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The art of command : military leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell / edited by Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews.

Contributor(s): Laver, Harry S | Matthews, Jeffrey J, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008Description: xvi, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780813125138 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0813125138 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Biography | Generals -- United States -- Biography | Admirals -- United States -- Biography | Command of troops -- Case studies | United States -- History, Military | United States -- History, NavalDDC classification: 355.3/3041092273 | B
Contents:
Foreword / Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle -- Introduction: leadership for war and peace / Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews -- Integrity and leadership: George Washington / Caroline Cox -- Determination and leadership: Ulysses S. Grant / Harry S. Laver -- Institutional leadership: George C. Marshall / Larry I. Bland -- Cross-cultural leadership: Dwight D. Eisenhower / Kerry E. Irish -- Charismatic leadership: Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller / Jon T. Hoffman -- Visionary leadership: Henry H. "Hap" Arnold / François Le Roy and Drew Perkins -- Technology and leadership: Hyman G. Rickover / Thomas L. "Tim" Foster -- Adaptive leadership: Harold G. "Hal" Moore / H.R. McMaster -- Exemplary followership: Colin L. Powell / Jeffrey J. Matthews.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword / Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle -- Introduction: leadership for war and peace / Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews -- Integrity and leadership: George Washington / Caroline Cox -- Determination and leadership: Ulysses S. Grant / Harry S. Laver -- Institutional leadership: George C. Marshall / Larry I. Bland -- Cross-cultural leadership: Dwight D. Eisenhower / Kerry E. Irish -- Charismatic leadership: Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller / Jon T. Hoffman -- Visionary leadership: Henry H. "Hap" Arnold / François Le Roy and Drew Perkins -- Technology and leadership: Hyman G. Rickover / Thomas L. "Tim" Foster -- Adaptive leadership: Harold G. "Hal" Moore / H.R. McMaster -- Exemplary followership: Colin L. Powell / Jeffrey J. Matthews.

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Library Journal Review

This is a solid collection of nine new essays analyzing and assessing the leadership styles of George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lewis "Chesty" Puller, Henry "Hap" Arnold, Hyman G. Rickover, Harold G. Moore, and Colin Powell. Each man is here classified by a particular leadership strength, e.g., "Cross-Cultural Leadership" for Eisenhower and "Charismatic Leadership" for "Chesty" Puller. The contributors are academic historians and military writers. With good footnotes and a list of recommended reading increasing its value, this fits into most military history and leadership/management collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Harry S. Laver is assistant professor of history and political science at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is the author of Citizens More Than Soldiers: The Kentucky Militia and Society in the Early Republic .</p> <p> Jeffrey J. Matthews is associate professor of business and leadership at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era. </p>

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