British military historian and strategist who helped develop modern armored warfare.

September 2010

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

Answers.com:  John Frederick Charles Fuller. 
Available online at:  http://www.answers.com/topic/john-fuller
Biographical information from several respected reference sources.

Melody, Paul E.  The Principles of War and Campaign Planning:  Is There a Connection?  Fort Leavenworth, KS, US Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, May 1990.  56 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA234494

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Bassford, Christopher.  Clausewitz in English:  The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America, 1815-1945.  New York, Oxford University Press, 1994.  293 p.
J.F.C. Fuller and Basil Liddell Hart, pp 128-143.
Book call no.:  355.020941 B319c

Carver, Michael.  The Apostles of Mobility:  The Theory and Practice of Armoured Warfare.  New York, Holmes and Meier, 1979.  108 p.  (Lees Knowles Lectures; 1979)
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.:  356.5 C331a

Citino, Robert M.  Armored Forces:  History and Sourcebook.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1994.  308 p.
See pages 33-39.  Also see index for other page references.
Book call no.:  358.18 C581a

Clausewitz and Modern Strategy, edited by Michael I. Handel.  New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 1977.  324 p.
Clausewitz, Fuller and Liddell Hart, by Jay Luvaas, pp 197-212.
Book call no.:  355.020924 C616

Dictionary of National Biography.  London, Oxford University Press, 1981.  1178 p.
Fuller, John Frederick Charles, pp 405-408.
Book call no.:  920.042 D554 Sup. 8 1961-1970

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Armament and History:  A Study of the Influence of Armament on History from the Dawn of Classical Warfare to the Second World War.  New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1945.  207 p.
Book call no.:  355.09 F96a

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Armored Warfare:  An Annotated Edition of Lectures on F.S.R. III (Operations Between Mechanized Forces).  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1983.  189 p.
Reprint of 1st American edition, Harrisburg, PA:  Military Service Publishing Co., 1943.
Book call no.:  356.5 F966a 1983

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  The Army in My Time.  London, Rich & Cowan, 1935.  246 p.
Book call no.:  355.09 42 F966a

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  British Light Infantry in the Eighteenth Century (An Introduction to "Sir John Moore's System of Training").  London, Hutchinson, 1925.  255 p.
Book call no.:  356.1 F966b

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  The Conduct of War, 1789-1961:  A Study of the Impact of the French, Industrial and Russian Revolutions on War and Its Conduct.  New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 1961.  352 p.
Book call no.:  355.09 F96c

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Decisive Battles of the U.S.A., 1776-1918.  Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press, [2007].  416 p.
Book call no.:  355.4773 F966d

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  The Decisive Battles of the Western World, and Their Influence Upon History.  London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1954-1956.  3 vols.
Book call no.:  355.48 F96d

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Decisive Battles:  Their Influence Upon History and Civilisation.  New York, Scribner, 1940.  1060 p.
Book call no.:  355.48 F96da

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  The Dragon's Teeth:  A Study of War and Peace.  London, Constable, 1932.  337 p.
Book call no.:  172.4 F95d

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Empire Unity and Defence.  Bristol, England, Arrowsmith, 1934.  300 p.
Book call no.:  355.45 F95f

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  The Foundations of the Science of War.  London, Hutchinson, [n.d.].  335 p.
This item is for use in library only -- please ask at Circulation Desk.
Book call no.:  355.48 F96f Special Collections

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Generalship, Its Diseases and Their Cure:  A Study of the Personal Factor in Command.  Harrisburg, PA, Military Service, 1936.  99 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/download/csipubs/fuller.pdf
Book call no.:  355.33 F966g

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Imperial Defence, 1588-1914.  London, Sifton, Praed, 1926.  102 p.
Book call no.:  355.45 F95i

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Lectures on F.S.R. II.  London, Sifton, Praed, 1931.  3 vols.  (Field Service Regulations)
Library has volume 2.
Book call no.:  355.3 F95L

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  A Military History of the Western World.  New York, Da Capo Press, [1987], c 1954-56.  3 vols.
Originally printed New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1954-56.
Book call no.:  355.48 F96m 1987

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Pegasus:  or, Problems of Transportation.  New York, E. P. Dutton, 1926.  95 p.
Book call no.:  385.09 F966p

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  The Reformation of War.  London, Hutchinson, 1923.  287 p.
Book call no.:  355.48 F96r

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  The Second World War, 1939-1945:  A Strategical and Tactical History.  New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1954.  431 p.
Book call no.:  940.53 F966s 1954

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Thunderbolts.  London, Skeffington & Son, 1946.  139 p.
Essays on a wide range of military topics.
Book call no.:  355.04 F966t

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Towards Armageddon:  The Defence Problem and Its Solution.  London, L. Dickson, 1937.  244 p.
Book call no.:  355.45 F95t

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  War and Western Civilization, 1832-1932:  A Study of War as a Political Instrument and the Expression of Mass Democracy.  Freeport, NY, Books for Libraries Press, [1969].  287 p.
Originally published London, Duckworth, 1932.
Book call no.:  940.28 F95w 1969

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Watchwords.  London, Skeffington & Son, 1944.  142 p.
Book call no.:  355.04 F966w

Gat, Azar.  A History of Military Thought:  From the Enlightenment to the Cold War.  Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001.  890 p.
J.F.C. Fuller and Future Warfare, pp 531-560. See index for other references.
Book call no.:  355.02 G258h

Higham, Robin.  The Military Intellectuals in Britain, 1918-1939.  New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 1966.  267 p.
The Unofficial Intellectuals:  Major-General J.F.C. Fuller, pp 42-46.
See also pp 67-81 and pp 237-243.
Book call no.:  355.0942 H638m

Liddell Hart, Basil H.  The Liddell Hart Memoirs, 1895-1983.  New York, Putnam's Sons, 1965.  2 vols.
Volume 1:  See especially pages 86-91.  Also see index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.:  355.0942 L712L v 1

Liddell Hart, Basil H.  The Tanks:  The History of the Royal Tank Regiment and Its Predecessors, Heavy Branch, Machine-Gun Corps, Tank Corps and Royal Tank Corps, 1914-1945.  New York, Praeger, 1959.  2 vols.
Volume 1:  See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.:  356.5 L712t

Luvaas, Jay.  The Education of an Army:  British Military Thought, 1815-1940.  Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1964.  454 p.
The Discordant Trumpet:  Major General J.F.C. Fuller, pp 335-375.
Book call no.:  923.542 L976e

Macksey, Kenneth.  Tank Warfare:  A History of Tanks in Battle.  New York, Stein and Day, 1971.  284 p.
Book call no.:  356.5 M159t

Makers of Modern Strategy:  From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, edited by Peter Paret and others.  Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1986.  941 p.
Sequel to Makers of Modern Strategy:  Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler.  See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.:  355.02 M235 1986

Reid, Brian Holden.  J.F.C. Fuller:  Military Thinker.  New York, St. Martin's Press, 1987.  283 p.
Book call no.:  355.00924 R353j

Reid, Brian Holden.  Studies in British Military Thought:  Debates with Fuller and Liddell Hart.  Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press, 1988.  287 p.
Book call no.:  355.02 R353s

Strategic Studies:  A Reader, edited by Thomas G. Mahnken and Joseph A. Maiolo.  New York, Routledge, 2008.  450 p.
J.F.C. Fuller's Theory of Mechanized Warfare, pp 108-119.
Book call no.:  355.02 S8984

Trythall, Anthony J.  "Boney" Fuller:  Soldier, Strategist, and Writer, 1878-1966.  New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 1977.  314 p.
Book call no.:  92 F966t

Whitehouse, Arch.  Tank:  The Story of Their Battles and the Men Who Drive Them from Their First Use in World War I to Korea.  Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1960. 
383 p.
See pages 133-136.
Book call no.:  356.5 W593t

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Grady, Walter A., Jr.  The Moral Domain of War:  A View from the Cockpit.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1993.  85 p.
"This study uses Brigadier General J.F.C. Fullerís theory of war to investigate the motivation of pilots flying in combat." -- Abstract.
Also available online at: 
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43998-1a G733m

Pellegrini, Robert P.  The Links Between Science, Philosophy, and Military Theory:  Understanding the Past, Implications for the Future.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 1997.  66 p.
Spencer and Fuller, pp 29-38.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA329077
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43998-1a P386L

Documents (Student Research)

Bilbo, Jon F.  Military Leadership:  A Classical View by Major General J.F.C. Fuller.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, April 1987.  55 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 B5951m

Matheny, Michael R.  Armor in Low Intensity Conflict:  What Is the Best Tactical Doctrine for Armor in Counterinsurgency?  Fort Leavenworth, KS, Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, December 1987.  56 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 M436a

Mosher, Alan M.  Light Armor in Deep Operational Maneuver:  The New Excalibur?  Fort Leavenworth, KS, US Army Command and General Staff College, May 1994.  68 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 M911L

Nance, Herbert T.  Influence of Major General J.F.C. Fuller on the Outcome of World War II.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, 1984.  41 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43117 N176i

Rast, Stephanie A.  The Tenth Principle.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, March 1989.  36 p.
J.F.C. Fuller on Principles of War, pp 28-31.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-83 R229t

Smith, Matthew L.  J.F.C. Fuller:  His Methods, Insights and Vision.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, US Army War College, April 1999.  31 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA363919
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 S655j

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Award of Chesney Gold Medals (to MajGen J.F.C. Fuller and Capt B.H. Liddell Hart).  Royal United Service Institute Journal 109:68-72 February 1965.

Coroalles, Anthony M.  The Master Weapon -- The Tactical Thought of J.F.C. Fuller Applied to Future War.  Military Review 71:62-72 January 1991.
Scroll down to page 62.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA252787

Fuller, J. F. C.  The Supremacy of Air Power.  Royal Air Force Air Power Review 5:150-156 Spring 2002.
Originally published in Royal Air Force Quarterly, April 1930.

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  The Changing Face of War.  Ordnance 41:772-775 March-April 1957.

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  The Military Situation.  Ordnance 43:38-40 July-August 1958.

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  Permutations of War.  Marine Corps Gazette 45:18-25 December 1961.

Fuller, John Frederick Charles.  World Revolution and War.  Ordnance 46:349-352 November-December 1961.

Hackman, W. Kent.  The 1940 Bombing of Freiburg:  Fuller and the Writing of Military History.  Aerospace Historian 25:155-158 September 1978.

J.F.C. Fuller:  Historian and Influential Military Thinker (obituary).  The Times, p 18, col 1, February 11, 1966.

Maj. Gen. J.F.C. Fuller Is Dead; Noted British Military Historian.  New York Times, p. 33, February 11, 1966.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=79295488&sid=4&Fmt=10&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=HNP

Reid, Brian Holden.  Colonel J.F.C. Fuller and the Revival of Classical Military Thinking in Britain, 1918-1926.  Military Affairs 49:192-187 October 1985.
Also available online at:  http://www.jstor.org/stable/1987541

Reid, Brian Holden.  J.F.C. Fuller and B.H. Liddell Hart--A Comparison:  Taken from '89 Lecture at the USA Command and General Staff College.  Military Review 70:64-73 May 1990.
Also available online at:  http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/p124201coll1&CISOPTR=536&filename=537.pdf

Reid, Brian Holden.  Major General J.F.C. Fuller and the Problem of Military Movement.  Armor 100:26-31 July-August 1991.

Reid, Brian Holden.  "A Signpost That was Missed"?  Reconsidering British Lessons from the American Civil War.  Journal of Military History 70:385-414 April 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=20220345&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Reid, Brian Holden.  The Tank and Visions of Future Warfare.  History Today 37:36-41 December 1987.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=4868954&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Reid, Brian Holden.  Theory from Practice:  Major General J.F.C. Fuller.  History Today 39:44-49 1989.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=8909110166&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Reid, Brian Holden.  Young Turks or Not So Young?  The Frustrated Quest of Major General J.F.C. Fuller and Captain B. H. Liddell Hart.  Journal of Military History 73:147-175 2009.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1628332931&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Searle, Alaric.  J. F.C. Fuller, Tukhachevsky and the Red Army, 1923-1941:  The Question of the Reception of Fuller's Military Writings in the Soviet Union.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 9:848-884 December 1996.

Searle, Alaric.  Was There a "Boney" Fuller after the Second World War?  Major-General J.F.C. Fuller as Military Theorist and Commentator, 1945-1966.  War in History  11:327-357 July 2004.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoah&AN=10396835&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Trythall, A. J. and Bond Brian.  The Fuller-Liddell Hart Lecture.  RUSI Journal for Defence Studies 124:21-31 March 1979.

Walters, Robert E.  Interview with General Fuller.  Marine Corps Gazette 45:26-29 December 1961.

Wilkinson, Stephen.  The Wacko Genius of Armored Warfare (Great War British Officer "Boney" Fuller Fathered the Blitzkrieg).  Military History 26:60-68 August-September 2009.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=42739584&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Wyly, Michael D.  J.F.C. Fuller:  Soldier and Historian.  Marine Corps Gazette 68:69-74 December 1984.

Zook, David H., Jr.  John Frederick Charles Fuller, Military Historian.  Military Affairs 23:185-193 Winter 1959-1960.
Also available online at:  http://www.jstor.org/stable/1984602

Zook, David H., Jr.  A Memorial Appreciation of MajGen J.F.C. Fuller.  Military Affairs 30:100-101 Summer 1966.
Also available online at:  http://www.jstor.org/stable/1983544

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