RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 12949729 LA English T1 Thinking in time : the uses of history for decision-makers A1 Neustadt, Richard E., May, Ernest R., PB Free Press ; Collier Macmillan PP New York; London YR 1986 SN 0029227909 9780029227909 0029227917 9780029227916 AB Two professors of government analyze both political disasters and successes of recent decades to provide telling lessons on how to use history to improve decision-making. A dozen case studies are drawn in pungent detail both from the record and from backstage information gained from top officials. Sadly, the authors can safely assume a vast ignorance of history in Washington and the media. They make painfully clear that attention to particulars matters, that marginal improvement is worth seeking, and that a little thought is useful. They repeatedly spell out how to examine a situation to help decide what to do today to improve the prospect for tomorrow. An absorbing book, this would be of great benefit to those in Washington, if only they would heed it. For most libraries. Milton Meltzer, New York ON THE US ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF'S PROFESSIONAL READING LIST 2012.