War as I Knew it

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War as I Knew it

War as I Knew it

  • Author: George Smith Patton,Paul Donal Harkins
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395735299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 425
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Transcripts from General Patten's war diary covering his campaigns in Sicily, France, and Germany

War as We Knew it

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War as We Knew it

War as We Knew it

The Real Revolution in Military Affairs, Understanding Paralysis in Military Operations

  • Author: Jan S. Breemer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Military art and science
  • Page: 28
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"This is an exploration, a speculation if you will, on the nature of war in the future. It explores in particular the symptoms of what appears to be a transition, in thought and practice, from a way of warfare that is centered on the notion of destruction to one that has paralysis as its "center of Gravity." At this stage of research, the idea that future war will be "paralysis-based" provides a framework for discerning, interpreting, and organizing a collection of seemingly disconnected phenomena. It is not an argument for a "kinder and gentler" way of war per se ..."--Introduction.

Patton

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Patton

Patton

Battling with History

  • Author: J. Furman Daniel
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 0826274455
  • Category: History
  • Page: 321
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General George S. Patton Jr. is one of the most successful yet misunderstood figures in American military history. Despite the many books and articles written about him, none considers in depth how his love of history shaped the course of his life. In this thematic biography, Furman Daniel traces Patton’s obsession with history and argues that it informed and contributed to many of his successes, both on and off the battlefield. Patton deliberately cultivated the image of himself as a warrior from ages past; the more interesting truth is that he was an exceptionally dedicated student of history. He was a hard worker and voracious reader who gave a great deal of thought to how military history might inform his endeavors. Most scholars have overlooked this element of Patton’s character, which Daniel argues is essential to understanding the man’s genius.

The Combat Soldier

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The Combat Soldier

The Combat Soldier

Infantry Tactics and Cohesion in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

  • Author: Anthony King
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191633437
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 560
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How do small groups of combat soldiers maintain their cohesion under fire? This question has long intrigued social scientists, military historians, and philosophers. Based on extensive research and drawing on graphic analysis of close quarter combat from the Somme to Sangin, the book puts forward a novel and challenging answer to this question. Against the common presumption of the virtues of the citizen soldier, this book claims that, in fact, the infantry platoon of the mass twentieth century army typically performed poorly and demonstrated low levels of cohesion in combat. With inadequate time and resources to train their troops for the industrial battlefield, citizen armies typically relied on appeals to masculinity, nationalism and ethnicity to unite their troops and to encourage them to fight. By contrast, cohesion among today's professional soldiers is generated and sustained quite differently. While concepts of masculinity and patriotism are not wholly irrelevant, the combat performance of professional soldiers is based primarily on drills which are inculcated through intense training regimes. Consequently, the infantry platoon has become a highly skilled team capable of collective virtuosity in combat. The increasing importance of training, competence and drills to the professional infantry soldier has not only changed the character of cohesion in the twenty-first century platoon but it has also allowed for a wider social membership of this group. Soldiers are no longer included or excluded into the platoon on the basis of their skin colour, ethnicity, social background, sexuality or even sex (women are increasingly being included in the infantry) but their professional competence alone: can they do the job? In this way, the book traces a profound transformation in the western way of warfare to shed light on wider processes of transformation in civilian society. This book is a project of the Oxford Programme on the Changing Character of War.

India as I Knew it

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India as I Knew it

India as I Knew it

1885-1925

  • Author: Michael O'Dwyer
  • Publisher: Mittal Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 464
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War As They Knew It

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War As They Knew It

War As They Knew It

Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and America in a Time of Unrest

  • Author: Michael Rosenberg
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0446542237
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 384
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The Vietnam War . . . Nixon . . . Kent State . . . The late 1960s and early 1970s were a time of total turmoil in America-the country was being torn apart by a war most people didn't support, young men were being taken away by the draft, and racial tensions were high. Nowhere was this turmoil more evident than on college campuses, the epicenters of the protest movement. The uncertain times presented a challenge to two of the greatest football coaches of all time. Woody Hayes, the legendary archconservative coach of Ohio State, feared for the future of America. His protégé and rival, Bo Schembechler of the University of Michigan, didn't want to be bothered by these "distractions." Hayes worshipped General George S. Patton and was friends with President Richard Nixon. Schembechler befriended President Gerald Ford, a former captain and team MVP for the Wolverines. In this enthralling book, Michael Rosenberg dramatically weaves the campus unrest and political upheaval into the story of Hayes and Schembechler. Their rivalry began with Schembechler arriving in protest-heavy Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the height of the Vietnam War. It ended with Hayes wondering what had happened to his country. War As They Knew It is a sobering and fascinating look at two iconic coaches and a different generation.

The Peace Officer's Companion

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The Peace Officer's Companion

The Peace Officer's Companion

365 Days Worth of Wisdom of the Ages with Modern Commentary for Today's Peace Officer

  • Author: J. Leith Harrell
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1456724940
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 184
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Police work isnt for everyone. Those who choose to answer the call seldom realize what they are getting themselves into. Theyre drawn to the excitement, the pursuit of justice, and the thrill of the chase. Once in uniform, they are confronted by the worst humanity has to offer, departments that seem designed to frustrate rather than support their officers, and friends and family incapable of understanding what theyre going through. Being a cop is an incredibly rewarding way of life, but only if you can keep your head straight. This book aims to help you do just that. Inside youll find 365 inspirational passages from historys greats. Each passage is accompanied by modern analysis from a street cops perspective. Its nothing fancy, just frank observations honed over almost two decades of working the road. Whether you are considering a career in police work, or if you are already on the job, this book is for you. Read one passage per day as part of your beginning of shift ritual or devour it whole in one sitting. Either way, youll enjoy the advice of some of the greatest minds and most accomplished people in history as you find you own answers to the jobs most pressing challenges.

Those Who Hold Bastogne

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Those Who Hold Bastogne

Those Who Hold Bastogne

The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge

  • Author: Peter Schrijvers
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300210124
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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The acclaimed World War II historian delivers “a panoramic and compelling boots-on-the-ground illumination of one of the Bulge’s most epic battles” (Patrick K. O’Donnell, author of Washington’s Immortals). Hitler’s last gamble, the Battle of the Bulge, was intended to push the Allied invaders of Normandy all the way back to the beaches. The plan nearly succeeded, and almost certainly would have, were it not for one small Belgian town and its tenacious American defenders who held back a tenfold larger German force while awaiting the arrival of Gen. George Patton’s mighty Third Army. In this dramatic account of the 1944–45 winter of war in Bastogne, historian Peter Schrijvers offers the first full story of the German assault on the strategically located town. From the December stampede of American and Panzer divisions racing to reach Bastogne first, through the bloody eight-day siege from land and air, and through three more weeks of unrelenting fighting even after the siege was broken, events at Bastogne hastened the long-awaited end of WWII. Schrijvers draws on diaries, memoirs, and other fresh sources to illuminate the experiences not only of Bastogne’s three thousand citizens and their American defenders, but also of German soldiers and commanders desperate for victory. The costs of war are revealed, uncovered in the stories of those who perished and those who emerged from battle to find the world forever changed. “A fast-paced story . . . Schrijvers does an admirable job of weaving personal accounts into the larger picture of Bastogne’s horrors.” —The Wall Street Journal “Pulse-pounding . . . The first thorough treatment of the famous battle for Bastogne.” —John C. McManus, author of Fire and Fortitude

US Army in WW II: The Last Offensive (Paperback)

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US Army in WW II: The Last Offensive (Paperback)

US Army in WW II: The Last Offensive (Paperback)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160899409
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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