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Bevin Alexander

Bevin Alexander is the author of eight books of military history, including How Wars Are Won, How Hitler Could Have Won World War II, and Lost Victories, which was named by the Civil War Book Review as one of the seventeen books that have most transformed Civil War scholarship. He was an adviser to the Rand Corporation for a recent study on future warfare and a participant in a recent war game simulation run by the Training and Doctrine Command of the U.S. Army. His battle studies of the Korean War, written during his decorated service as a combat historian, are... Read More

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How Hitler Could Have Won World War II
Written by Bevin Alexander
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | December 2001
$16.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-609-80844-3 (0-609-80844-3)

Most of us rally around the glory of the Allies' victory over the Nazis in World War II. The story is often told of how the good fight was won by an astonishing array of manpower and stunning tactics. However, what is often overlooked is how the intersection between Adolf Hitler's... Read more






How the South Could Have Won the Civil War
Written by Bevin Alexander
Crown Forum | Trade Paperback | November 2008
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-34600-1 (0-307-34600-5)

Destroying conventional historical wisdom, acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander reveals how the South most definitely could have defeated the North-and how close a Confederate victory came to happening. Alexander shows:

•How the Confederacy had its greatest chance to win the war just three months into the fighting-but blew it
• How the... Read more






How Wars Are Won
Written by Bevin Alexander
Crown Forum | Trade Paperback | September 2003
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4948-6 (1-4000-4948-2)

Even as we head into twenty-first-century warfare, thirteen time-tested rules for waging war remain relevant.

Both timely and timeless, How Wars Are Won illuminates the thirteen essential rules for success on the battlefield that have evolved from ancient times until the present day. Acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander’s incisive and vivid analyses... Read more






Inside the Nazi War Machine
Written by Bevin Alexander
NAL | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-451-23265-6 (0-451-23265-8)

In 1940, as Hitler plotted to conquer Europe, only one nation posed a serious threat to the Third Reich's domination: France. The German command was wary of taking on the most powerful armed force on the continent. But three low-ranking generals-Eric von Manstein, Heinz Guderian, and Erwin Rommel-were about to change... Read more






Macarthur's War
Written by Bevin Alexander
Berkley | Trade Paperback | March 2014
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-425-26121-7 (0-425-26121-2)

General Douglas MacArthur was highly skilled and world famous as a military commander. Under his leadership after World War II, Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally. But during the Korean War, in defiance of President Harry S. Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he pushed for an aggressive confrontation... Read more






Such Troops as These
Written by Bevin Alexander
Berkley | Trade Paperback | September 2015
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-425-27130-8 (0-425-27130-7)

Acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander offers a provocative analysis of Stonewall Jackson’s military genius and reveals how the Civil War might have ended differently if Jackson’s strategies had been adopted.

The Civil War pitted the industrial North against the agricultural South, and remains one of the most catastrophic conflicts in American history... Read more





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