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On war and leadership : the words of combat commanders from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf

Author: Owen Connelly
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What can we learn about leadership and the experience of war from the best combat leaders the world has ever known? This book takes us behind the scenes and to the front lines of the major wars of the past 250 years through the words of twenty combat commanders. What they have to say - which is remarkably similar across generational, national, and ideological divides - is a fascinating take on military history by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Zitatensammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Owen Connelly
ISBN: 069103186X 9780691031866 0691123691 9780691123691
OCLC Number: 48803306
Description: viii, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The modern originals : Frederick the Great (1713-1786) and Napoleon (1769-1821) --
William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) --
Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) --
John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) --
Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935) : "Lawrence of Arabia" --
Archibald Percival Wavell (1883-1950) --
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (1891-1945) --
George S. Patton, Jr. (1885-1945) --
Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) --
Erich von Manstein (1887-1976) --
Bernard Law Montgomery (1887-1976) --
William Joseph Slim (1891-1970) --
Joseph Warren "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell (1883-1946) --
Matthew Bunker Ridgway (1895-1993) --
Moshe Dayan (1915-1981) --
Vo Nguyen Giap (1911- ) --
Harold G. Moore (1924- ) --
Nicholas F. "Nick" Vaux (1936- ) : Vaux and the Happy warriors of 42 Commando --
H. Norman Schwarzkopf (1934- ).
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Takes us behind the scenes and to the front lines of the major wars through the words of twenty combat commanders. This book offers a take on military history by those who lived it. The leaders  Read more...

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