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Captain Professor: The Memoirs of Sir Michael Howard

Captain Professor: The Memoirs of Sir Michael Howard (Hardback)

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Michael Howard's ancestry, part Quaker, part German Jew, made him unpromising material for a commission in the Brigade of Guards. The three years he spent with his regiment were equally inappropriate perparation for the university chairs that he went on to hold at London, Oxford and Yale. In this autobiography he describes how these varied strands in his life came together. First there was a childhood in a world of privilege almost as remote from today as is that of the Roman Antonines. Then there came war service in Italy, a mixture of terror, tedium and Lucullan enjoyment. Finally, he was to persue an academic career in which he would pioneer the study both of war as an aspect of 'total history' and of international relations in the nuclear age. In addition to holding the Regius Chair of Modern History at Oxford he was to play a leading role in founding both the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the world-famous Department of War Studies at King's College London. His works (some translated into sizxteen languages) have him the Duff Cooper Prize,the Wolfson History Prize and the Chesney Gold Medal of the Royal United Services Institute.He ended up as a Fellow of the British Academy, a Companion of Honour and a member of the Order of Merit.

So the discordant elements in his background and experience eventually harmonized very well. Professor Sir Michael Howard was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford and Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University. Amongst his most celebrated books are The Franco-Prussian War, War in European History and The Invention of Peace.

BiographyBiography: generalHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryHistory: theory & methodsHistoriography Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 15/06/2006 ISBN-13: 9780826491251  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Professor Sir Michael Howard OM MC was Regius Professor of History at Oxford and Professor of History at Yale University. Among his most celebrated books are The Oxford History of the 20th Century (1998) and Strategic Deception in WW2 (1990)

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