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The Resource The school of hard knocks : combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces, Richard S. Faulkner

The school of hard knocks : combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces, Richard S. Faulkner

Label
The school of hard knocks : combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces
Title
The school of hard knocks
Title remainder
combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces
Statement of responsibility
Richard S. Faulkner
Title variation
Combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This comprehensive and exhaustively researched book addresses the question, "What were the faults of US military policy regarding the training of officers during the Great War?" The author carefully considers the selection and training process for officers during the years prior to and throughout the First World War. He then moves into the replacement of those officers due to attrition, ultimately discussing the relationship between the leadership corps and the men they commanded. Replete with primary documentary evidence including reports by the War Department during and subsequent to the war, letters from the officers detailing their concerns with the training methods, and communiqués from the leaders of the training facilities to the civilian leadership, The author makes a compelling case while presenting a clear, highly readable, no-nonsense account of the shortfalls in officer training that contributed to the high death toll suffered by the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Member of
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
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Faulkner, Richard Shawn
Dewey number
940.4/1273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D570.2
LC item number
.F38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
C. A. Brannen series
Series volume
no. 12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Command of troops
  • Military morale
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
The school of hard knocks : combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces, Richard S. Faulkner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Kansas State University, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Combat leadership in the AEF: a tale of Alvin and Charles -- "To be instructed in the dark art and mystery of managing men" -- Small-unit leadership in the Old Army -- "We find ourselves in need of a vast army of officers" -- The stateside selection and training of officers -- "By improvised and uncoordinated means" -- Officer selection and training in 1918 -- "Ninety-day wonders" and "jumped-up sergeants" -- Stateside mobilization and the challenges of small-unit leadership -- "My God! This is Kitchener's army all over again" -- Leader training in the American Expeditionary Forces in France -- "Gone blooey" -- The AEF's systems for addressing officer incompetence and inefficiency -- Noncoms, doughboys and the Sam Brownes -- The relations between the leader and the led in the US Army -- Combat physics and the ugly realities of attritional warfare -- The school of hard knocks -- Combat leadership and the attritional battlefield -- Conclusions: A tale of George and Henry -- Appendix: Organization of AEF infantry rifle companies and platoons
Control code
732627444
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781603446983
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2011025679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)732627444
Label
The school of hard knocks : combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces, Richard S. Faulkner
Publication
Note
Originally presented as: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Kansas State University, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Combat leadership in the AEF: a tale of Alvin and Charles -- "To be instructed in the dark art and mystery of managing men" -- Small-unit leadership in the Old Army -- "We find ourselves in need of a vast army of officers" -- The stateside selection and training of officers -- "By improvised and uncoordinated means" -- Officer selection and training in 1918 -- "Ninety-day wonders" and "jumped-up sergeants" -- Stateside mobilization and the challenges of small-unit leadership -- "My God! This is Kitchener's army all over again" -- Leader training in the American Expeditionary Forces in France -- "Gone blooey" -- The AEF's systems for addressing officer incompetence and inefficiency -- Noncoms, doughboys and the Sam Brownes -- The relations between the leader and the led in the US Army -- Combat physics and the ugly realities of attritional warfare -- The school of hard knocks -- Combat leadership and the attritional battlefield -- Conclusions: A tale of George and Henry -- Appendix: Organization of AEF infantry rifle companies and platoons
Control code
732627444
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781603446983
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2011025679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)732627444

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