2 edition of Generals and generalship on the modern battlefield found in the catalog.
Generals and generalship on the modern battlefield
John R. Galvin
|Statement||John Rogers Galvin.|
|Series||The Simon Syrkin memorial lecture ;, no. 1 (Apr. 1985, Simon Syrkin memorial lecture ;, no. 1.|
|LC Classifications||UB210 .G35 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||27 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||27|
|LC Control Number||86138507|
In his study of American generals from World War II on, The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, Thomas E. Ricks delves into what he sees as a dramatic the past, he tells us, America’s top brass policed their own, firing subordinates who performed poorly. The Generals' War is a landmark exploration of the generalship that shaped the very framework of modern warfare as we know it today and provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis on the senior commanders of the Great : David T. Zabecki, Usmc General Anthony Zinni.
John F. Marszalek, author of Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order "A needed corrective to the facile 'what fools they were' school of military history, this book examines why some of the most capable commanders of the war failed the 'test of merit'--battlefield success. This book explores the British Army's response on the Western Front to a period of seminal change in warfare. In particular it examines the impact of the pre-war emphasis on worldwide garrison, occupation and policing duties for the Empire's defence of the mindset of the Army's leadership and its lack of preparation for a continental war.
How involved were military generals in a battle prior to modern instant communication systems? so I have an okay understanding of how generalship and battlefield command works in a modern military, but not in these historic periods. so I have an okay understanding of how generalship and battlefield command works in a modern military. Chapter One – Generalship. U.S. Grant and History William Woodward, author of the debunking book, Meet General Grant, nevertheless determined that this modern Ulysses “stands at the head of all American generals in the matter of actual accomplishment,” with his “genuine and great ability.” Disparaging the President far more than.
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Generalship: Its Diseases and Their Cure: A Study of the Personal Factor in CommandCited by: 7. The Generals is a history of military commanders from WWII to the present (the present being when the book was published).
In addition to a history of military leadership, the author (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Ricks) puts forth a /5().
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The War Within the Union High Command: Politics and Generalship during the Civil War (Modern War Studies (Hardcover))Cited by: The Generals' War is a landmark exploration of the generalship that shaped the very framework of modern warfare as we know it today and provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis on the senior commanders of the Great War.
On and off the battlefield, courage is the first characteristic of generalship. Failures of Generalship in Iraq. America’s generals have repeated the mistakes of Vietnam in Iraq. First, throughout the s our generals failed to envision the conditions of future combat and prepare their forces accordingly.
A failure in generalship. Modern generals are granted access to a multitude of communication and information gathering technologies from satellite imaging to UAVs and infantry equipped with cameras. Ancient generals had none of these luxuries, and even methods of communication such as flag signaling were rare or nonexistent among some ancient cultures.
An easy 4-hours read on the waning element of the personal factor of generalship in relationship to the complexities of modern warfare.
Though written before WW2, some of the solutions to generalship the author proposes as still valid. However, other solutions will be difficult to implement in the modern context if not impossible/5(9). It’s a bad idea to put a general or any commanding officer higher than a captain in harms way.
When armies stood toe to toe with spears and bows and arrows, and the battle was small enough that you could see the whole thing from the battlefield, t. Grant and Lee, A Study in Personality and Generalship, published incompares quite favorably in its detailed research and readability with works by modern writers and historians like Shelby Foote, James M.
McPherson, Gary W. Gallagher, and Stephen W. by: Limited appeal for this slim book containing three lectures delivered by the general who has made himself famous in north Africa — lectures on the basic principles of great generalship, delivered at Trinity, Cambridge, in The general as administrator, as leader of men, as tactician — illustrated from other careers than his own.
The Generals' War is a landmark exploration of the generalship that shaped the very framework of modern warfare as we know it today and provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis on the senior commanders of the Great War.
show more/5(15). By contrast, the best Union generals employed tactics, weapons and technology that foreshadowed modern warfare and would be used throughout the 20th century. The most important of these leaders, Mr. Buell said, was Gen. George Thomas, whose Army of the Cumberland became the most effective and lethal fighting force of its day.
The Essentials of Generalship Even good generals, and they are vanishingly rare in human history, have only a limited range of abilities. It is unreasonable to expect any man (and it has almost invariably been a man), to be everything from an inspirational leader and tactician in regimental ground combat, to a clear-sighted analyst of Author: Nigel Davies.
generalship.”7 Stephen Z. Starr, an historian specializing in the Union cavalry, critiqued how “Grant had shortcomings so fundamental as to negate his right to occupy the very high place his modern-day admirers have sought to award to him.” In studying history, he ruled, “it is not onlyFile Size: KB.
The War Within the Union High Command Those interested in the subject of political generals and the evolution of the American concept of generalship will want this book on their shelves at home.” securing national support for the war—and sometimes even achieving significant success on the battlefield.
Comparing these generals with. To produce Generals of such calibre it is essential to first read about outstanding Generals. To facilitate study, the achievements of some famous Generals are described in the Book before it examines Generalship in Indian wars fought till date, highlighting both achievements and opportunities : Goss examines the reasons why the selection process yielded so many generals who lacked military backgrounds and explores the tense and often bitter relationships among political and professional officers to illuminate the dynamics of Union generalship during the war.
As this book reveals, professional generals viewed the war as a military Brand: Thomas Joseph Goss. The War within the Union High Command; Politics and Generalship during the Civil War By Thomas J. Goss October ; pages, 1 figure, 6 x 9 Modern War Studies; Cloth ISBN$ SELECTION OF THE HISTORY BOOK CLUB SELECTION OF THE MILITARY BOOK CLUB With Union armies poised to launch the final.
A better framework to understand modern generalship must be constructed upon an examination of the quantitative data on the forty-one major generals who have led divisions in combat since 9/ (1) Building on that information, it is relatively easy to see the apples-to-apples comparison between the eras.
In "Death of a General: Edward Sigerfoos & Leaders in War," George Schwartz tells the story of this newly-promoted brigadier general who died of wounds suffered in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne. A soldier-scholar was excelled in many ways throughout his career, it is the story of how he was mortally injured on the front lines that cemented his legacy.
It provides opportunities to. Military History Jonathon Riley NAPOLEON AS A GENERAL Command from the battlefield to grand strategy pp. Hambledon Continuum. £ 1 0 s the very model of a modern lieutenant-general, Jonathon Riley Generals and Generalship this book 'is reminiscent.
November 1, • Thomas Ricks' new book, The Generals, is about what he sees as a decline of American military leadership and accountability. He says that in World War II, generals were held Author: Thomas E. Ricks. "The Generals' War" is not the first book to provide the "inside story" of the allied side of the gulf war.
There was "The Commanders," by Bob Woodward, inand "Crusade," by Rick Atkinson.