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The road to total war

Author: Frederick M Sallagar
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New RAND edView all editions and formats
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Examines the various factors that impelled leaders on both sides of the conflict in World War II to respond to immediate problems with actions resulting in effects that were often neither planned nor foreseen. Emotional pressures, the fog of war, and judgments blurred by wishful thinking can produce decisions, even self-destructive decisions, and lead down an inexorable path to all-out, total war.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick M Sallagar
ISBN: 9780833042286 0833042289
OCLC Number: 173807445
Notes: Originally published: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1969.
Description: xi, 197 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Frederick M. Sallagar.
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Examines the various factors that impelled leaders on both sides of the conflict in World War II to respond to immediate problems with actions resulting in effects that were often neither planned nor foreseen. Emotional pressures, the fog of war, and judgments blurred by wishful thinking can produce decisions, even self-destructive decisions, and lead down an inexorable path to all-out, total war.

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