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Understanding defeat : how to recover from loss in battle to gain victory in war

Author: Trevor N Dupuy
Publisher: New York : Paragon House, 1990.
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Dupuy, Trevor N. (Trevor Nevitt), 1916-1995.
Understanding defeat.
New York : Paragon House, 1990
(OCoLC)551255224
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor N Dupuy
ISBN: 1557780994 9781557780997
OCLC Number: 21118861
Notes: "A Giniger book."
Description: viii, 312 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / T.N. Dupuy --
Part I: The concept of defeat --
Winning and losing in battle and war / T.N. Dupuy --
The experience of great captains / Curt Johnson --
Losing battles: the experience of the combat soldier / Gay M. Hammerman --
Part II: The reasons for defeat --
Uncontrollable unfavorable circumstances / T.N. Dupuy --
Sometimes-controllable unfavorable circumstances / T.N. Dupuy --
Failure of command / T.N. Dupuy --
Part III: Defeat in history --
Napoleon in victory and defeat / Vincent Hawkins and T.N. Dupuy --
Grant and Lee in defeat and victory / T.N. Dupuy --
Defeat in four twentieth-century battles / Hugh M. Cole --
"The Division has bled to death" / T.N. Dupuy --
The 28th Division in the Huertgen Forest / Charles B. MacDonald --
Part IV: The simulation of defeat --
The planning and simulation dilemma / T.N. Dupuy --
Casualties and the statistics of defeat (1941-1982) / Robert McQuie --
Part V: Converting defeat to victory --
Planning under pressure / T.N. Dupuy --
Fighting back / T.N. Dupuy --
Appendix A: The princilples of war and battle analysis / T.N. Dupuy --
Appendix B: Significant historical defeats / T.N. Dupuy --
Appendix C: Simulating defeat with computers: forced changes of combat posture / Janice B. Fain.
Responsibility: T.N. Dupuy.

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