Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime

New York: The Free Press, 2002. First Printing. 288, appendix, notes, index, slight wear and soiling to DJ. 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, very good.

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

ISBN: 0743230493

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