The Resource Supreme command : soldiers, statesmen, and leadership in wartime, Eliot A. Cohen

Supreme command : soldiers, statesmen, and leadership in wartime, Eliot A. Cohen

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Supreme command : soldiers, statesmen, and leadership in wartime
Title
Supreme command
Title remainder
soldiers, statesmen, and leadership in wartime
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Eliot A. Cohen
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Language
eng
Summary
The relationship between military leaders and political leaders has always been a complicated one, especially in times of war. When the chips are down, who should run the show--the politicians or the generals? In Supreme command, Eliot Cohen examines four great democratic war statesmen--Abraham Lincoln, Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, and David Ben-Gurion--to reveal the surprising answer: the politicians. Lincoln, Clemenceau, Churchill, and Ben-Gurion led four very different kinds of democracy, under the most difficult circumstances imaginable. They came from four very different backgrounds-backwoods lawyer, dueling French doctor, rogue aristocrat, and impoverished Jewish socialist. Each exhibited mastery of detail and fascination with technology. All four were great learners, who studied war as if it were their own profession, and in many ways mastered it as well as did their generals. All found themselves locked in conflict with military men and all four triumphed. The art of a great leader is to push his subordinates to achieve great things. The lessons of the book apply not just to President Bush and other world leaders in the war on terrorism, but to anyone who faces extreme adversity at the head of a free organization--including leaders and managers throughout the corporate world
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Cohen, Eliot A
Index
index present
LC call number
JF195
LC item number
.C65 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Civil-military relations
  • Civil supremacy over the military
  • Leadership
  • Command of troops
  • Heads of state
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Supreme command : soldiers, statesmen, and leadership in wartime, Eliot A. Cohen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The soldier and the statesman -- Lincoln sends a letter -- Clemenceau pays a visit -- Churchill asks a question -- Ben-Gurion holds a seminar -- Leadership without genius -- The unequal dialogue -- The theory of civilian control
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036925446
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Supreme command : soldiers, statesmen, and leadership in wartime, Eliot A. Cohen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The soldier and the statesman -- Lincoln sends a letter -- Clemenceau pays a visit -- Churchill asks a question -- Ben-Gurion holds a seminar -- Leadership without genius -- The unequal dialogue -- The theory of civilian control
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036925446

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