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

Author: James G Blight; Janet M Lang
Publisher: Lanham, Md. [u.a.] Rowman & Littlefield 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Quelle
Biography
Interviews
Military history
Named Person: Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S MacNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara; Robert S McNamara
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Blight; Janet M Lang
ISBN: 0742542203 9780742542204 0742542211 9780742542211
OCLC Number: 835539882
Notes: Companion book to the documentary film The fog of war
Description: XIII, 307 S Ill
Contents: 1 Acknowledgements 2 Authors' Note 3 Prologue: Critical Oral History: Robert McNamara's Road to "The Fog of War" 4 Lesson One: "Empathize with your enemy" 5 Lesson Two: "Rationality will not save us" 6 Lesson Three: "Belief and seeing are both often wrong" 7 Lesson Four: "Proportionality should be a guideline in war" 8 Lesson Five: "Be prepared to reexamine your reasoning" 9 Critical Essays: "I'd rather be damned if I don't" 10 Epilogue: Wilson's Ghost 11 Appendix A: Chronology of the Life and Times of Robert S. McNamara 12 Appendix B: Further Reading and Exploration 13 Credits 14 Acronyms 15 Notes 16 Index 17 About the Authors
Responsibility: James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang
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Essential reading for anyone interested in drawing lessons from the Vietnam war. -- Robert K. Brigham, Vassar College; author of Guerrilla Diplomacy It is difficult to imagine a book more terribly Read more...

 
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