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The school of hard knocks : combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces

Author: Richard Shawn Faulkner
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, ©2012.
Series: C.A. Brannen series, no. 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Originally presented as: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Kansas State University, 2008.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Faulkner, Richard Shawn.
School of hard knocks.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2012
(DLC) 2011025679
(OCoLC)732627444
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Shawn Faulkner
ISBN: 9781603446983 1603446982
OCLC Number: 794003433
Notes: Originally presented as: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Kansas State University, 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 392 p.) : ill.
Contents: Combat leadership in the AEF: a tale of Alvin and Charles --
"To be instructed in the dark art and mystery of managing men" --
Small-unit leadership in the Old Army --
"We find ourselves in need of a vast army of officers" --
The stateside selection and training of officers --
"By improvised and uncoordinated means" --
Officer selection and training in 1918 --
"Ninety-day wonders" and "jumped-up sergeants" --
Stateside mobilization and the challenges of small-unit leadership --
"My God! This is Kitchener's army all over again" --
Leader training in the American Expeditionary Forces in France --
"Gone blooey" --
The AEF's systems for addressing officer incompetence and inefficiency --
Noncoms, doughboys and the Sam Brownes --
The relations between the leader and the led in the US Army --
Combat physics and the ugly realities of attritional warfare --
The school of hard knocks --
Combat leadership and the attritional battlefield --
Conclusions: A tale of George and Henry --
Appendix: Organization of AEF infantry rifle companies and platoons.
Series Title: C.A. Brannen series, no. 12.
Other Titles: Combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces
Responsibility: Richard S. Faulkner.

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."..Shawn Faulkner has made a long overdue and critical addition to the historiography of American combat in World War I...his analysis is so thorough, the ultimate story so depressing for those who Read more...

 
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