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On War and Leadership : the Words of Combat Commanders from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf.

Author: Owen O'Connolly; Ebooks Corporation.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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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: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Owen O'Connolly; Ebooks Corporation.
ISBN: 9781400825165 1400825164
OCLC Number: 728745315
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. The Modern Originals: Frederick the Great (1713-1786) and Napoleon (1769-1821); II. William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891); III. Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863); IV. John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916); V. Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935): "Lawrence of Arabia"; VI. Archibald Percival Wavell (1883-1950); VII. Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (1891-1945); VIII. George S. Patton, Jr. (1885-1945); IX. Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970); X. Erich von Manstein (1887-1973); XI. Bernard Law Montgomery (1887-1976); XII. William Joseph Slim (1891-1970). XIII. Joseph Warren "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell (1883-1946)XIV. Matthew Bunker Ridgway (1895-1993); XV. Moshe Dayan (1915-1981); XVI. Vo Nguyen Giap (1911- ); XVII. Harold G. Moore (1924- ); XVIII. Nicholas F. "Nick" Vaux (1936- ): Vaux and the Happy Warriors of 42 Commando; XIX. H. Norman Schwarzkopf (1934- ); Conclusions; Notes; Index.

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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 those who lived it. It is also worthwhile reading for anyone, from any walk of life, who makes executive decisions. The leaders showcased here range from Frederick the Great to Norman Sc.

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