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Marine Corps Generalship [NOOK Book]

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Marine Corps Generalship is, in many ways, a different kind of book on leadership. The lessons found in this book are not the views of the author but, rather, a compilation of thoughts taken from the oral histories and from interviews of many of the Marine generals who had the opportunity to put their stamp on the Corps since World War I. Not just an interpretation of an individual?s thoughts, direct quotes form the basis of the entire book. The similarities and differences found in each of the generals? comments...
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Marine Corps Generalship

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Overview

Marine Corps Generalship is, in many ways, a different kind of book on leadership. The lessons found in this book are not the views of the author but, rather, a compilation of thoughts taken from the oral histories and from interviews of many of the Marine generals who had the opportunity to put their stamp on the Corps since World War I. Not just an interpretation of an individual’s thoughts, direct quotes form the basis of the entire book. The similarities and differences found in each of the generals’ comments on specific leadership issues and challenges will not only make for informative reading, but also add arrows to anyone’s leadership quiver — military or civilian. As a primer on leadership, this effort is a significant piece of work.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014645263
  • Publisher: Historical Studies
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 540
  • Sales rank: 894,348
  • File size: 755 KB

Meet the Author

Edgar F. Puryear, Jr., is a professor emeritus at Georgetown University, where he taught from 1983 to 2000, and has served as a scholar in residence at National Defense University. Over the last 45 years he has lectured on military character and leadership at numerous American military institutions and installations. He currently practices law in Madison, Virginia.
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  • Posted July 27, 2012

    Third Time Is Not The Charm

    After reading Puryear's "American Generalship" and "American Admiralship" I was looking forward to getting my hands on this. Sadly, it was disappointing. To listen to the generals that Puryear interviewed one would think that the Marine Corps is just like any other large bureaucracy. Leadership courage is fighting for a budget on Capital Hill. Mentoring is getting the right headquarters assignment so that you make the right connections. Standing for principles is acknowledging that raping the locals is not a good policy. Virtually on every page there is some statement that is at odds with the common perception of the Marine Corps. The different view might be good as a means of exposing myths, however Puryear doesn't make that point. Instead, he extolls the bureaucratic virtues of his interviewees as models to be followed. If you decide to pick this up, then expect to skip over more than a few pages of breast thumping about keeping the PX open on Sundays.

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