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The blue sword : the Naval War College and the American mission, 1919-1941

Author: Michael Vlahos
Publisher: Newport, R.I. : Naval War College Press ; Washington, D.C. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1980 [i.e. 1981]
Series: U.S. Naval War College historical monograph series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vlahos, Michael, 1951-
Blue sword.
Newport, R.I. : Naval War College Press ; Washington, D.C. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., 1980 [i.e. 1981]
(OCoLC)558381887
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Vlahos
OCLC Number: 7577592
Notes: Includes index.
Description: v, 214 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I: Ethos --
The nature of ethos. Ethos and world view. Culture and personality. The corporation of ethos. --
The national ethos. Images of America. American personality: the mask of ethos --
The corporate ethos. Rites of passage: "Shipmates forever". The call of the sea: from Constellation to Monongahela. "Sons of gunboats". A band of brothers --
Mission and ethos. Defender of the faith. The legacy of Darwin. Law and warfare. The world island --
Part II: Mission --
The evolution of mission --
The course. The lectures. The bibliography. The theses. The doctrine. The fraternity --
Part III: The enemy --
The callimorphosis of the enemy: RED --
The cacomorphosis of the enemy: ORANGE --
Behind the mask --
Part IV: The game --
The game as ritual: expede herculem --
The game as oracle: the campaign --
The game as oracle: the battle --
The game as oracle: the weapon --
Afterword --
Appendix I: The colors of the rainbow --
Appendix II: Abbreviated titles --
Appendix III: War games conducted at the Naval War College, 1919-1941.
Series Title: U.S. Naval War College historical monograph series.
Responsibility: by Michael Vlahos.

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