List of military writers


List of military writers

This is a list of military writers, alphabetical by last name.

See also list of military theorists.
* Herodotus
* Thucydides
*Aeneas Tacticus
* Xenophon
*Polyaenus
* Vegetius
* Leo VI the Wise, Byzantine emperor ("Taktika")
* Niccolò Machiavelli ("The Prince")
* Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz
* Zeng Gongliang (曾公亮), Ding Du (丁度), and Yang Weide ("Wujing Zongyao", 1044 AD)
* Heinz Guderian
* Che Guevara (foco theory)
* Antoine de Jomini
* Shen Kuo ("Dream Pool Essays")
* John Knox Laughton
* T. E. Lawrence
* B. H. Liddell-Hart
* Robert Greene ("The 33 Strategies of War", "The 48 Laws of Power")
* Stephen B. Luce
* Mao Zedong
* Alfred Thayer Mahan
* Maurice, Byzantine Emperor and traditional author of the military treatise "Strategikon".
* Maurice of Nassau
* Billy Mitchell
* François-Henri de Montmorency
* Ardant du Picq
* Wu Qi (died 381 BC; "Wuzi")
* Hugh Trenchard
* Sigismund von Schlichting
* Alexander Suvorov
* Eduard Totleben
* Sebastien le Prestre de Vauban
* Julius von Verdy du Vernois
* H. G. Wells
* Garnet Wolseley
* André Beaufre
* Miyamoto Musashi ("The Book of Five Rings")
* Bernard Brodie
* Lucien Poirier
* Henry Kissinger
* Pierre Marie Gallois
* Comte de Guibert
* Ferdinand Foch
* Michel Ney
* Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus ("De Re Militari")
* Erwin Rommel ("Infantry Attacks.The Tank in Attack")
* Mikhail Tukhachevsky
* Zhuge Liang, famous strategist from The Three Kingdoms era ("Thirty-Six Stratagems")
* Khalid ibn Walid
* Napoleon I of France
* Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
* Arthur Currie
* Jiao Yu and Liu Ji ("Huolongjing")
* Wang Xiangsui and Quia Lang, ("Unrestricted Warfare", 1999)

* Ailleret, Charles
* Allinson, Sidney Canadian military historian and historical novelist, author of and .
* Bayo, Alberto, Latin American Revolutionary, author of "A Manual of Guerilla Warfare".
* Bendell, Don, author "Crossbow", "The B-52 Overture", "Valley of Tears", "Snake-Eater", as well as modern military thriller "Criminal Investigation Detachment".
* von Bernhardi, Friedrich
* Bloch, Ivan
* Boyd, John
* F. de Brack
* Brecher, Gary, author of "War Nerd".
* Bregman, Ahron, author of several books on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
* Boyd, John, inventor of the OODA Loop or decision cycle.
* Bustin, Steven, author of "Humble Heroes: How the USS Nashville CL43 Fought WWII".
* Carr, Caleb, Military historian, author of "Lessons of Terror," "The Devil Soldier," and others.
* Ward Carroll, editor of Military.com, author of "Punk's War,""Punk's Wing," "Punk's Fight," "The Aide," and "Militia Kill."
* Lazare Carnot
* Chanakya, author of "Arthashastra".
* Robert M. Citino, author of "German Way of War", "Quest for Decisive Victory", "Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm", "Death of the Wehrmacht" and several others.
* Clancy, Tom, author of "Rainbow Six", "Splinter Cell", "Net Force," others.
* Charles E. Callwell, author of "", first published 1906.
* Clausewitz, Carl von, general and author of "On War".
* Menno van Coehoorn
* John Colomb
* Corbett, Julian, Edwardian British Naval theorist author of "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", rough contemporary of Mahan.
* Martin van Creveld, proponent of an expanded theory of war.

* Julian Corbett
* Giulio Douhet
* Dragomirov, Mikhail, the most celebrated Russian military theoretician.
* Du Picq, Ardant, french military theorist and author of "Battle Studies".
* Edwards, Jeff, author of "Torpedo".
* Ercilla, Alonso de y Zúñiga, author of "La Araucana".
* Frontinus, Sextus Julius , author of the "Stratagemata".
* Fuller, J.F.C., theoretician of tank warfare.
* Frederick II of Prussia
* Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnamese general responsible for success of the Vietnamese in the Vietnam war; was decisive in the victory at Dien Ben Phu.
* Goltz, Colmar Freiherr von der, 19th century general and theorist.
* Guderian, Heinz, German General, Developed principles of Blitzkrieg, author of "Achtung Panzer!"
* Guevara, Ernesto Che, Argentinian revolutionary, diary outlined the guerrilla war being fought in Bolivia.
* Hart, B.H. Liddell, proponent of the "indirect approach", influential on all 20th century military thinking.
* Michael Johns, foreign policy and national security analyst and writer.
* Jomini, Antoine Henri, general, wrote on the Napoleonic Wars including "Precis de l'Art de la Guerre" ("Precis on the Art of War") and "Traité des grandes opérations militaires" ("Treatise on Grand Military Operations").
* Josephus wrote The Wars of the Jews
* Keegan, John, Military historian.
* Howard Kippenberger, New Zealand General and military historian.
* Leonhard, Robert, Military theorist.
* Luttwack, Edward, Theorist, identified the 'Dynamic Paradox' of strategy.
* John Frederick Maurice (1841-1912), soldier, military writer
* Mao Zedong, Chinese leader and guerrilla theorist.
* Machiavelli, Niccolo, political theorist, author of "The Prince" and "Dell'arte della guerra" ("The Art of War").
* Mahan, Alfred Thayer, naval strategist.
* Mahan, Dennis Hart, Military theorist and Engineering professor at West Point, father of Alfred Thayer Mahan, wrote "Advanced Guard, Outpost and Detachment Service of Troops, with essential Principles of Strategy and Grand Tactics" commonly known as "Outpost".
* Marighella, Carlos, Brazilian "urban guerrilla", wrote "Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla".
* Martin, Tyrone G., USS "Constitution" expert.
* Moore, Robin, wrote "The Hunt for Bin Laden: Task Force Dagger".
* Rommel, Erwin, German Field Marshal during WWII, noted for his book "Infantry Attacks" ("Infanterie greift an") and armored battle theory.
* Rosenberg, Arthur, political historian, wrote "A history of Bolshevism from Marx to the first Five years' plan".
* Ryan, Cornelius, wrote "The Longest Day", "A Bridge Too Far".
* Schalk, Emil, "Summary of the Art of War".
* Schlichting, Sigismund von, 19th century infantry theorist.
* Simpkin, Richard, Military theorist.
* Strachan, Hew, Military historian.
* Alexander Suvorov, generalissimo and author of "The Science of Victory".
* Sun Tzu, general and author of "The Art of War".
* Sun Bin, claimed descent from Sun Tzu, and was considered Sun Tzu II. Author of "Sun Bin Bing Fa".
* Verdy du Vernois, Julius von, 19th century general and theorist.
* West, Bing, Military historian.
* Miyamoto Musashi, feudal Japan (circa 15th century) author of The Book of Five Rings.
* Flavius Arrianus Xenophon, known as Arrian in English, author of Anabasis Alexandri "The Campaigns of Alexander the Great".
* Tsunetomo, Yamamoto, author of Hagakure.
* Macgregor, Douglas.

See also

* Lists of authors
* Military history
* List of authors in war
* List of military theorists


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