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January 7, 2018
9780813174150
English
364
11 b&w photos
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1.15 Pounds (US)
$30.00 USD, £24.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
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January 7, 2018
9780813174723
English
364
11 b&w photos
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$80.00 USD, £65.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

The Art of Command, second edition

Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? The Art of Command demonstrates that great leaders become great through a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings.

In the second edition of this classic resource, Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews, and the other contributing authors identify eleven core characteristics of highly effective leaders, such as integrity, determination, vision, and charisma, and eleven significant figures in American military history who embody those qualities. Featuring new chapters on transitional leadership, innovative leadership, and authentic leadership, this insightful book offers valuable perspectives on the art of military command in American history.

About the Authors

Harry S. Laver, professor of military history at the US Army Command and General Staff College, is the author or editor of numerous books, including A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant.

Jeffrey J. Matthews
is George F. Jewett Distinguished Professor in the School of Business & Leadership at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era and Blacksheep Leadership: A Story About a Leadership Challenge and the Nature of Transformational Leadership.

Reviews

"Truly insightful. . . . An indispensable guide on leadership at both the tactical and operational levels."—On Point

"The editors have garnered essays on a carefully selected group of distinguished military leaders that hone in on a specific characteristic of the individual's command style. . . . Together these essays form a pattern of leadership descriptions that represent the best of the art of command."—Journal of America's Military Past

"Interesting, insightful, inspirational. Should be a must-read for aspiring leaders."—Admiral Hank Chiles, USN (ret.), former professor of leadership, US Naval Academy

University Press of Kentucky
American Warrior Series
second edition

9780813174150 : the-art-of-command-2nd-edition-laver-matthews-mcmaster
Paperback / softback
364 Pages
$30.00 USD
9780813174723 : the-art-of-command-2nd-edition-laver-matthews-mcmaster
Hardback
364 Pages
$80.00 USD

Other Titles by Harry S. Laver

A General Who Will Fight

Harry S. Laver
Dec 2012 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Hardback

The Art of Command

edited by Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews
Dec 2010 - University Press of Kentucky
$100.00 USD - Hardback
$50.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$50.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by Jeffrey J. Matthews

The Art of Command

edited by Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews
Dec 2010 - University Press of Kentucky
$100.00 USD - Hardback
$50.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$50.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles from American Warrior Series

Watchman at the Gates

George Joulwan
May 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Eagle on My Arm

Dava Guerin
Oct 2020 - University Press of Kentucky
$26.95 USD - Electronic book text
$26.95 USD - Hardback
$26.95 USD - Electronic book text

Desert Redleg

L. Scott Lingamfelter
May 2020 - University Press of Kentucky
$32.95 USD - Hardback
$32.95 USD - Electronic book text
$32.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in HISTORY / Military / Strategy

Allies in Air Power

Steven Paget
Jan 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$70.00 USD - Electronic book text
$70.00 USD - Electronic book text

Military Agility

Meir Finkel
Sep 2020 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$60.00 USD - Electronic book text
$60.00 USD - Electronic book text

Battling the Elements

Harold A. Winters - with Gerald E. Galloway Jr., William J. Reynolds, and David W. Rhyne
Apr 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$28.00 USD - Electronic book text