Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Take a college class in your living room (or your car, if you prefer)—-you don’t get college credits, but your brain will thank you anyway:

Command and control [sound recording]: great military leaders from Washington to the twenty-first century/ by Mark Robert Polelle.


The politics of military history and military leadership -- Washington, the indispensable man -- Napoleon, the first modern general -- U. S. Grant and the art of war in the industrial era -- Sherman and the advent of total war -- The great Southern hope: Robert E. Lee -- Moltke and the German way of war -- Pershing and the American Expeditionary Force in World War I -- Eisenhower and World War II -- Patton and the romance of war -- MacArthur: the American Caesar? -- Curtis LeMay and generalship during the Cold War -- "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf and Desert Storm: remaking the American military after Vietnam -- Lessons of military leadership.

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