Bjorn Hansson

(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 61% (28 of 46)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Anniversary: 6 Aug
Birthday: 13 Jan

Interests
Boardgames, Wargames, History
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,921,192 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 46
The Blitzkrieg Legend: The Campaign in the West, 1&hellip by Karl-Heinz Frieser
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have., 9 Feb 2008
This is the definitive account of the campaign in France and Benelux 1940. Thoroughly researched, myth-busting, superb analysis, easy to read in spite of its academic complexity. Award winning in both Germany and France. Recognized as the official historical account in Germany.
A History Of Warfare by John Keegan
A History Of Warfare by John Keegan
9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Keegan sets out on a bold crusade to discredit Carl von Clausewitz and fails - miserably. Two major problems:

1) Keegan is oblivious of the fact that Clausewitz's phrase "war is a contiunation of politics by other means" is the antithesis in a dialectical argument, whose thesis is the point that "war is nothing but a duel [or wrestling match, a better translation of the German Zweikampf] on a larger scale." His synthesis, which resolves the deficiencies of these two bold statements, says that war is neither "nothing but" an act of brute force nor "merely" a rational act of politics or policy. This synthesis lies in his "fascinating trinity" [wunderliche Dreifaltigkeit]: a… Read more
A History Of Warfare by John Keegan
A History Of Warfare by John Keegan
11 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Keegan sets out on a bold crusade to discredit Carl von Clausewitz and fails - miserably. Two major problems:

1) Keegan is oblivious of the fact that Clausewitz's phrase "war is a contiunation of politics by other means" is the antithesis in a dialectical argument, whose thesis is the point that "war is nothing but a duel [or wrestling match, a better translation of the German Zweikampf] on a larger scale." His synthesis, which resolves the deficiencies of these two bold statements, says that war is neither "nothing but" an act of brute force nor "merely" a rational act of politics or policy. This synthesis lies in his "fascinating trinity" [wunderliche Dreifaltigkeit]: a… Read more

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