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Sir Michael Eliot Howard, OM, CH, CBE, MC, FBA (born 29 November 1922) is a British military historian, formerly Chichele Professor of the History of War and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University, and Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University.

Howard was educated at Wellington College and Christ Church, Oxford (with service in World War II in between).

During the Second World War, Howard was commissioned in the Coldstream Guards and fought in the Italian Campaign. He was twice wounded and won a Military Cross at Salerno.

After Oxford, Howard began his teaching career at King's College London, where he created the department of war studies. From his position at King's he was one of the Britons most influential in developing strategic studies as a discipline that brought together government, military, and academia to think about defence and national security more broadly and deeply than had been done before. He was one of the founders of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. From his family, education, and service in the Guards he had extensive connections at the higher levels of British society, and he worked them astutely to further his intellectual goals. He had close connections in the Labour Party but was also consulted as an advisor by Margaret Thatcher.

Howard is best known for expanding military history beyond the traditional campaigns and battles accounts to include wider discussions about the sociological significance of war. In his account of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, Howard looked at how the Prussian and French armies reflected the social structure of the two nations. He has also been a leading interpreter of the writings of the German military thinker Carl von Clausewitz, including preparing the leading translation of On War with the American historian Peter Paret. In addition, in both his inaugural and concluding lectures as Regius Professor, and in his popular and influential War in European History, Howard has stressed the difference between traditional military history, which seeks to identify easily applicable lessons for the present from the history of past wars and military campaigns, and his own approach, which stresses the uniqueness of the historical past and the impossibility of deriving such lessons to guide modern strategic and tactical choices.

In 1985 he delivered the Huizinga Lecture in the Dutch city of Leiden, under the title: 1945: End of an Era

Howard helped found the Department of War Studies and the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King's College London. He is currently president emeritus of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, which he also helped to establish, and a fellow of the British Academy. Sir Michael was knighted in 1986 and was appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour in 2002 and to the Order of Merit in 2005.

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Total Books: 175
East Anglian Witches and Wizards
2017 - East Anglian Witches and Wizards [Witchcraft of the British Isles] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781945147128
ISBN-10: 1945147121
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality
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The Actor Uncovered
2017 - The Actor Uncovered (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781621535492
ISBN-10: 1621535495
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment
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Business and Company Law Legal English Dictionary and Exercise Book
2015 - Business and Company Law Legal English Dictionary and Exercise Book [Legal English Dictionaries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781517598020
ISBN-10: 1517598028
Genre: Reference
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Business and Company Law Legal English Dictionary
2015 - Business and Company Law Legal English Dictionary [Legal English Dictionaries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781517598044
ISBN-10: 1517598044
Genre: Reference
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Drafting Commercial Contracts Vocabulary Series
2014 - Drafting Commercial Contracts Vocabulary Series [Legal Study E-Guides] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781500987275
ISBN-10: 1500987271
Genres: Reference, Law
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Liber Nox A Traditional Witch's Gramarye
2014 - Liber Nox a Traditional Witch's Gramarye (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781908011855
ISBN-10: 1908011858
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Otherwise Occupied Letters Home from the Ruins of Nazi Germany
2010 - Otherwise Occupied Letters Home From the Ruins of Nazi Germany (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906964412
ISBN-10: 1906964416
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Van Gogh His Life  Works in 500 Images
2010 - Van Gogh His Life Works in 500 Images (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780754819547
ISBN-10: 075481954X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Part of History Aspects of the British Experience of the First World War
2010 - Part of History Aspects of the British Experience of the First World War (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781441155306
ISBN-10: 1441155309
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Modern Wicca A History From Gerald Gardner to the Present
2010 - Modern Wicca a History From Gerald Gardner to the Present (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780738715889
ISBN-10: 0738715883
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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24 Deadly Sins of Software Security Programming Flaws and How to Fix Them
War in European History
2009 - War in European History (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780199546190
ISBN-10: 0199546193
Genre: History
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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He Made Me King and From My Soul I Hear These Cries
2008 - He Made Me King and From My Soul I Hear These Cries (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781434390325
ISBN-10: 1434390322
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War and the Liberal Conscience
2008 - War and the Liberal Conscience [Second Edition - Columbia/Hurst] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780231700481
ISBN-10: 0231700482
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Secret Societies Their Influence and Power from Antiquity to the Present Day
Liberation or Catastrophe Reflections on the History of the Twentieth Century
2007 - Liberation or Catastrophe Reflections on the History of the Twentieth Century (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781847251596
ISBN-10: 1847251595
Genre: History
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Delivering Carrier Ethernet Extending Ethernet Beyond the LAN
Like a Bruised Apple A Collection of Poems and Short Fiction
2007 - Like a Bruised Apple a Collection of Poems and Short Fiction (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780595466696
ISBN-10: 0595466699
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Textiles of the Highland People of Burma
2007 - Textiles of the Highland People of Burma (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789744800664
ISBN-10: 9744800666
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The First World War A Very Short Introduction
2007 - The First World War a Very Short Introduction [Very Short Introductions] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780199205592
ISBN-10: 0199205590
Genre: History
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Empires Nations and Wars
2007 - Empires Nations and Wars [Spellmount Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781862273726
ISBN-10: 1862273723
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2007 - Writing Secure Code for Windows VIsta [Pro - Step By Step Developer] (Paperback)
2006 - Israel and the Arab World [Adelphi Papers] (Hardcover)
2003 - Whistler [History & Techniques of the Great Masters] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Clausewitz a Very Short Introduction [Very Short Introductions] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - Runes (Paperback)
1996 - Incense Candle Burning [Paths to Inner Power] (Paperback)
1996 - Lights in the World Leader's Manual [Lynx Interactive Training Courses] (Paperback)
1996 - Lights in the World Workbook [Lynx Interactive Training Courses] (Paperback)
1995 - Understanding Runes Their Origins and Magical Power [Aquarian Paths to Inner Power] (Paperback)
1993 - Gauguin [Eyewitness Art S.] (Hardcover)
1984 - The Causes of War [Counterpoint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1983 - Nuclear Weapons and the Preservation of Peace [E.Rathbone Memorial Lecture] (Paperback)
1978 - War and the Liberal Conscience the George Trevelyan Lectures in the University of Cambridge 1977 [George Macaulay Trevelyan lectures in the university of Cambridge ; 1977] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1978 - War and the Nation State [Inaugural Lectures] (Paperback)
1975 - British Way in Warfare [Neale Lecture] (Paperback)
1972 - Studies in War [A Viking Compass Book] (Paperback)Hardcover
Grand Strategy Vol 4 [History of Second World War / U.K. Military History] (Hardcover)
British Intelligence in the Second Volume 5 [History of the Second World War - Vol 5] (Hardcover)Hardcover
The Treasures of Monet [Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris] (Hardcover)
Aboriginal Power in Australian Society [Studies in society & culture series] (Paperback)Paperback
Clausewitz on War [A Bradley lecture series publication] (Paperback)
Magic of the Runes [Paths to Inner Power] (Paperback)
History and Techniques of the Great Masters [A Quarto book - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback