Nothing Less Than Victory

As Russell Miller writes in his Foreword to this extraordinary book, Nothing Less Than Victory is "the authentic story of D-Day as it has never been told before -- entirely by those who took part, on both sides.

Author: Russell Miller

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0688168450

Category: History

Page: 560

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As Russell Miller writes in his Foreword to this extraordinary book, Nothing Less Than Victory is "the authentic story of D-Day as it has never been told before -- entirely by those who took part, on both sides. It is compiled...from letters home, diaries, memoranda, official reports, and innumerable interviews with veterans in the Untited States, Canada, France, and Germany." From the exhausted American paratrooper on guard duty who can keep awake only by pulling the pin from a grenade and clutching it tightly in his hand, to the German soldier sitting in a bunker, with the enemy on the roof, helplessly radioing for orders, this extraordinary book shows the human face of one of the most dramatic events in military history.

Nothing Less than Victory

Decisive Wars and the Lessons of History John David Lewis. NOTHING LESS
LESSONS OF Front Cover.

Author: John David Lewis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691162027

Category: History

Page: 368

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The goal of war is to defeat the enemy's will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue. Nothing Less than Victory provocatively shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate. Taking an ambitious and sweeping look at six major wars, from antiquity to World War II, John David Lewis shows how victorious military commanders have achieved long-term peace by identifying the core of the enemy's ideological, political, and social support for a war, fiercely striking at this objective, and demanding that the enemy acknowledges its defeat. Lewis examines the Greco-Persian and Theban wars, the Second Punic War, Aurelian's wars to reunify Rome, the American Civil War, and the Second World War. He considers successful examples of overwhelming force, such as the Greek mutilation of Xerxes' army and navy, the Theban-led invasion of the Spartan homeland, and Hannibal's attack against Italy--as well as failed tactics of defense, including Fabius's policy of delay, McClellan's retreat from Richmond, and Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler. Lewis shows that a war's endurance rests in each side's reasoning, moral purpose, and commitment to fight, and why an effectively aimed, well-planned, and quickly executed offense can end a conflict and create the conditions needed for long-term peace. Recognizing the human motivations behind military conflicts, Nothing Less than Victory makes a powerful case for offensive actions in pursuit of peace.

Nothing Less Than Full Victory

This book is published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army.

Author: Edward Miller

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612514352

Category: History

Page: 288

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At the onset of World War II, the U.S. Army was a third-rate ground force of 145,000 with some generals who still believed in the relevance of horse cavalry. Its soldiers were untrained, its doctrine out of date, and its weapons hopelessly obsolete. Four years later, the U.S. Army was engaged in a global war with a force of more than 8 million men armed with modern weapons and equipment. Nothing Less than Full Victory is the story of how American ground troops in Europe managed to defeat one of the most proficient armies in history. The author, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, draws on his twenty years of experience in military logistics and eight years of scholarly research to examine the Army s remarkable transformation. Focusing on areas rarely considered in other books on World War II, Edward G. Miller analyzes the performance of American soldiers in the 1944 45 campaign in western Europe against a background of logistics, organization, training, and deployment. In doing so, this groundbreaking work refutes decades of assumptions to reset the historical framework for comparison of U.S. and German performance over the course of the campaign. Lieutenant Colonel Miller s skillful melding of little-known individual and small-unit combat action with the various facets of generating, deploying, and projecting power allows the reader to understand as never before the true significance of what took place. This book is published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army.

Nothing Less Than War

... 112, 114, 246, 256, 306; and New Republic, 15; and Outlook, 15; opposes total
German defeat, 29; sees need to rearm, 38, 39; opposes Bryan “cooling off”
treaties, 38; and Progressive party, 38, 202, 203, 206; favors Allied victory, 40,
306; ...

Author: Justus D. Doenecke

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813140278

Category: History

Page: 436

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When war broke out in Europe in 1914, political leaders in the United States were swayed by popular opinion to remain neutral; yet less than three years later, the nation declared war on Germany. In Nothing Less Than War: A New History of America's Entry into World War I, Justus D. Doenecke examines the clash of opinions over the war during this transformative period and offers a fresh perspective on America's decision to enter World War I. Doenecke reappraises the public and private diplomacy of President Woodrow Wilson and his closest advisors and explores in great depth the response of Congress to the war. He also investigates the debates that raged in the popular media and among citizen groups that sprang up across the country as the U.S. economy was threatened by European blockades and as Americans died on ships sunk by German U-boats. The decision to engage in battle ultimately belonged to Wilson, but as Doenecke demonstrates, Wilson's choice was not made in isolation. Nothing Less Than War provides a comprehensive examination of America's internal political climate and its changing international role during the seminal period of 1914--1917.


In fine, although victory can be hideously costly in modern war, and it invariably
achieves far less than it is intended to achieve, ... John David Lewis, Nothing
Less than Victory: Decisive Wars and the Lessons of History (Princeton:
Princeton ...

Author: Cian O'Driscoll

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192569295

Category: History

Page: 224

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Committing one's country to war is a grave decision. Governments often have to make tough calls, but none are quite so painful as those that involve sending soldiers into harm's way, to kill and be killed. The idea of 'just war' informs how we approach and reflect on these decisions. It signifies the belief that while war is always a wretched enterprise it may in certain circumstances, and subject to certain restrictions, be justified. Boasting a long history that is usually traced back to the sunset of the Roman Empire, it has coalesced over time into a series of principles and moral categories—e.g., just cause, last resort, proportionality, etc.—that will be familiar to anyone who has ever entered a discussion about the rights and wrongs of war. Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War focuses both on how this particular tradition of thought has evolved over time and how it has informed the practice of states and the legal architecture of international society. This book examines the vexed position that the concept of victory occupies within this framework.

The Devil We Knew

22 Zbigniew Brzezinski wasn't going to settle for less than victory either, although
not from neoconservative skepticism (Brzezinski being no neoconservative), but
from a belief that nothing less than victory was at all likely. The Cold War was as ...

Author: H. W. Brands

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199879960

Category: History

Page: 256

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In the late 1950s, Washington was driven by its fear of communist subversion: it saw the hand of Kremlin behind developments at home and across the globe. The FBI was obsessed with the threat posed by American communist party--yet party membership had sunk so low, writes H.W. Brands, that it could have fit "inside a high-school gymnasium," and it was so heavily infiltrated that J. Edgar Hoover actually contemplated using his informers as a voting bloc to take over the party. Abroad, the preoccupation with communism drove the White House to help overthrow democratically elected governments in Guatemala and Iran, and replace them with dictatorships. But by then the Cold War had long since blinded Americans to the ironies of their battle against communism. In The Devil We Knew, Brands provides a witty, perceptive history of the American experience of the Cold War, from Truman's creation of the CIA to Ronald Reagan's creation of SDI. Brands has written a number of highly regarded works on America in the twentieth century; here he puts his experience to work in a volume of impeccable scholarship and exceptional verve. He turns a critical eye to the strategic conceptions (and misconceptions) that led a once-isolationist nation to pursue the war against communism to the most remote places on Earth. By the time Eisenhower left office, the United States was fighting communism by backing dictators from Iran to South Vietnam, from Latin America to the Middle East--while engaging in covert operations the world over. Brands offers no apologies for communist behavior, but he deftly illustrates the strained thinking that led Washington to commit gravely disproportionate resources (including tens of thousands of lives in Korea and Vietnam) to questionable causes. He keenly analyzes the changing policies of each administration, from Nixon's juggling (SALT talks with Moscow, new relations with Ccmmunist China, and bombing North Vietnam) to Carter's confusion to Reagan's laserrattling. Equally important is his incisive, often amusing look at how the anti-Soviet struggle was exploited by politicians, industrialists, and government agencies. He weaves in deft sketches of figures like Barry Goldwater and Henry Jackson (who won a Senate seat with the promise, "Many plants will be converting from peace time to all-out defense production"). We see John F. Kennedy deliver an eloquent speech in 1957 defending the rising forces of nationalism in Algeria and Vietnam; we also see him in the White House a few years later, ordering a massive increase in America's troop commitment to Saigon. The book ranges through the economics and psychology of the Cold War, demonstrating how the confrontation created its own constituencies in private industry and public life. In the end, Americans claimed victory in the Cold War, but Brands's account gives us reason to tone down the celebrations. "Most perversely," he writes, "the call to arms against communism caused American leaders to subvert the principles that constituted their country's best argument against communism." This far-reaching history makes clear that the Cold War was simultaneously far more, and far less, than we ever imagined at the time.

The Church of England sunday school quarterly magazine

And nothing less than victory can satisfy the Christian : if he would inherit , he
must OVERCOME , Rev . xxi . 7 . But , II . THERE IS AN ASSURED VICTORY , not
through any strength of our own ( Prov . xxviii , 26 ; 2 Cor . iii . 5 ) , but through the



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Navigating the Mortgage Maze

In homebuying, you want to settle for nothing less than victory! And in refinancing,
you want to settle for nothing less than lower payments, and to be in a position to
quickly recoup your costs. Not tOO long ago, packaging yourself was a function ...

Author: Andrew Turnauer

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466881808

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 594


Navigating the Mortgage Maze is a 1996 guide to financing a home. Savvy, streetwise advice to help with your calculations! Securing a mortgage to purchase a home can be one of life's most nerve-racking experiences. Navigating the Mortgage Maze is your ultimate road map through the twists and turns of the mortgage process. Bolstered by a wealth of entertaining and instructive stories and tips, veteran mortgage professional Andrew Turnauer guides you every step of the way in acquiring a mortgage, bringing his years of experience to bear on such issues as: - assessing your financial situation and buying power - selecting the proper loan configuration - prequalifying for loans - selecting a lender or mortgage broker - improving your credit rating - maximizing your collateral, capacity, and character - minimizing the paperwork

Nothing but Victory

They were heading south, toward the enemy's stronghold, and hundreds
guessed that the intended target was nothing less than Columbus itself. Cheers
drifted across the dark water from boat to boat.42 CHAPTER FOUR Belmont AT
11:00 ...

Author: Steven E. Woodworth

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307427069

Category: History

Page: 800

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Composed almost entirely of Midwesterners and molded into a lean, skilled fighting machine by Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, the Army of the Tennessee marched directly into the heart of the Confederacy and won major victories at Shiloh and at the rebel strongholds of Vicksburg and Atlanta.Acclaimed historian Steven Woodworth has produced the first full consideration of this remarkable unit that has received less prestige than the famed Army of the Potomac but was responsible for the decisive victories that turned the tide of war toward the Union. The Army of the Tennessee also shaped the fortunes and futures of both Grant and Sherman, liberating them from civilian life and catapulting them onto the national stage as their triumphs grew. A thrilling account of how a cohesive fighting force is forged by the heat of battle and how a confidence born of repeated success could lead soldiers to expect “nothing but victory.”

Andrew Jackson

But something else emerged on that painful road back home . It was a ... What
distinguished him and basically made the difference between victory and defeat
on the battlefield was his absolute ... Nothing less than victory was acceptable .

Author: Robert V. Remini

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421413280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Available in paperback for the first time, these three volumes represent the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. Volume One covers the role Jackson played in America's territorial expansion, bringing to life a complex character who has often been seen simply as a rough-hewn country general. Volume Two traces Jackson's senatorial career, his presidential campaigns, and his first administration as President. Volume Three covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty issues with which he was faced: the nullification crisis, the tragic removal of the Indians beyond the Mississippi River, the mounting violence throughout the country over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

Victory in War

2 In January 2006, Bush said that the United States “will settle for nothing less
than complete victory.”3 Within several weeks of the start of Operation Iraqi
Freedom, Saddam Hussein's military forces were decisively defeated, and U.S.
forces ...

Author: William C. Martel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139460415

Category: Law


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For millennia, policymakers and statesmen have grappled with questions about the concept of victory in war. How long does it take to achieve victory and how do we know when victory is achieved? And, as highlighted by the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, is it possible to win a war and yet lose the peace? The premise of this book is that we do not have a modern theory about victory and that, in order to answer these questions, we need one. This book explores historical definitions of victory, how victory has evolved, and how it has been implemented in war. It also subsequently develops the intellectual foundations of a modern pre-theory of victory, and discusses the military instruments necessary for victory in the twenty-first century using case studies that include US military intervention in Panama, Libya, Persian Gulf War, Bosnia/Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Elusive Victories

As the cost of the war increased and casualties reached incomprehensible totals,
the warring governments concluded that their people would accept nothing less
than victory for the sacrifices they had made.32 Great Britain and France ...

Author: Andrew J. Polsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199942817

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

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On April 4, 1864, Abraham Lincoln made a shocking admission about his presidency during the Civil War. "I claim not to have controlled events," he wrote in a letter, "but confess plainly that events have controlled me." Lincoln's words carry an invaluable lesson for wartime presidents, writes Andrew J. Polsky in this seminal book. As Polsky shows, when commanders-in-chief do try to control wartime events, more often than not they fail utterly. In Elusive Victories, Polsky provides a fascinating study of six wartime presidents, drawing larger lessons about the limits of the power of the White House during armed conflict. He examines, in turn, Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, showing how each gravely overestimated his power as commander-in-chief. In each case, these presidents' resources did not match the key challenges that recur from war to war. Both Lincoln and Johnson intervened in military operations, giving orders to specific units; yet both struggled with the rising unpopularity of their conflicts. Both Wilson and Bush entered hostilities with idealistic agendas for the aftermath, yet found themselves helpless to enact them. With insight and clarity, Polsky identifies overarching issues that will inform current and future policymakers. The single most important dynamic, he writes, is the erosion of a president's freedom of action. Each decision propels him down a path from which he cannot turn back. When George W. Bush rejected the idea of invading Iraq with 400,000 troops, he could not send such a force two years later as the insurgency spread. In the final chapter, Polsky examines Barack Obama's options in light of these conclusions, and considers how the experiences of the past might inform the world we face now. Elusive Victories is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of presidential leadership during wartime, highlighting the key dangers that presidents have ignored at their peril.

An Enquiry After Happiness in Three Parts

Next , when I talk of victory , I fuppofe man engaged , I fuppose him encountered
by temptations and enemies ; and then I ... I am sure I may with much more
confidence affirm , that nothing less than victory can be a clear argument of
Perfestion .

Author: Richard Lucas


ISBN: UOM:39015043089922

Category: Happiness


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Public Matters

Victory: The. Rise. of. the. New. Democrats. (2004). THE DYNAMICS OF PARTY
CHANGE My task in this chapter is to explain the rise and ... Members of polit.ical
parties have strong incentives, therefore, to settle for nothing less than victory.

Author: William A. Galston

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461641490

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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After preparing to lead a quiet life as a teacher and scholar of political theory, William Galston has spent the past quarter century crossing the boundaries between academia and public life, including a two-year stint as Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy under President Clinton. Reflecting these boundary-crossings, Public Matters contains a selection of Galston's essays on politics, policy, and religion.

D Day

4 Commando (Grafton Books, 1954) McKee, Alexander, Caen: Anvil of Victory (
Souvenir Press, 1964) Meacham, Jon, Franklin and Winston: A Portrait ofa
Friendship (Random House, 2003) Miller, Russell, Nothing Less Than Victory (
Michael ...

Author: Jonathan Mayo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476772950

Category: History

Page: 304

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Told in a purely chronological style, this fascinating account vividly details the authentic stories of regular people caught up in the historical events of D-Day. June 6, 1944 was a truly historic day, but it was also a day where ordinary people found themselves in extraordinary situations... Lieutenant Norman Poole jumped from a bomber surrounded by two hundred decoy dummy parachutists. French baker Pierre Cardron led British paratroopers to his local church, where he knew two German soldiers were hiding in the confessional. Southampton telegram boy Tom Hiett delivered his first “death message” by midday. At the sound of Allied aircraft, Werner Kortenhaus of the twenty-first Panzer Division ran to collect his still damp washing from a French laundrywoman. And injured soldiers wept in their beds in a New York hospital, knowing that their buddies lay dying on the Normandy beaches. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, and oral accounts, D-Day is a purely chronological narrative, concerned less with the military strategies and more with what people were thinking and doing as D-Day unfolded, minute-by-minute. Moving seamlessly from various perspectives and stories, D-Day sets the reader in the midst of it all, compelling us to relive this momentous day in world history.

Winning Without Victory

"Our project in Italy, as far as I can see it, is nothing less than the boldest attempt
that is possible in this age, to fulfill your demands based on the Principle of
Universal Love." I turned to Tony. "Our mission gives us an opportunity to
succeed ...

Author: Rolf A. F. Witzsche


ISBN: 9781897046883

Category: Philosophy

Page: 568

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This novel presents the third of the nine-part series by Witzsche. The series is designed to explore the great renaissance principle, the Principle of Universal Love and its power to enrich humanity and uplift civilization. (Philosophy)

No Less Than Victory

Nothing wrong with that. The cold came again, the pounding in his chest, and he
could feel the plane slowing. He focused on the planes close by ignored the
other squadrons banking, sliding away to their own targets. Good luck, fellas.

Author: Jeff Shaara

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345516619

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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After the success at Normandy, the Allied commanders are confident that the war in Europe will soon be over. But in December 1944, in the Ardennes Forest, the Germans launch a ruthless counteroffensive that begins the Battle of the Bulge. The Führer will spare nothing to preserve his twisted vision of a “Thousand Year Reich,” but stout American resistance defeats the German thrust. No Less Than Victory is a riveting account presented through the eyes of Eisenhower, Patton, and the soldiers who struggled face-to-face with their enemy, as well as from the vantage point of Germany’s old soldier, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Hitler’s golden boy, Albert Speer. Jeff Shaara carries the reader on a journey that defines the spirit of the soldier and the horror of a madman’s dreams.

The Works of Edward Young

... their head , whose quills , more fatal than the porcupine ' s , threatened a
thousand deaths at once , they began to dream of nothing less than victory
complete . . Put the present reinforcement of their enemies will ture the scale
against them .

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Victory Principles

world are marching together to Victory ! I have full confidence in your courage,
devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory !
Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great
and ...

Author: Leonard Kloeber

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781614484226

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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From a longtime leader in both military and business organizations, lessons inspired by World War II history that anyone can use. This practical book explores seven essential leadership principles that all successful leaders use, drawing from the compelling story of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Learn how you can put these same principles to work today as a leader in your own organization, your community, or your personal life. Vision Innovation and Learning Capability: People and Resources Timely Decisions: AIME Decision Model Operating Principles and Values Resilience Your Team and Team Building

Amole One More Time

It was a time when the diverse peoples of our nation were drawn together by a
single purpose . Gen . Dwight D . Eisenhower described it as a " crusade . " The
nation was mobilized . Nothing less than victory was acceptable . I think of it that ...

Author: Gene Amole

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 155566217X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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For more than 20 years, Gene Amole's columns have been delighting readers of the "Rocky Mountain News". This book features a selection of those well-loved columns--his first new collection in more than ten years.