This 12-volume set contains titles originally published between 1957 and 1992. International in scope, the set looks at security and military history covering several battles, particularly the first and second world wars. Highlighting the difference between theory and practice, it also explores the people involved in the policy making and strategy of war, and the leaders tasked with carrying those decisions out.
Table of Contents
1. The Birth of Independent Air Power: British Policy in the First World War Malcolm Cooper (1986); 2. Douglas Haig, 1861-1928 Gerard J. DeGroot (1988); 3. Decision by Default: Peacetime Conscription and British Defence 1919-39 Peter Dennis (1972); 4. Saratoga: The Decisive Battle Rupert Furneaux (1971); 5. Studies in Secret Diplomacy: During the First World War W. W. Gottlieb (1957); 6. The Commanders: Australian Military Leadership in the Twentieth Century D. M. Horner (Ed.) (1984); 7. High Command: Australia's Struggle for an Independent War Strategy 1939-1945 David Horner (1992); 8. Warfare in the Twentieth Century: Theory and Practice Colin McInnes & G. D. Sheffield (Eds) (1988); 9. Strategy Without Slide-Rule: British Air Strategy, 1914-1939 Barry D. Powers (1986); 10. Swords and Covenants Adrian Preston & Peter Dennis (1976); 11. War and State Making: The Shaping of the Global Powers Karen A. Rasler & William R. Thompson (1989); 12. Effects of Chemical Warfare: A Selective Review and Bibliography of British State Papers Andy Thomas, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (1985).
Multivolume collection by leading authors in the field.