Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime

New York: Anchor Books, 2003. First Paperbk Printing. 304, wraps, notes, index In this controversial book which topped President George W. Bush's reading list, Cohen challenges the long-held belief that politicians should step aside and leave the business of war to the military. The author uses the examples of great modern leaders--Lincoln, Clemenceau, Churchill, and Ben Gurion--all of whom were without military experience. This is an unconventional examination of the conundrum of wartime leadership, namely who should be in charge, the president or the general. Condition: very good.

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln, George Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, David Ben-Gurion, Civilian Control, Ferdinand Foch, Ulysses Grant, Samuel Huntington, Yigal Yadin

ISBN: 1400034043

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