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The art of political warfare

Author: John J Pitney, Jr.
Publisher: Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Art of Political Warfare highlights the striking similarities between politics and war. Applying military thought to domestic politics, John J. Pitney, Jr., persuasively argues that the language of war teaches us about political activity. Combining lively storytelling with solid scholarship, he ranges across history to produce a unique field manual for politics." "This book will appeal to campaign operatives,  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Pitney, Jr.
ISBN: 0806132639 9780806132631 9780806133829 0806133821
OCLC Number: 43561998
Description: ix, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Strategy --
3. Leadership --
4. Coordination --
5. Rallying the Troops --
6. Demoralization, Deception, and Stealth --
7. Intelligence --
8. Geography and Logistics --
9. Friction and Finality --
10. Scholars and Metaphors.
Responsibility: John J. Pitney, Jr.

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"The Art of Political Warfare highlights the striking similarities between politics and war. Applying military thought to domestic politics, John J. Pitney, Jr., persuasively argues that the language of war teaches us about political activity. Combining lively storytelling with solid scholarship, he ranges across history to produce a unique field manual for politics." "This book will appeal to campaign operatives, armchair political strategists, and students of political science."--Jacket.

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