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A Military Leadership Analysis Of Adolf Hitler

By Major Paul A. Braunbeck Jr.
  • ISBN Code: : 1782897100
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“Before the war, and still more during the conquest of the West, Hitler came to appear a gigantic figure, combining the strategy of a Napoleon with the cunning of a Machiavelli and the fanatical fervour of a Mohomet. After his first check in Russia, his figure began to shrink, and towards the end he was regarded as a blundering amateur in the military field, whose crazy orders and crass ignorance had been the Allies’ greatest asset. All the disasters of the German Army were attributed to Hitler; all its successes were credited to the German General Staff.” - B. H. Liddell Hart Liddell Hart goes on to say that while this description of Adolf Hitler may not be entirely true, there is certainly some truth to it. While conducting the research for this project, it became increasing apparent that in the late 1930s Hitler was indeed a successful military leader. The impetus behind this success was partly due to Hitler’s political decision making process which, in effect, laid the foundation for World War II. However, as his success continued to mount, he became more and more involved in the intricacies of battlefield tactics and strategy. This is where Hitler’s and Germany’s eventual downfall for the conquest of Europe began. Upon examining Hitler’s strengths, weaknesses, and decision making processes as a military leader one can begin to fully appreciate how the infamous “stop” order at Dunkirk and his “no retreat” policy at Stalingrad are often referred to as Hitler’s greatest blunders of World War II.

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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1473831350
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 166
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This book examines the history of the German Army which, for the best part of two centuries, influenced the course of events in Continental Europe. It was an army that studied the conduct of war at the highest levels, planning for the destruction of its opponents during the early stages of a war. On some occasions, this principle succeeded brilliantly. On others, its details were flawed and the results were disastrous.This new and exciting publication from seasoned historian and author Bryan Perrett charts the ups and downs of the German army from the days of Frederick the Great to the dying days of World War Two. It passes through the Napoleonic period, takes in the growth of war machinery under the leadership of Clausewitz and Moltke and acquaints the reader with the various victories won against Austria in 1866 and France in 1870. It then moves forwards into the twentieth century, following the course of the Imperial German army, its successes and ultimate failure in the Great War, its recovery in the inter-war years and its final destruction under the leadership of Hitler.rnrnThe book is written for the professional and the general reader alike in the easy, readable style that has ensured Bryan Perrett's international popularity as a military and naval historian.

10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders

By Al Gini,Ronald M. Green
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118551621
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 345
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Book Short Summary:

What makes a good leader? Ten leaders, ten key virtues This readable distillation of the core common features of successful leaders shows how an individual's character, and especially their virtue, is the defining factor. Without these ten vital virtues, leadership becomes "misleadership." The authors, both renowned business ethicists, combine theory with fascinating biographical detail on exemplary leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Oprah Winfrey. The result is an accessible text on the ethics of leadership which, unlike many publications that claim to reveal the secrets of success as a leader, is informed by a wealth of exceptional academic experience.

The Lords of War

By Correlli Barnett
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  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Book Code : 1783378514
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 750
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In this compelling study of leadership, Correlli Barnett examines the strengths and weaknesses of twenty leaders in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He examines how the difficulties they faced and the political and strategic backgrounds of their days and analyses how they performed and what they achieved. Were they successful, or were they beaten down by the burden of their roles? His book considers men from very different backgrounds and from three continents in a range of modern conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to the Second World War. They range from statesmen like Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, to generals like Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas Haig, Erwin Rommel, Georgi Zhukov, Dwight Eisenhower and William Slim, to admirals lie Isoruku Yamamoto and Bertram Ramsey. These leaders present fascinating contrasts of personal character, styles of leadership and sheer aptitude for command as well as contrasts in the daunting professional problems that challenged each of them. In Lords of War Correlli Barnett yet again demolishes hallowed reputations and rehabilitates the unjustly scapegoated. His latest book confirms his reputation as a master in the field of strategic history.Napoleon Bonaparte Abraham LincolnUlysses S. GrantRobert E. LeeHelmuth, Graf von MoltkeNapoleon IIIJoseph JoffreHelmuth von Moltke the YoungerDouglas HaigDavid Lloyd GeorgePhilippe PtainErich LudendorffErwin Rommel Isoruku Yamamoto Arthur HarrisWilliam Slim Bertram RamsayDwight D. Eisenhower Georgi Zhukov Adolf Hitler Winston Churchill

Key Determinants of National Development

By Kwaku Appiah-Adu,Mahamudu Bawumia
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317109295
  • Total of Pages : 420
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: key-determinants-of-national-development.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For those wishing to acquire knowledge on national development issues, this comprehensive compendium traverses a spectrum of subjects that the audience ought to be well acquainted with. The Editors provide instructive findings regarding national development, economic growth and their determinants, but they also offer historical perspectives on the subject and the implications for developing countries. The book addresses a suite of critical themes regarded by development experts to be germane in considering the pertinence of policies and their effective execution. These seven general thematic areas are explored: ¢ Leadership, governance, policy and strategy ¢ Public sector and public financial management ¢ Culture, institutions and people ¢ Natural resources ¢ Science, technology and infrastructure ¢ Private sector and financial markets ¢ Marketing, branding and service delivery This thematic approach enables the contributors to explore the impact of the constituents of each subject area on national development, within the context of a developing economy. The significance of the findings for the relevant stakeholders is consequently reviewed. The combination of theory and practice makes the book and its contents unique.

The Remnants of War

By John Mueller
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  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Book Code : 9780801459573
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: the-remnants-of-war.pdf

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"War... is merely an idea, an institution, like dueling or slavery, that has been grafted onto human existence. It is not a trick of fate, a thunderbolt from hell, a natural calamity, or a desperate plot contrivance dreamed up by some sadistic puppeteer on high. And it seems to me that the institution is in pronounced decline, abandoned as attitudes toward it have changed, roughly following the pattern by which the ancient and formidable institution of slavery became discredited and then mostly obsolete."—from the Introduction War is one of the great themes of human history and now, John Mueller believes, it is clearly declining. Developed nations have generally abandoned it as a way for conducting their relations with other countries, and most current warfare (though not all) is opportunistic predation waged by packs—often remarkably small ones—of criminals and bullies. Thus, argues Mueller, war has been substantially reduced to its remnants—or dregs—and thugs are the residual combatants. Mueller is sensitive to the policy implications of this view. When developed states commit disciplined troops to peacekeeping, the result is usually a rapid cessation of murderous disorder. The Remnants of War thus reinvigorates our sense of the moral responsibility bound up in peacekeeping. In Mueller's view, capable domestic policing and military forces can also be effective in reestablishing civic order, and the building of competent governments is key to eliminating most of what remains of warfare.

The Life and Times of Adolf Hitler

By Mahesh Sharma
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : 8184301707
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 215
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Swami Vivekananda philosophy was a blend of the traditional values and modern thoughts, as well as human values and superhuman thoughts. Although he lived only for thirty-nine years, he influenced the thinking of multitudes around the world. His charismatic personality and intellectual speeches made an impact that altered peopleÕs concept of Hinduism and India globally.Ê Even today, his teachings are capable of transforming all who are keen to imbibe them. Vivekananda was born when Calcutta was IndiaÕs capital under the British Raj. It was a time when the British Raj sought to change the governing system of India after the Mutiny of 1857.ÊÊ Swami Vivekananda preferred a modern approach to deal with the existing social problems and favoured Western ideas. This book tries to cover the life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda comprehensively and give an insight about his personality.

Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

By Laura L. Koppes
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 1317824482
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 380
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Book Short Summary:

This unique book is the first to contain a comprehensive history of industrial and organizational psychology, covering numerous topics in the discipline. The history presented offers various perspectives, including the contributions of individuals, organizations, and contextual or situational forces, as well as an international viewpoint. The authors, all highly regarded experts in their respective topics, use a range of approaches to examine history, demonstrating to readers that there are multiple ways to understand history. This volume will be of interest to industrial and organizational psychologists, business and management academics and professionals, historians of psychology, business, science and science and technology, undergraduate, and graduate students.

How Hitler Could Have Won World War II

By Bevin Alexander
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0307420930
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 174
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Book Short Summary:

From an acclaimed military historian, a fascinating account of just how close the Allies were to losing World War II. Most of us rally around the glory of the Allies' victory over the Nazis in World War II. The story is often told of how the good fight was won by an astonishing array of manpower and stunning tactics. However, what is often overlooked is how the intersection between Adolf Hitler's influential personality and his military strategy was critical in causing Germany to lose the war. With an acute eye for detail and his use of clear prose, Bevin Alexander goes beyond counterfactual "What if?" history and explores for the first time just how close the Allies were to losing the war. Using beautifully detailed, newly designed maps, How Hitler Could Have Won World War II exquisitely illustrates the important battles and how certain key movements and mistakes by Germany were crucial in determining the war's outcome. Alexander's harrowing study shows how only minor tactical changes in Hitler's military approach could have changed the world we live in today. Alexander probes deeply into the crucial intersection between Hitler's psyche and military strategy and how his paranoia fatally overwhelmed his acute political shrewdness to answer the most terrifying question: Just how close were the Nazis to victory?

The Oxford Handbook of War

By Julian Lindley-French,Yves Boyer
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191628409
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 593
  • Pdf File: the-oxford-handbook-of-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Oxford Handbook of War is the definitive analysis of war in the twenty-first century. With over forty senior authors from academia, government and the armed forces world-wide the Handbook explores the history, theory, ethics and practice of war. The Handbook first considers the fundamental causes of war, before reflecting on the moral and legal aspects of war. Theories on the practice of war lead into an analysis of the strategic conduct of war and non Western ways of war. The heart of the Handbook is a compelling analysis of the military conduct of war which is juxtaposed with consideration of technology, economy, industry, and war. In conclusion the volume looks to the future of this apparently perennial feature of human interaction.