The Resource Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002, Stephen L. Weigert

Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002, Stephen L. Weigert

Label
Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002
Title
Angola
Title remainder
a modern military history, 1961-2002
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Weigert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This study is the first comprehensive assessment of warfare in Angola to cover all three phases of the nation's modern history: the anti-colonial struggle, the Cold War phase, and the post-Cold War era. It is also the first to cover, in detail, the final phase of warfare in Angola, 1998-2002, culminating in Jonas Savimbi's death and the signing of the Luena Accord. Author Stephen Weigart offers a controversial account of the strategy of guerrilla warfare employed by the Unita insurgency as well as an assessment of the role and significance of leadership in insurgency. He challenges the conventional view of Jonas Savimbi as a 'student of Mao Zedong' and demonstrates that his strategy of guerrilla warfare represented a more complex and nuanced adaptation of additional influences, notably Colonel George Grivas of the 1950s Cyprus insurgency. Moreover, this account also urges the reader to consider Savimbi's 'charisma' as a character trait which blinded and distracted many from a more sober assessment of his political inclinations (reformer or revolutionary) and his abilities as a military commander"--
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Weigert, Stephen L
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1405
LC item number
.W45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola
  • Savimbi, Jonas Malheiro
  • Savimbi, Jonas Malheiro
  • União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola
  • Civil War (Angola : 1975-2002)
  • Revolution (Angola : 1961-1975)
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Krieg
  • Guerrilla warfare
Label
Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002, Stephen L. Weigert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The quest for a strategy of guerrilla warfare (1961-1965) -- Asian strategies and Angolan realities (1966-77) -- Guerrilla and conventional warfare (1978-90) -- From peace to War and back (1991-2002) -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780230117778
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011014071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)703209402
  • (OCoLC)ocn703209402
Label
Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002, Stephen L. Weigert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The quest for a strategy of guerrilla warfare (1961-1965) -- Asian strategies and Angolan realities (1966-77) -- Guerrilla and conventional warfare (1978-90) -- From peace to War and back (1991-2002) -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780230117778
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011014071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)703209402
  • (OCoLC)ocn703209402

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