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The fog of war : lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara

Autor: James G Blight; Janet M Lang
Editora: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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Robert S. McNamara's controversial opinions, policies, and actions have led to a firestorm of debate from the end of World War I, through the course of World War II, to the unfolding of the Cold War in Cuba, Vietnam, and around the world.
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
Interviews
Military history
Pessoa Denominada: Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: James G Blight; Janet M Lang
ISBN: 0742542203 9780742542204 0742542211 9780742542211
Número OCLC: 57392078
Notas: Companion book to the documentary film The fog of war.
Descrição: xiii, 307 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Conteúdos: Prologue. Critical oral history : Robert McNamara's road to "The Fog of War" --
Lesson one : "Empathize with your enemy" --
Lesson two : "Rationality will not save us" --
Lesson three : "Belief and seeing, they're both often wrong" --
Lesson four : "Proportionality should be a guideline in war" --
Lesson five : "Be prepared to reexamine your reasoning" --
Critical essays : "I'd rather be damned if I don't" --
Epilogue. Wilson's ghost --
Appendix A: Chronology of the life and times of Robert S. McNamara --
Appendix B: Further reading and exploration.
Responsabilidade: James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang.
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The Fog of War provides the background behind the Academy Award-winning documentary by Errol Morris. In this intriguing work, editors James G. Blight and janet M. Lang, who served as academic  Ler mais...

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