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Art, Science and Technology of War

Core Texts:

  • Griffith, Samuel B. (Trans./Ed.), Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1963
  • Handel, Michael I., Masters of War:  Sun Tzu, Clausewitz and Jomini, Frank Cass, London, 1992
    Library Location 355(091) HAN
  • Howard, Michael and Peter Paret (Trans./Ed.), Carl von Clausewitz:  On War, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1976
    Library Location 355 CLA
  • Jomini, Antoine Henri de, The Art of War, Presidio, Novato, CA, 1992
    Library Location 355 JOM
    E-Book available via Project Gutenberg
  • Liddell Hart, B.H., Strategy, 2nd Ed, Penguin Books, New York, 1991
    Library Location 355.43 LID
  • Paret, Peter, Makers of Modern Strategy:  From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1986
    Library Location 355.43 MAK
  • Rooney, David, Guerrilla:  Insurgents, Patriots and Terrorists from Sun Tzu to Bin Laden, Brassey’s UK, London, 2004
    Library Location 355.425 ROO
  • Tzu, Sun, The Art of War (Ed. Ralph D. Sawyer), Barnes & Noble, New York, 1994.
    Library Location 355.422 TZU
    Alternative edition E-Book available via Project Gutenberg


Additional Texts:

  • Avant, Deborah, “From Mercenary to Citizen Armies:  Explaining Changes in the Practice of War,” International Organization, vol. 54, no. 1, Winter 2000, pp. 41-72
    Available via Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
  • Bellamy, Christopher, The Evolution of Modern Warfare:  Theory and Practice, London, 1990
    Library Location 355.42 BEL
  • Bellamy, Christopher, Knights in White Armour:  The New Art of War and Peace, Pimlico, London, 1997
    Library Location 355.357 BEL
  • Bellamy, Christopher, Spiral through Time:  Beyond Conflict Intensity, Strategic & Combat Studies Institute Occasional, No. 35 London, August 1998
    Library Location Ground Floor Journals
  • Benbow, Tim, The Magic Bullet?  Understanding the Revolution in Military Affairs, Brassey’s, London, 2004
    Library Location 355.02 BEN
  • Biddle, Tami Davis, Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare:  The Evolution of British and American Ideas about Strategic Bombing, 1914-1945, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2004
    Library Location 355.469 BID
  • Bobbitt, Philip, The Shield of Achilles, Penguin, London, 2004
    Library Location 355 BOB
  • British Defence Doctrine, Joint Warfare Publication 0-01 (2nd Ed.), the Joint Doctrine and Concepts Centre (JDCC)
    Library Location 355.02(410) BRI; Available via MoD website
  • Brodie, Bernard, Strategy in the Missile Age, Princeton, 1965
    Library Location 355.43 BRO
  • Bull, Stephen, Military Technology and Innovation, Greenwood Press, 2004
    Library Location 623(031) BUL
  • Callwell, Charles, Small Wars:  Their Principles and Practice, 1896, Nebraska, 1996.
    Library Location 355.425 CAL
  • Corbett, Julian, Some Principles of Maritime Strategy (1911), London, 1988
    Library Location 355.462 COR
    E-Book available via Project Gutenberg
  • Clodfelter, Mark, The Limits of Air Power, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1989
    Library Location 355.48(73)"1961-1975" CLO
  • Creveld, Martin L. van, Technology and War from 2000 B.C. to the Present, Free Press, New York, 1989
    Library Location 355:623.4 CRE
  • Creveld, Martin L. van, The Transformation of War, New York, 1991
    Library Location 355 CRE
  • Douhet, Giulio, Command of the Air, Office of Air Force History, Washington D.C., 1983
    Library Location 355.469 DOU
  • Durch, William J. (Ed.), The Evolution of UN Peacekeeping:  Case Studies and Comparative Analysis, New York, 1993
    Library Location 355.357 EVO
  • Finn, Christopher (Ed.), Effects Based Warfare:  Proceedings of a Conference held in May 2002, Joint Doctrine & Concepts Centre, The Stationery Office, London, 2003
    Library Location 355.43 EFF
  • Freedman, Lawrence, The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy, London, 1982
    Library Location 355.43:623.454.8 FRE
  • Freedman, Lawrence, The Revolution in Strategic Affairs, Adelphi Paper, No. 318, Oxford, April 1998
    Library Location Ground Floor Journals Available through Taylor & Francis Informaworld
  • Freedman, Lawrence, Kennedy’s Wars:  Berlin, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam, Oxford University Press, 2000
    Library Location 973:92 FRE
  • Fuller, John F.C., The Conduct of War 1789-1961:  A Study of the Impact of the French, Industrial and Russian Revolutions on War and its Conduct, London, 1972
    Library Location 355 FUL
  • Fuller, J. F. C., The Foundations of the Science of War, Hutchinson & Company, London, 1925
    E-Book available via the Combined Arms Research Library
  • Gorshkov, Sergey, The Seapower of the State (1976), Pergamon, 1979
  • Gray, Colin, The American Revolution in Military Affairs:  An Interim Assessment, SCSI Occasional No. 28, 1997
    Library Location Ground Floor Journals
  • Gray, Colin, Modern Strategy, Oxford, 1999
    Library Location 355.43 GRA
  • Gray, Colin, Another Bloody Century:  Future Warfare, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005
    Library Location 355 GRA
  • Handel, Michael I., Masters of War:  Classical Strategic Thought, (3rd revised and expended edition), Frank Cass, London, 2001
    Library Location 355(091) HAN
  • Holmes, Richard, Firing Line, London, 1994
    Library Location 355 HOL
  • Holmes Richard (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Military History, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001
    Library Location 355(031) OXF
  • Holmes, Richard, Acts of War:  The Behavior of Men in Battle, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003
    Library Location 355 HOL
  • Howard, Michael, The Continental Commitment:  The Dilemma of British Defence Policy in the Era of the Two World Wars, Harmondsworth, Pelican, 1974
    Library Location 355.02(41):327 HOW
  • Howard, Michael, The Invention of Peace, Profile Books, London, 2000
    Library Location 355.01 HOW
  • Kahn, Herman, On Thermonuclear War, Princeton and Oxford, 1960
    Library Location 623.454.87 KAH
  • Keegan, John, The Face of Battle:  A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme, Penguin, London, 1976
    Library Location 355 KEE
  • Keegan, John, A History of Warfare, London, 1993/1994
    Library Location 355 KEE
  • Kennedy, Paul, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, New York, 1987
    Library Location 355.02:33 KEN
  • Kitson, Frank, Low Intensity Operations, London, 1971
    Library Location 355.425 KIT
  • Kuhn, Thomas S., The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) (2nd Ed.), Chicago, 1970
    Library Location 5:1:3 KUH
  • Liddell Hart, Basil, Great Captains Unveiled (1927), Bath, 1971
    Library Location 92:355 LID
  • Liddell Hart, Basil, The Ghost of Napoleon:  A History of Military Thought from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century, London, 1933
  • Liddell Hart, Basil, The Strategy of Indirect Approach (4th Ed.), London, 1967
  • Ludendorff, Erich von, The Nation at War (1935), (Trans. A Rapoport), London, 1936
  • Mahan, A.T., Retrospect and Prospect, Sampson, Low, Marston, London, 1902
  • Mahan, Alfred Thayer, Naval Strategy, Compared and Contrasted with Principles and Practice of Military Operations on London, London, 1911
  • Matthews, Ron and John Treddenick, Managing the Revolution in Military Affairs, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2001
    Library Location 355.02 MAT
  • Mitchell, General William, American Air Service in the World War, Part I:  Organizing for Victory, presented by the Great War Society
  • Miksche, Ferdinand Otto, Attack!:  A Study of Blitzkrieg Tactics, New York, 1942, (also published in London as Blitzkrieg)
    Library Location Armstrong Collection (Storage) (355.422)
  • Miksche, Ferdinand Otto, Atomic Weapons and Armies, London, 1955
    Library Location Armstrong Collection (Storage) (623.454.87)
  • Murray, Williamson and Mark Grimsley, “Introduction:  On Strategy,” in Williamson Murray, Macgregor Knox and Alvin Bernstein, (Eds.), The Making of Strategy: Rulers, States and War, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994)
    Library Location 355.43 MAK
  • Overy, Richard, Russia’s War, London, 1998
    Library Location 940.53(47) OVE
  • Overy, Richard, Why the Allies Won, London, 1996
    Library Location 940.542.1 OVE
  • Roberts, Michael, “The Military Revolution 1560-1660,” Essays in Swedish History, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1967, pp. 195-225;
  • Shukman, David, Tomorrow’s War: The Threat of High-Technology Weapons, Harcourt Brace, New York, 1996
    Library Location 623.4 SHU
  • Simpkin, Richard, Race to the Swift:  Thoughts on Twenty-First Century Warfare, London, 1985
    Library Location 355”313” SIM
  • Sokolovskiy, Vladimir, Soviet Military Strategy, (3rd Ed. 1968), (Trans./Ed. Harriet Fast Scott and William F. Scott,) London, 1975
    Library Location Armstrong Collection (Storage) (355.02(47):355.43)
  • Smith, General Sir Rupert, The Utility of Force:  The Art of War in the Modern World, Penguin Books Ltd. (Allen Lane), London, 2005
    Library Location 355 SMI
  • Stephens, Alan, “The True Believers:  Airpower between the Wars,” The War in the Air 1914-1994, Edited by Alan Stephens, in cooperation with the RAAF Aerospace Centre, Air University Press, 2001
    Library Location 355.469 WAR
  • Strachan, Hew, The First World War:  Vol. I to Arms, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001
    Library Location 940.3 STR
  • Till, Geoffrey, Seapower:  A Guide for the 21st Century, Frank Cass, London, 2004
    Library Location 355.462 TIL
  • Till, Professor Geoffrey, The Transformation of Seapower and the New World Order, Pointer Journal, vol. 30, no. 1, 2004
  • Tolstoy, Leo, War and Peace, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1982
    Library Location 947 TOL
    E-Book available via Project Gutenberg
  • Vallance, Andrew, G.B., The Air Weapon:  Doctrines of Air Power, Strategy and Operational Art, Macmillan, London, 1996
    Library Location 355.469 VAL
  • Warden. John A. III, The Air Campaign, National Defense University Press, Washington D.C., 1988
    Library Location 355.469 WAR