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On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence

Author : Norman F. Dixon
ISBN : 9780465097814
Genre : History
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The Crimea, the Boer War, the Somme, Tobruk, Pearl Harbor, the Bay of Pigs: these are just some of the milestones in a century and a half of military incompetence, of costly mishaps and tragic blunders. Are these simple accidents—as the “bloody fool” theory has it—or are they inevitable? The psychologist Norman Dixon argues that there is a pattern to inept generalship, a pattern he locates within the very act of creating armies in the first place, which in his view produces a levelling down of human capability that encourages the mediocre and limits the gifted. A classic study of military leadership, On the Psychology of Military Incompetence is both an original exploration of infamous modern battles and an essential guide for the next generation of military leaders.

On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence

Author : M Dixon
ISBN : 9781446475737
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This unique and penetrating book surveys 100 years of military inefficiency from the Crimean War, through the Boer conflict, to the disasterous campaigns of the First World War and the calamities of the Second. It examines the social psychology of military organizations, provides case studies of individual commanders and identifies an alarming pattern in the causes of military disaster. Absorbing and original, this is the definitive history of military failures.

On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence

Author : Norman F. Dixon
ISBN : OCLC:36444014
Genre : Generals
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Military Blunders

Author : Saul David
ISBN : 9781780338613
Genre : History
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Retelling the most spectacular cock-ups in military history, this graphic account has a great deal to say about the psychology of military incompetence and the reasons even the most well-oiled military machines inflict disaster upon themselves. Beginning in AD9 with the massacre of Varus and his legions in the Black Forest all the way up to present day conflict in Afghanistan it analyses why things go wrong on the battlefield and who is to blame.

Preconscious Processing

Author : Norman F. Dixon
ISBN : UOM:39015034654247
Genre : Psychology
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Integrates data from various research areas concerned with the effects of unconscious perception and the preconscious antecedents of subjective experience. Discusses the possible nature and origin of preconscious processes, the evidence for unconscious perception, and the effects of unperceived stimuli on perception, verbal behavior, and memory. Examines the theory that cognitive processes evolved for the gratification of need.

Counterinsurgency

Author : Douglas Porch
ISBN : 9781107027381
Genre : History
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Controversial new history of counterinsurgency which challenges its claims as an effective strategy of waging war.

Subliminal Perception

Author : Norman F. Dixon
ISBN : UOM:39015000643307
Genre : Psychology
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