Guerrilla Warfare: A Historical, Biographical, and Bibliographical Sourcebook

Synopsis

From the Carolina Swamp Fox to the Afghan Mujahideen, this book analyzes 40 guerrilla struggles across five continents, profiles important figures, and gives extensive bibliographical information. With an emphasis on causes and effects, Part I surveys all major guerrilla struggles and many less well known wars from the American Revolution to 20th century post-colonial conflicts. Drawing a distinction between guerrilla warfare and terrorism, the author focuses on guerrilla activity. He seeks answers to such questions as the genesis and context of an insurgency and what factors are common to many conflicts. Part II profiles guerrilla chieftains, military commanders, government officials, party leaders, and theorists who exerted notable influence.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996