Table of Contents for Invisible Armies : An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present


Prologue: Baghdad Patrol, April 9, 2007 xvii
Book I Barbarians At The Gate: The Origins of Guerrilla Warfare
1 Ambush At Beth-Horon
1(3)
Romans vs. Jews, AD 66
2 Classical Conflicts
4(4)
The Peloponnesian War, Alexander the Great in Central Asia, the Maccabees, and the Bar Kokhba Revolt, 426 BC-AD 132
3 Uncivilized Warfare
8(5)
Tribal Wars of Mass Destruction
4 Akkad And The Origins Of Insurgency
13(3)
Mesopotamia, 2334-2005 BC
5 Catch Me If You Can
16(3)
Persians vs. Scythians, 512 BC
6 "Create A Desert"
19(7)
The Origins of Counterinsurgency in Assyria and Rome, 1100 BC-AD 212
7 Rome's Downfall
26(5)
The Barbarian Invasions, AD 370-476
8 An Eastern Way Of War?
31(3)
Ancient Chinese Warfare beyond Sun Tzu
9 Nomads And Mandarins
34(7)
Xiongnu vs. Han, 200 BC-AD 48
10 The Guerrilla Paradox
41(3)
Why the Weak Beat the Strong
11 The Tartan Rebellions
44(8)
Scotland vs. England, 1296-1746
12 War By The Book
52(7)
The Counterinsurgents' Advantage
Book II Liberty Or Death: The Rise of the Liberal Revolutionaries
13 Irregulars In The Age Of Reason
59(5)
Hussars, Pandours, and Rangers, 1648-1775
14 The American Hornets
64(16)
The Revolution against Britain, 1775-1783
15 War To The Knife
80(12)
The Peninsular War, 1808-1814
16 Black Spartacus
92(9)
The Haitian War of Independence, 1791-1804
17 Greeks And Their Lovers
101(8)
The Greek War of Independence, 1821-1832
18 Hero Of Two Worlds
109(13)
Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Struggle for Italian Unification, 1833-1872
19 Revolutionary Consequences
122(5)
The Liberal Achievement
Book III The Spreading Oil Spot: The Wars of Empire
20 The Wars That Weren't
127(5)
Why Did So Few Guerrillas Resist the European Advance?
21 The Skulking Way Of War
132(9)
The "Forest Wars" in Eastern North America, 1622-1842
22 The Winning Of The West
141(13)
Braves vs. Bluecoats, 1848-1890
23 The Winning Of The East
154(10)
The Holy War against Russia in Chechnya and Dagestan, 1829-1859
24 Dark Defiles
164(8)
The First Anglo-Afghan War, 1838-1842
25 Northwest Frontier
172(5)
Britain and the Pashtuns, 1897-1947
26 Mission Civilisatrice
177(7)
Lyautey in Morocco, 1912-1925
27 Commandos
184(14)
Britain's Near-Defeat in South Africa, 1899-1902
28 High Noon For Empire
198(7)
Why Imperialism Carried the Seeds of its Own Destruction
Book IV The Bomb Throwers: The First Age of International Terrorism
29 Suicide Knifers
205(6)
The Assassins, AD 1090-1256
30 John Brown's Body
211(7)
The Terrorist Who Helped. Start the Civil War, 1856-1859
31 The Destruction Of Reconstruction
218(8)
Ku Kluxers and the War against Civil Rights, 1866-1876
32 Propaganda By The Deed
226(9)
Anarchists, ca, 1880-ca. 1939
33 Hunting The Tsar
235(5)
The Nihilists on the Trail of Alexander II, 1879-1881
34 'An Uncontrollable Explosion"
240(6)
Socialist Revolutionaries In Russia, 1902-1917
35 Shinners And Peelers
246(14)
The Irish War of Independence, 1919-1921
36 The Terrorist Mind
260(9)
Sinners or Saints?
Book V The Sideshows: Guerrillas and Commandos in the World Wars
37 The Thirty Years' War
269(5)
Blood Brothers and Brownshirts, 1914-1945
38 The Evolution Of An Archaeologist
274(14)
"Lawrence of Arabia," 1916-1935
39 The Regular Irregulars
288(4)
The Birth of the Special Forces in World War II
40 Wingate's Wars
292(14)
A "Wayward Genius" in Palestine, Abyssinia, and Burma, 1936-1944
41 Resistance And Collaboration
306(7)
Yugoslavia, 1941-1945, and the Limits of Scorched-Earth Counterinsurgency
42 Assessing The "Supersoldiers"
313(8)
Did Commandos Make a Difference?
Book VI The End Of Empire: The Wars of "National Liberation"
43 The World After The War
321(7)
The Slipping European Grip
44 The Rise Of The Red Emperor
328(19)
Mao Zedong's Long March to Power, 1921-1949
45 Adieu At Dien Bien Phu
347(17)
The Indochina War, 1945-1954
46 "Convince Or Coerce"
364(14)
The Algerian War of Independence, 1954-1962
47 A Man And A Plan
378(11)
Briggs, Templer, and the Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
48 "A Distinctly British Approach"?
389(8)
Why the British Succeeded-at Least Sometimes
Book VII Radical Chic: The Romance of the Leftist Revolutionaries
49 Two Sides Of The Coin
397(3)
The Guerrilla Mystique in the 1960's-1970's
50 The Quiet American
400(7)
Edward Lansdale and the Huk Rebellion, 1945-1954
51 Creating South Vietnam
407(6)
Lansdale and Diem, 1954-1956
52 The Other War
413(14)
The Limitations of Firepower In Vietnam, 1960-1973
53 M-26-7
427(13)
Castro's Improbable Comeback, 1952-1959
54 Foco Or Loco?
440(10)
Che's Quixotic Quest, 1965-1967
55 The Children Of '68-D '48
450(10)
The Raid on Entebbe and the Terrorism of the 1970's
56 Arafat's Odyssey
460(15)
What Terrorism Did and Did Not Achieve for the Palestinians
57 Left Out, Or Rebels Without A Cause
475(6)
The End of the (Marxist) Affair in the 1980's
Book VIII God's Killers: The Rise of Radical Islam
58 Fifty Days That Shook The World
481(4)
Tehran, Mecca, Islamabad, and Kabul, November 4-December 24, 1979
59 Russia's Vietnam
485(16)
The Red Army vs. the Mujahideen, 1980-1989
60 The A Team
501(14)
The "Party of God" in Lebanon, 1982-2006
61 The Terrorist Internationale
515(14)
Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, 1988-2011
62 Carnage In Mesopotamia
529(6)
Al Qaeda in Iraq since 2003
63 Counterinsurgency Rediscovered
535(12)
David Petraeus and the Surge, 2007-2008
64 Down And Out?
547(4)
The Failures and Successes of the Global Islamist Insurgency
Epilogue: Meeting In Marjah, October 23, 2011 551(6)
Implications: Twelve Articles, Or The Lessons Of Five Thousand Years 557(12)
Appendix: The Invisible Armies Database 569(22)
Acknowledgments 591(2)
Notes 593(50)
Bibliography 643(66)
Index 709