David Stone - Author

About the Author

David Stone is a former British army infantry officer. Much of his service was in Germany, both with and alongside soldiers of the Bundeswehr in peacetime and on operations. He became a military historian in 2002, and is the author of the authoritative works Hitler's Army: The Men, Machines and Organisation, 1939-1945 (2009) and Fighting for the Fatherland: The Story of the German Soldier from 1648 to the Present Day (2006). Richard Holmes described the latter as 'the most comprehensive and accessible account of the German soldier ever published in English.' His other titles include the acclaimed 'First Reich' (2002), Battles in Focus: Dien Bien Phu (2004), Wars of the Cold War (2004) and War Summits (2005). He also wrote Cold War Warriors (1998) and was a consultant and co-author of World War II Chronicle (2007).

Featured books by David Stone

The Kaiser's Army The German Army in World War I

The Kaiser's Army The German Army in World War I

Author: David Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

The book deals in considerable detail with the origins and creation of the German army, examining the structure of power in German politics and wider society, and the nation's imperial ambitions, along with the ways in which the high command and general staff functioned in terms of strategy and tactical doctrine. The nature, background, recruitment, training and military experiences of the officers, NCOs and soldiers are examined, while personal and collective values relating to honour, loyalty and conscience are also analysed. There is also an evaluation of all aspects of army life such as conscription, discipline, rest & recuperation and medical treatment. In addition the army's operations are set in context with an overview of the army at war, covering the key actions and outcomes of major campaigns from 1914 to 1918 up to the signature of the Armistice at Compiegne. For anyone seeking a definitive reference on the German Army of the period - whether scholar, historian, serving soldier or simply a general reader - this remarkable book will prove an invaluable work.

Other books by David Stone

Ilion

Ilion

Author: David Stone Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2017

A woman who launched a thousand ships. A man whose honor could not go avenged. A war for control. For 10 years the wars waged, for love, for beauty, for honor, for money.

Hollywood Sound Design and Moviesound Newsletter A Case Study of the End of the Analog Age

Hollywood Sound Design and Moviesound Newsletter A Case Study of the End of the Analog Age

Author: David Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/08/2016

As film students and younger fans experience Big Hollywood Sound in Imax presentations and digital theaters, many are also discovering action and adventure movies made well before they were born. There is a legacy to be enjoyed in the sound of these films: Blockbuster movies of the `80's, and `90's are notable for the extraordinarily dramatic impact of their sound mixing, and the way in which it could immerse audiences in a surrounding space. During this period, a small group of sound professionals in Hollywood wrote and published a critical journal about the craftsmanship, new technology, and changing aesthetics that excited conversation in their community. Their work has been edited and compiled here for the first time. David Stone is a sound editor, a veteran of roughly 100 Hollywood feature films, such as Gremlins, Top Gun, Die Hard, Speed, and Ocean's 11. He was a Supervising Sound Editor for projects as varied as Predator, Edward Scissorhands, Beauty and the Beast, Batman Returns, City Slickers 2, and Dolores Claiborne. He has collected Golden Reel awards for Best Sound Editing five times, and won the 1992 Academy Award (R) for best Sound Effects Editing, for his supervising work on Bram Stoker's Dracula. In 2015, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival in California. Stone is now a Professor and former Chair of Sound Design at Savannah College of Art and Design. Between 1989 and 1994, he was the editor of Moviesound Newsletter, which was published by Vanessa Ament. Dr. Vanessa Theme Ament is the author of The Foley Grail, and a contributor to Sound: Dialogue, Music, and Effects (the Silver Screen Series). She is on the steering committee for Cinesonika, an international film festival and conference. A veteran Foley artist, sound editor, and voice actor from Los Angeles, she also writes and sings jazz, and is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, and the Editors Guild. She worked on Die Hard, sex, lies, and videotape, Platoon, Predator, Edward Scissorhands, Beauty and the Beast, Noises Off, and A Goofy Movie, and many other films. Dr. Ament received her Ph.D. in Communication, in the area of Moving Image Studies, from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and is presently the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Endowed Chair Professor of Telecommunications, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Hands of an Angel, Mind of a Demon, Heart of a Saint: True Stories from a 10 Year Paramedic

Hands of an Angel, Mind of a Demon, Heart of a Saint: True Stories from a 10 Year Paramedic

Author: David Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2016

A heart-wrenching account of one medic's journey through the sorrow of managing the emergencies of others. This tell-all story will put you on the front line of the reality of street paramedicine. From gruesome and violent encounters to making split-second decisions which may have cost a life, experience the emotional struggle our responders have to deal with on a daily basis. Through the highs and lows of his career, ten-year Paramedic David Stone doesn't hold back as he tells of the circumstances which haunted him and eventually drove him out of the career...and why it was all worth it in the end. Ride front seat with this thrill-packed memoir encompassing over a decade of true stories from the medic who experienced it.

European Union Design Law

European Union Design Law

Author: David Stone Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2016

Over ten years after the beginning of the Community Registered Designs system of the European Union (EU), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and European courts continue to grapple with many of the new legal concepts introduced, making this a complex and fluctuating area of law. This new edition of the highly-respected English-language text offers a concise, accessible and highly readable volume covering the complete design law of the EuropeanUnion. It offers a concise history of the legislation's development and aims, tracing the introduction of fundamental changes to the protection of industrial and ornamental designs throughout the EU. This is followed by a detailed and comprehensive examination of the interpretations provided by OHIM, the Court of Justice and General Court, and the Community Design Courts of EU Member States. The book quotes primary legal provisions in context, supported by extensive citation of case law from the Courtof Justice, OHIM and many European jurisdictions. Chapters cover topics including the definition of terms, the system of courts and tribunals with jurisdiction for Community design disputes, overlap with other intellectual property rights, exclusions from protection, the right to the Community design, interpreting designs, disclosure, invalidity of prior design and novelty arguments, the procedure of OHIM, infringement and applicable defences, jurisdictional issues, and the Design Directive. European Union Design Law: A Practitioners' Guide is an essential reference text for practitioners throughout the European Union and beyond.

European Union Design Law

European Union Design Law

Author: David Stone Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2016

Over ten years after the beginning of the Community Registered Designs system of the European Union (EU), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and European courts continue to grapple with many of the new legal concepts introduced, making this a complex and fluctuating area of law. This new edition of the highly-respected English-language text offers a concise, accessible and highly readable volume covering the complete design law of the EuropeanUnion. It offers a concise history of the legislation's development and aims, tracing the introduction of fundamental changes to the protection of industrial and ornamental designs throughout the EU. This is followed by a detailed and comprehensive examination of the interpretations provided by the OHIM, Court of Justice and General Court, and the Community Design Courts of EU Member States. The book quotes primary legal provisions in context, supported by extensive citation of case law from the OHIMand many European jurisdictions. Chapters cover topics including the definition of terms, the system of courts and tribunals with jurisdiction for Community Design disputes, overlap with other intellectual property rights, exclusions from protection, the unification of design rights across the EU, the right to the Community Design, assessment and invalidity of prior design and novelty arguments, the procedure of the OHIM, infringement and applicable defences, jurisdictional issues, and the Design Directive. European Design Law: A Practitioner's Guide is an essential reference text for practitioners throughout the European Community.

European Union Design Law A Practitioners' Guide

European Union Design Law A Practitioners' Guide

Author: David Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Over ten years after the beginning of the Community Registered Designs system of the European Union (EU), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and European courts continue to grapple with many of the new legal concepts introduced, making this a complex and fluctuating area of law. This new edition of the highly-respected English-language text offers a concise, accessible and highly readable volume covering the complete design law of the European Union. It offers a concise history of the legislation's development and aims, tracing the introduction of fundamental changes to the protection of industrial and ornamental designs throughout the EU. This is followed by a detailed and comprehensive examination of the interpretations provided by OHIM, the Court of Justice and General Court, and the Community Design Courts of EU Member States. The book quotes primary legal provisions in context, supported by extensive citation of case law from the Court of Justice, OHIM and many European jurisdictions. Chapters cover topics including the definition of terms, the system of courts and tribunals with jurisdiction for Community design disputes, overlap with other intellectual property rights, exclusions from protection, the right to the Community design, interpreting designs, disclosure, invalidity of prior design and novelty arguments, the procedure of OHIM, infringement and applicable defences, jurisdictional issues, and the Design Directive. European Union Design Law: A Practitioners' Guide is an essential reference text for practitioners throughout the European Union and beyond.

The Kaiser's Army The German Army in World War I

The Kaiser's Army The German Army in World War I

Author: David Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

The book deals in considerable detail with the origins and creation of the German army, examining the structure of power in German politics and wider society, and the nation's imperial ambitions, along with the ways in which the high command and general staff functioned in terms of strategy and tactical doctrine. The nature, background, recruitment, training and military experiences of the officers, NCOs and soldiers are examined, while personal and collective values relating to honour, loyalty and conscience are also analysed. There is also an evaluation of all aspects of army life such as conscription, discipline, rest & recuperation and medical treatment. In addition the army's operations are set in context with an overview of the army at war, covering the key actions and outcomes of major campaigns from 1914 to 1918 up to the signature of the Armistice at Compiegne. For anyone seeking a definitive reference on the German Army of the period - whether scholar, historian, serving soldier or simply a general reader - this remarkable book will prove an invaluable work.

Cloned Genes

Cloned Genes

Author: David Stone Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2012

Twilight of the Gods The decline and fall of the German General Staff in World War II

Twilight of the Gods The decline and fall of the German General Staff in World War II

Author: David Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2011

When Hitler enabled the transformation of the Truppenamt into the general staff in 1935, General Beck saw an opportunity to re-establish a command of great power and influence that would act as a stabilising influence on Germany as a whole. Such a vision ran directly contrary to Hitler's ideology, however, setting up a tension that continued to ferment throughout the war, culminating in the assassination attempt on the Fuhrer by an internal resistance movement in 1944. In this new and comprehensive study, acclaimed author David Stone analyses the strengths and flaws of the command system, showing that the gradual marginalisation of the Army high command in favour of Hitler's own staff - including Himmler's SS - was rooted in the fact that the general staff both underestimated and misunderstood the true nature of the National Socialist movement that had gained control of Germany by 1933. He also examines the successes of the general staff in the context of the many trials and tribulations they faced as part of the Nazi war machine. Presenting an original interpretation of Germany at war, we get a picture of an organisation at the heart of Axis military planning, which was intentionally complicated by Hitler.

AQA Functional English Student Book: Pass Level 2

AQA Functional English Student Book: Pass Level 2

Author: David Stone Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2010

This book is designed to help students to achieve a Level 1 and Level 2 Pass in the Functional Skills English assessments in Reading, Writing and Speaking, Listening and Communication. Focusing on supporting every student. Supports the needs of each student by providing guidance, activities and teaching on the key skills for students aiming for Level 1 and Level 2. The 'Test Zone' and 'Pass Level 2' features give students ongoing advice on improving their performance, with a wealth of tips, and sample answers with commentary.

Hitler's Army 1939-1945 The Men, Machines and Organisation

Hitler's Army 1939-1945 The Men, Machines and Organisation

Author: David Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2009

'I swear by God this sacred oath that I shall render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, the Fuhrer of the German Reich, supreme commander of the armed forces, and that I shall at all times be prepared, as a brave soldier, to give my life for this oath.' (German armed forces oath of loyalty, instituted 2 August 1934) This extensively illustrated new title from renowned historian, David Stone, describes and analyses every significant aspect of the rise and fall of 'Hitler's Army' within the Wehrmacht from 1933 to 1945, including its creation, organisation, weapons, equipment, training and tactics. The book also considers its conduct in battle and its strengths and weaknesses, together with the motivation, lifestyle, performance and nature of its officers and soldiers, both prior to and during the conflict. Hitler's Army is an essential reference for anyone seeking a definitive explanation and analysis of one of Europe's most formidable fighting forces. It is also a balanced and indispensable aid for those wishing to understand how the much vaunted and apparently unbeatable German army that went to war in 1939 and so speedily achieved military pre-eminence in Europe, was consigned just over five years later to total military defeat and the ignominy of unconditional surrender in a devastated, demoralised and shattered Germany.

Venetian Judgment

Venetian Judgment

Author: David Stone Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2009

Deception in the CIA, historical intrigue, and blood in the streets--Micah Dalton returns in the stunning new novel by the New York Timesbestselling author.Unabridged CDs * 9 CDs, 11 hours

Orpheus Deception

Orpheus Deception

Author: David Stone Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2008

CIA cleaner Micah Dalton returns for another go-round of the international espionage, government cover-ups, and high-intensity pursuit that have cemented this series in the best of spy fiction.The Orpheus Deception opens with a breathtaking assassination attempt on the rainy streets of Venice that sets CIA agent Micah Dalton on a collision course with a vengeful Serbian warlord. Picking up where The Echelon Vendetta left offwith Dalton on the run from the CIAthis ';Venetian incident' with the Serbian attackers ultimately leads to a tangled web of conspiracies. Dalton tries to uncover the links among an act of brutal piracy in the South China Sea, the disappearance of a CIA agent, and an elusive ship known only as Orpheus. As he seeks to unlock the shattering secret that binds such deceptions together, Dalton is once again ensnared in an international chase that takes him from Venice to Singapore to Washington, D.C., and finally to a violent confrontation with Serbian terrorists in the port of Chicago.

Hotel Veronica

Hotel Veronica

Author: David Stone Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2006

When Martin Lawrence starts his journey of recovery from alcoholism he is not on his own. He has a supportive family and a team of professionals to help him. But he also has a host of painful memories, stretches of time he can remember nothing about and half a million pounds in his bank account that isn't his. As he struggles to come to terms with his past, make sense of the present and build plans for the future he collects a colourful array of friends and enemies in an adventure, told at breakneck speed, that is as heartwarming as it is disturbing.

Fighting for the Fatherland The Story of the German Soldier from 1648 to the Present Day

Fighting for the Fatherland The Story of the German Soldier from 1648 to the Present Day

Author: David Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2006

This work traces and analyses the evolution of the German fighting man and the army in which he served during three and a half centuries. It sets his patriotism against his cultural background and against the ever-changing national imperatives of the time. His cultural legacy encompassed the romanticised Teutonic legends of Germanic mythology and of the mighty Rhine. There were also the more immediate and pragmatic imperatives of national survival in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which reinforced Germany's emerging awareness of its national identity, precipitating the heady brew of spectacular military victories and imperialist aspirations which dominated the following century. But then came the pervasive and misplaced - but irresistibly attractive in post-Versailles 1930s Germany - lure of National Socialism: a perverse path, which subsequently resulted in the divided and Allied-occupied German state of 1945, after a conflict which proved to be both the zenith and the nadir of his military fortunes. Finally, yet another culture with its very different social and wider priorities today underwrites the new post-Cold War Bundeswehr of reunified Germany. This new work by a former soldier seeks out and analyses the true nature of the German soldier: his motivation, his preparation for war, his conduct in battle, and all those aspects of his training, organisation, leadership, and lifestyle which may indicate why these fighters 'fur Gott und Vaterland' have consistently proved to be so formidable, and why they have had such a pronounced impact upon European and world history during the last 350 years.

Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture

Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture

Author: David Stone Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2005

This fascinating and important book uses a wealth of contemporary sources to reconstruct the mental world of medieval farmers and, by doing so, argues that these key figures in the Middle Ages have been unfairly stereotyped. David Stone overturns the traditional view of medieval countrymen as economically backward and instead reveals that agricultural decision-making was as rational in the fouteenth century as in modern times. Investigating agricultural mentalities first at a local level and then for England as a whole, Dr Stone argues that human action shaped the course of the rural economy to a much greater extent than has hitherto been appreciated, and challenges the commonly held view that the medieval period was dominated by ecological and economic crises. Focusing in particular on responses to commercial forces and the adoption of agricultural technology, this book has significant implications for our understanding of agricultural development throughout the last thousand years.

Seals

Seals

Author: David Stone Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1995

Otters

Otters

Author: David Stone, Olga Sheean-Stone Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1991

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