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On Guerrilla Warfare

Author : Mao Tse-tung
ISBN : 9780486443768
Genre : History
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The first documented, systematic study of a truly revolutionary subject, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide to guerrilla warfare. It concisely explains unorthodox strategies that transform disadvantages into benefits.
Category: History

Mao Tse Tung On Guerrilla Warfare

Author : Mao Tse-Tung
ISBN : 9781786250926
Genre : History
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The Classic text on Communist Guerrilla warfare includes an excellent introduction by Brigadier General Samuel Griffith USMC who was also the translator. “In 1937 Mao...wrote a succinct pamphlet that has become one of the most influential documents of our time....the first systematic analysis of guerilla warfare...The widespread applicability of Mao’s doctrine stems from his realization of the fundamental disparity between the agrarian, peasant-based society of China and that of pre-revolutionary Russia, or any urban society....he had to employ tactics and appeals appropriate to the peasant.”
Category: History

Guerrilla Warfare

Author : Walter R. Thomas
ISBN : 0788170384
Genre : Guerrilla warfare
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Presents the author's position that an overpopulated earth, combined with the failure of governments to meet the social needs of their people, is driving disillusioned and despairing populations rapidly toward active participation in, or support of, guerrilla organizations. Although the essay is oriented toward the year 2000 and beyond, the author notes that the "emotional forces which ignite conflicts" already exist in most of the underdeveloped nations and soon will jolt more advanced societies as well. Contains a brief discussion of the operations of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, population projections and tables.
Category: Guerrilla warfare

On Guerrilla Warfare

Author : Tse-tung Mao
ISBN : 1481978543
Genre : History
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On Guerrilla Warfare is Mao's case for the extensive use of an irregular form of warfare in which small groups of combatants use mobile military tactics in the forms of ambushes and raids to combat a larger and less mobile formal army. Mao wrote the book in 1937 to convince Chinese political and military leaders that guerilla style-tactics were necessary for the Chinese to use in the Second Sino-Japanese War. The book has since become a classic and should be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about guerilla warefare and how it is effectively conducted, and anyone interested in warfare, terrorism, and revolution in general.
Category: History

Guerrilla Warfare

Author : Che Guevara
ISBN : 9781461637141
Genre : History
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Che Guevara, the larger-than-life hero of the 1959 revolutionary victory that overturned the Cuban dictatorship, believed that revolution would also topple the imperialist governments in Latin America. Che's call to action, his proclamation of "invincibility"-the ultimate victory of revolutionary forces-continues to influence the course of Latin American history and international relations. His amazing life story has lifted him to almost legendary status. This edition of Che's classic work Guerrilla Warfare contains the text of his book, as well as two later essays titled "Guerrilla Warfare: A Method" and "Message to the Tricontinental." A detailed introduction by Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies, Jr., examines Guevara's text, his life and political impact, the situation in Latin America, and the United States' response to Che and to events in Latin America. Loveman and Davies also provide in-depth case studies that apply Che's theories on revolution to political situations in seven Latin American countries from the 1960s to the present. Also included are political chronologies of each country discussed in the case studies and a postscript tying the analyses together. This book will help students gain a better understanding of Che's theoretical contribution to revolutionary literature and the inspiration that his life and Guerrilla Warfare have provided to revolutionaries since the 1960s. This volume is an invaluable addition to courses in Latin American studies and political science.
Category: History

Guerrilla Warfare

Author : Walter Laqueur
ISBN : 9781351516570
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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As the author makes clear, every book has a history; Guerrilla Warfare is no exception. Together with its sequel Terrorism (and two companion readers) it was part of a wider study: to give a critical interpretation of guerrilla and terrorism theory and practice throughout history. It did not aim at providing a general theory of political violence, nor did it give instructions on how to conduct guerrilla warfare and terrorist operations. Its aim remains to bring about greater semantic and analytic clarity, and to do so at psychological as well as political levels.While the word guerrilla has been very popular, much less attention has been given to guerrilla warfare than to terrorism - even though the former has been politically more successful. The reasons for the lack of detailed attention are obvious: guerrilla operations take place far from big cities, in the countryside, in remote regions of a nation. In such areas there are no film cameras or recorders.In his probing new introduction, Laqueur points out that a review of strategies and the fate of guerrilla movements during the last two decades show certain common features. Both mainly concerned nationalists fighting for independence either against foreign occupants or against other ethnic groups within their own country. But despite the many attempts, only in two placesAfghanistan and Chechnya were the guerrillas successful.According to Laqueur historical experience demonstrates that guerrilla movements have prevailed over incumbents only in specific conditions. Due to a constellation of factors, ranging from modern means of observation to increase in firepower. The author suggests that we may witness a combination of political warfare, propaganda, guerrilla operations and terrorism. In such cases, this could be a potent strategy for unsponsored revolutionary change. But either as social history or military strategy this work remains a crucial work of our times.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Hearts And Minds In Guerilla Warfare

Author : Richard Stubbs
ISBN : UOM:39015060547687
Genre : Political Science
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This study provides an account of the origins, course, and outcome of the Malayan Emergency, which pitted the Malayan Government against the Malayan Communist Party, its rural-based guerilla army, and their supporters. Drawing on the widest set of sources used to date, the study goes well beyond traditional analyses of the Emergency and examines not just the military but also the administrative, economic, political, and social aspects of the guerrilla war. Taking a cue from the hearts and minds approach to the counter-guerrilla warfare, the study examines the hypothesis that the battleground of any guerrilla war is the general population whose actions are crucial in deciding how the war unfolds. The author sets out in detail the evolution of the policies of the Malayan Government and the Malayan Communist Party and plots the fortune of each side as the sympathies, allegiances, and actions of the people of Malaya were influenced by the constantly changing circumstances in which they found themselves. The study concludes by assessing the extent to which the lessons from the use of the hearts and minds approach in the Emergency maybe applied in the conduct of other counter-insurgency campaigns and by examining the impact of the guerrilla warfare on the political and economic development of Malaya and Malaysia.
Category: Political Science

Encyclopedia Of Guerrilla Warfare

Author : Ian Frederick William Beckett
ISBN : 0874369290
Genre : History
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Although many consider Mao Tse Tung (Mao Zedong) and Che Guevara to be its inventors, guerrilla warfare was already old hat in biblical times.
Category: History

Guerilla Warfare Readings

Author : Dr. Franklin Mark Osanka
ISBN : 9781789121582
Genre : History
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The material in this memorandum supplements readings presented in the volume, Modern Guerrilla Warfare, edited by Franklin Mark Osanka and published in 1962, and together they will give the reader a comprehensive cross-section of the many facets of guerrilla warfare. The first two readings are a concise review of guerrilla warfare from ancient times to the present. The next three readings are devoted to Soviet guerrilla activities against the Nazis during World War II and to current Soviet emphasis on this form of warfare. The last five readings are concerned with counterinsurgency procedures and policies for the future. Atkinson argues that unconventional warfare will play an ever-increasing role in future wars.
Category: History

Trotz Alledem

Author : John Olday
ISBN : UOM:39015080470134
Genre : Anarchism
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Category: Anarchism