Supreme Command Soldiers Statesmen And Leadership In Wartime

Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400034043
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The orthodoxy regarding the relationship between politicians and military leaders in wartime democracies contends that politicians should declare a military operation's objectives and then step aside and leave the business of war to the military. In this timely and controversial examination of civilian-military relations in wartime democracies, Eliot A. Cohen chips away at this time-honored belief with case studies of statesmen who dared to prod, provoke, and even defy their military officers to great effect.

Using the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, and David Ben-Gurion to build his argument, Cohen offers compelling proof that, as Clemenceau put it, “War is too important to leave to the generals.” By examining the shared leadership traits of four politicians who triumphed in extraordinarily varied military campaigns, Cohen argues that active statesmen make the best wartime leaders, pushing their military subordinates to succeed where they might have failed if left to their own devices. Thought provoking and soundly argued, Cohen's Supreme Command is essential reading not only for military and political players but also for informed citizens and anyone interested in leadership.

Supreme Command Soldiers Statesmen And Leadership In Wartime

Author: Eliot A Cohen
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
ISBN: 0786190574
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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. The generals may think they know how to win, but the statesmen are the ones who see the big picture. The lessons of the book apply not just to President Bush and other world leaders but to anyone who faces extreme adversity at the head of a free organization, including leaders and managers throughout the corporate world.

Supreme Command

Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074324222X
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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 ...

Supreme Command

Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471105148
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SUPREME COMMAND is about leadership in wartime, or more precisely about the tension between two kinds of leadership, civil and military.

Supreme Command

Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743230493
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Presents an account of leadership in wartime that emphasizes the tension between civil and military leadership, citing the examples of such figures as Lincoln and Churchill to reveal fundamental aspects of leadership that are crucial today.

Military Misfortunes

Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439135487
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As recent events prove, Military Misfortunes will be required reading for as long as armies go to war.

The Big Stick

Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465096573
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In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohen-a scholar and practitioner of international relations-disagrees. He argues that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy.

Soldiers And Civilians

Author: Peter Feaver
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262561426
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Essays on the emerging military-civilian divide in the United States.

Indispensable

Author: Gautam Mukunda
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422186717
Size: 58.14 MB
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Profiling a mix of historic and modern figures—from Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill and Judah Folkman—and telling the stories of how they came to power and how they made the most important decisions of their ...

The Direction Of War

Author: Hew Strachan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107663075
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In this important book, Sir Hew Strachan, one of the world's leading military historians, reveals how these failures resulted from a fundamental misreading and misapplication of strategy itself.

Our Army

Author: Jason K. Dempsey
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400832179
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Our Army adds needed nuance to our understanding of a profession that seems increasingly distant from the average American.

How To Choose A Leader

Author: Maurizio Viroli
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880408
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Recognizing the difference between great and mediocre political leaders is difficult but not at all impossible—with Machiavelli's help. So do your country a favor. Read this book, then vote like Machiavelli would.