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Author Pois, Robert A.

Title Command failure in war : psychology and leadership / Robert Pois and Philip Langer
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 282 pages)
Contents Frederick the great at Kunersdorf, August 12, 1759 -- Napoleon in Russia, 1812 -- McClellan's flawed campaign: the wounded ego -- Lee at Gettysburg: the failure of success -- Franklin, Tennessee: the wrong enemy -- Beyond conventional historical explanations: the British military in World War I -- Winston Churchill, Arthur Harris, and British strategic bombing -- Stalingrad: a ghastly collaboration between Hitler and his generals
Summary Command Failure in War looks at the failures of seven military leaders, detailing not only the strategies-gone-awry, but also delving into the psyches of those who devised them. The authors consider the causes and consequences of decision-making in war through these notable defeats: Frederick the Great at Kunersdorf; Napoleon in Russia; the Civil War campaigns of McClellan, Lee, and Hood; the British military in World War I; Winston Churchill's strategic bombing; and Hitler at Stalingrad
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Command of troops -- Case studies.
Military history, Modern -- 18th century.
Military history, Modern -- 19th century.
Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Langer, Philip.
LC no. 2003020259
ISBN 0253110939 (electronic bk.)
025334378X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253110930 (electronic bk.)
9780253343789 (cloth ; alk. paper)