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This profile was last updated on 4/27/07  and contains information from public web pages.

Emeritus Professor of History

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Local Address:  Michigan , United States
University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor , Michigan 48109
United States

Company Description: About the University of Michigan: The University of Michigan, with its size, complexity, and academic strength, the breadth of its scholarly resources, and the...   more

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Professor Emeritus of History
    University of Michigan , Ann Arbor
  • Historian


  • Ph.D.
    Princeton University
  • M.A.
    University of Vermont
42 Total References
Web References
Michigan War Studies Review, 27 Mar 2007 [cached]
John Shy, The University of Michigan
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation S Fellows Page, 15 Feb 2007 [cached]
John Willard Shy, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Michigan: 1969.
Michigan War Studies Review - book reviews, literature surveys, essays, and commentary, 2 Dec 2008 [cached]
John Shy
John Shy is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After graduate study at the University of Vermont (M.A.) and Princeton University (Ph.D.), he taught at Princeton before joining the Michigan faculty in 1968. His published works include A People Numerous and Armed: Reflections on the Military Struggle for American Independence (1976; revised ed. 1990) and "Jomini" in Makers of Modern Strategy (1986). The lecture was delivered on 5 January 2008 at the American Historical Association meeting in Washington, D.C. and first published in the Journal of Military History 72 (2008) 1033-46. It is reproduced here by the kind permission of the Society for Military History.
Michigan War Studies Review - book reviews, literature surveys, original essays, and commentary in the field of military studies, 1 May 2015 [cached]
Jomini thought deeply about military campaigns and strategy and, in 1838, published his most famous work, Summary of the Art of War.[3] Still widely studied by military officers and planners today, the book, according to the prominent military historian John Shy, qualifies Jomini as the "founder of modern strategy.
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