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Supreme Command

Soldiers, Statesmen And Leadership In Wartime

Author: Eliot A. Cohen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471105148

Category: History

Page: 352

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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. Eliot Cohen uncovers the nature of strategy-making by looking at four great democratic war statesmen and seeing how they dealt with the military leaders who served them. In doing so he reveals fundamental aspects of leadership and provides not merely an historical analysis but a study of issues that remain crucial today. By examining the cases of four of the greatest war statesmen of the twentieth century he explores the problem of how people confront the greatest challenges that can befall them, in this case national leaders. Beginning with a discussion of civil-military relations from a theoretical point of view, Cohen lays out the conventional beliefs about how politicians should deal with generals and the extent to which either can influence the outcome of war. From these he draws broader lessons for students of leadership generally.

The Supreme Command, 1914-1918 (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Lord Hankey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317626443

Category: History

Page: 466

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Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived from the author’s diaries, which began in March 1915, this study describes how Lord Hankey contributed to the development of the British system of Cabinet Government during the war years. First published in 1961, the two-volume collection is a history of the Supreme Command of the War; the conduct of the war, the development of the Supreme Command from Balfour to Lloyd George, and the emergence of the Cabinet Secretariat from the Secretariat of the War Cabinet. It contains intimate glimpses of the statesmen, sailors and soldiers who guided affairs towards 1918. This is a fascinating first-hand examination of the people who influenced the conduct of the war, and will be of particular value to students interested in its diplomatic history.

The Supreme Command

Author: Forrest C. Pogue

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160019166

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 607

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The Supreme Commander

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307946630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

View: 2688

In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander’s leadership during World War II. Ambrose brings Eisenhower’s experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general’s skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe, and established him as one of the greatest military leaders in the world. Ambrose, then the Associate Editor of the General’s official papers, analyzes Eisenhower’s difficult military decisions and his often complicated relationships with powerful personalities like Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, and Patton. This is the definitive account of Eisenhower’s evolution as a military leader—from its dramatic beginnings through his time at the top post of Allied command.

United States Army in WWII - Europe - the Supreme Command

[Illustrated Edition]

Author: Forrest C. Pogue

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1782894128

Category: History

Page: 674

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[Includes 11 tables, 9 charts, 15 maps and 65 illustrations] This Volume tells the story of the Supreme Headquarters of that Allied Expeditionary Force which seized a foothold on the German-held shores of Western Europe in 1944 and which, by the following year, had completed the liberation of all Western Europe. This is a history of coalition warfare. It is focused upon the agency in which the decisions of governments were translated into orders, and upon the decisions of General Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force. The narrative describes the plans and recounts the events, controversial or otherwise, leading up to the creation of the Supreme Command and the choice of a Supreme Commander for the cross-Channel attack. It follows the history of this great command to the surrender of Germany. It is the history not only of the decisions that led to victory, but of the discussions, debates, conferences and compromises that proceeded decisions. Controversy was inevitable in an undertaking that required the subordination of national interests to the common good. The author does not gloss over the conflicts that arose between allied nations or individuals. The picture that emerges from these pages is one of discussion and argument, but nevertheless one of teamwork. Differences of opinion and the discussion incident thereto are often the price of sound decisions. The history of the battles fought by the American armies of the Grand Alliance as they drove from the Normandy beaches into the heart of Germany is given detailed exposition in other volumes of this series, some of which already have been presented to the public. The present volume deals with the command exercised by the Supreme Allied Commander, the decisions made by the Supreme Commander and his staff, and the operations conducted under the aegis of the Supreme Headquarters.

The Supreme Command in England, 1640-1780

Author: Frederick S. Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil supremacy over the military

Page: 197

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Lords of War

From Lincoln to Churchill : Supreme Command 1861-1945

Author: Correlli Barnett

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1781590931

Category: History

Page: 321

View: 7500

Masterly analysis of the leadership qualities of twenty major figures between 1861 and 1945. Covers soldiers and political leaders including Lincoln, Churchill, Haig and Eisenhower. Considers fully the background against which each leader operated and the challenges they faced.

The Supreme Command, 1914-1918

Volume I

Author: Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey Baron Hankey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781317626480

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 460

View: 9730

Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived from the author's diaries, which begin in March 1915, this study describes how Lord Hankey contributed to the development of the British system of Cabinet Government during the war years. First published in 1961, the two-volume collection is a history of the Supreme Command of the War; the conduct of the war, the development of the Supreme Command from Balfour to Lloyd George, and the e.

Tormented Warrior

Ludendorff and the Supreme Command

Author: Roger Parkinson

Publisher: Scarborough House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Generals

Page: 248

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The Role Played by the American Political Scientists in the Supreme Command for the Allied Powers

The Purge Program

Author: Joseph Dzen-Hsi Lowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political purges

Page: 402

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A Sermon, Occasioned by the Death of George Washington, Supreme Commander of the American Forces During the Revolutionary War; First President and Late Lieutenant-general and Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America

Who Departed this Life at Mount Vernon, December 14, 1799, in the 68th Year of His Age. : Delivered in Hingham, by Request of the Inhabitants, January 6, 1800

Author: Henry Ware

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 27

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Despatch by the Supreme Commander of the ABDA area to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the operations in the south-west Pacific

Author: Archibald Percival Wavell Wavell (Earl of),Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 21

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Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan

Author: The Asahi Shimbun Company

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147251226X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8005

This book investigates the role played by the Asahi Newspaper, one of Japan's largest daily newspapers, as a mediator of information and power during the 20th century. Members of the staff at the paper, including Funabashi Yoichi, former Editor-in-Chief and one of the most trusted public intellectuals in Japan, examine the paper's role in Japanese history, showing how news agencies assisted in the creation and maintenance of the nation's goals, dreams and delusions. The book draws on internal documents, committee meeting notes and interviews with the staff at the company as a means to narrate what newspaper editors chose to publish during Japan's journey through the 20th century. As well as offering an original insight into wartime media, Media, Propaganda and Politics in 20th-Century Japan explores the relationship between media and society during the postwar era and into the 21st century.

The Swordbearers

Supreme Command in the First World War

Author: Correlli Barnett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571273034

Category:

Page: 448

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Bringing great writing back into print - a Faber Finds book.

Foch in Command

The Forging of a First World War General

Author: Elizabeth Greenhalgh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496093

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Ferdinand Foch ended the First World War as Marshal of France and supreme commander of the Allied armies on the Western Front. Foch in Command is a pioneering study of his contribution to the Allied victory. Elizabeth Greenhalgh uses contemporary notebooks, letters and documents from previously under-studied archives to chart how the artillery officer, who had never commanded troops in battle when the war began, learned to fight the enemy, to cope with difficult colleagues and allies, and to manoeuvre through the political minefield of civil-military relations. She offers valuable insights into neglected questions: the contribution of unified command to the Allied victory; the role of a commander's general staff; and the mechanisms of command at corps and army level. She demonstrates how an energetic Foch developed war-winning strategies for a modern industrial war and how political realities contributed to his losing the peace.

Wavell, supreme commander, 1941-1943

Author: John Connell

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 317

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Selected Data on the Occupation of Japan

Author: Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Japan

Page: 214

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