Franklin

Command Failure in War : Psychology and Leadership.

Author/Creator:
Langer, Philip.
Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (303 pages)
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Subjects:
Command of troops -- Case studies.
Military history, Modern -- 18th century.
Military history, Modern -- 19th century.
Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Why do military commanders, most of them usually quite capable, fail at crucial moments of their careers? Robert Pois and Philip Langer -- one a historian, the other an educational psychologist -- study seven cases of military command failures, from Frederick the Great at Kunersdorf to Hitler's invasion of Russia. While the authors recognize the value of psychological theorizing, they do not believe that one method can cover all the individuals, battles, or campaigns under examination. Instead, they judiciously take a number of psycho-historical approaches in hope of shedding light on the behaviors of commanders during war. The other battles and commanders studied here are Napoleon in Russia, George B. McClellan's Peninsular Campaign, Robert E. Lee and Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, John Bell Hood at the Battle of Franklin, Douglas Haig and the British command during World War I, "Bomber" Harris and the Strategic Bombing of Germany, and Stalingrad.
Contents:
Cover
TOC
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Frederick the Great at Kunersdorf, August 12, 1759
2. Napoleon in Russia, 1812
3. McClellan's Flawed Campaign: The Wounded Ego
4. Lee at Gettysburg: The Failure of Success
5. Franklin, Tennessee: The Wrong Enemy
6. Beyond Conventional Historical Explanations:The British Military in World War I
7. Winston Churchill, Arthur Harris, andBritish Strategic Bombing
8. Stalingrad: A Ghastly Collaboration betweenHitler and His Generals
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Pois, Robert.
Other format:
Print version: Langer, Philip Command Failure in War
ISBN:
9780253110930
9780253343789
OCLC:
475961894