War In The Shadows book. This book is simply the best written, most comprehensive study of guerrilla/irregular warfare I have ever come across.

Robert Brown Asprey (February 16, 1923 – January 26, 2009) was an American military historian and author, noted for his books on military history published between 1959 and 2001.

War in the Shadows tells the story of the countries currently torn by armed insurgencies and clarifies the causes of each . It provides the broad viewpoint necessary for understanding them in the historical terms of guerilla warfare.

War in the Shadows tells the story of the countries currently torn by armed insurgencies and clarifies the causes of each conflict.

image All Image latest This Just In Flickr Commons Occupy Wall Street Flickr Cover Art USGS Maps. by. Asprey, Robert B. cn. Publication date. Guerrilla warfare, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.

The guerrilla in History .

The guerrilla in History Frederick the Great. the Duke of Wellington. by Robert B. (Robert Brown) Asprey. Published 1975 by Doubleday in Garden City, . Guerrilla warfare, History, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975, Vietnam War, 1961-1975. Includes bibliographies and index.

When Robert B. Asprey's War in the Shadows first appeared in 1975, it was immediately hailed as the definitive study of guerrilla warfare. Now, nineteen years and many guerrilla insurgencies later, the esteemed military historian has updated and fully revised his masterful book.

Robert Asprey's War in the Shadows is one of the best, stand alone, books on the subject of counter-guerrilla warfare

Robert Asprey's War in the Shadows is one of the best, stand alone, books on the subject of counter-guerrilla warfare. It is exceedingly comprehensive, essentially beginning with the beginning of military history and counter-guerrilla warfare. It would be one of my top three recommended books for those interested in learning about guerrilla warfare.

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Reviews (7)
Wenaiand
I SO understood the phrase, "arrogance of ignorance" when I first read these books in the late 1980's, when they were only twenty years old; that I have used it ever since. It accurately and succinctly expresses what I've encountered so frequently all of my life.

Silvermaster
This is the definitive work on guerrilla warfare. No other book covers the subject with the breadth and depth equal to this one. If you are a serious student of counterinsurgency, guerrilla warfare, unconventional warfare, 4th generation warfare, or whatever you want to call it; you will want this two-volume set on your shelf. You will read it then refer back to it again and again. This monumental study begins with guerrilla warfare in the classical age and brings you up to date through recent conflicts. I believe the first edition of this book was through America's involvement in Vietnam but subsequent editions have been expanded to include far more since that time. I can not stress the importance of this book enough for this topic. You will not be sorry to have it ready and available in your library.

Eseve
As mentioned by another reviewer, this text gives a broad overview of different instances, ranging from the classical age to the 1980's, where unconventional warfare played a prominent role in a conflict. The chapters either focus on a single conflict, most prominently the American intervention in Vietnam, or group several events based on time period. Aside from presenting interesting insight into conflict that herein were unknown or little understood by this reviewer, I found that either Mr. Asprey is deliciously cynical or history shows the sickening irony of human repetition.

Tolrajas
Read this while deployed in Iraq. Left my copy in Lion's Den for other's to read afterwards. A highly readable, engrossing dissection of Guerrilla Warfare from Alexander Great to Vietnam. On my re-read list....

Malaunitly
In depth, detailed and astonishing work about guerilla warfare throughout history. Volume II brings us the more recent conflicts and analysis.

Kikora
Bought as a gift.

Rasmus
Asprey's work is the seminal case study of the guerrilla and insurgent in warfare. His book is one of the top resources for the study and understanding of the dynamics at play in guerrilla and insurgent warfare. Though others have written on specific movements no one other than Asprey has examined them all in time and then written about what made each movement a success or failure. If you want to know what causes the movement and how to defeat the movement, this is the book you need to have read and fully understood.

This work still stands as one of the most honest and scholarly efforts to come to grips with what went wrong in Vietnam, militarily and politically. Also, it is one of the best studies of guerrilla warfare, tracing this subject from Darius and the Scythians in 512 B.C., through Hannibal and Fabian, the American Revolution, England's colonial wars, and into the 20th century and Mao Tse Tung. Thus, Asprey's book becomes a superb source for preparing for future war, incorporating the often neglected lessons of Vietnam with an in-depth perspective on the problem of a peoples' war. Wounded as a company commander on Iwo Jima, Asprey is a combat Marine as well as an Oxford scholar. He is well respected in academic circles as an author and a historian and was a protégé of Samuel Griffith. Although the original is in two volumes, the current length I believe is NOT abridged. The book however, is well justified considering the unusual effort to tie together war, society, morality, politics, the Pentagon, and U.S. industry. The psychological, moral, and physical dimensions of war are all richly covered. This book should be required reading for all soldiers fighting in counter-insurgency operations.

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