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On the psychology of military incompetence

Author: Norman F Dixon
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1976.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dixon, Norman F.
On the psychology of military incompetence.
New York : Basic Books, ©1976
(OCoLC)567911622
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman F Dixon
ISBN: 0465052533 9780465052530
OCLC Number: 2487270
Description: 447 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Generalship --
The Crimean War --
The Boer War --
Indian Interlude --
The First World War --
Cambrai --
The Siege of Kut --
Between the Wars --
The Second World War --
Singapore --
Arnhem --
Is There a Case to Answer? --
The Intellectual Ability of Senior Military Commanders --
Military Organizations --
'Bullshit' --
Socialization and the Anal Character --
Character and Honour --
Anti-Effeminacy --
Leaders of Men --
Military Achievement --
Authoritarianism --
Mothers of Incompetence --
Education and the Cult of Muscular Christianity --
Individual Differences --
Extremes of Authoritarianism --
The Worst and the Best --
Exceptions to the Rule? --
Retreat.
Responsibility: Norman Dixon ; with a foreword by Shelford Bidwell.

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