"Truly insightful...this engaging work makes Art of Command an indispensible guide on leadership at both the tactical and operational levels...an entertaining yet applicable tool." On Point"
"Despite differences in the types of command that each man held, what emerges from these essays is the importance of character and their mastery of their craft as critical determinants of their success." NYMAS"
"Art of Command excels. The reader can follow each leader from inauspicious beginnings to greatness in the course of a short story that chronicles the development of a particular quality in that leader." Marine Corps University Journal"
"The art of command is a well researched and documented collection of historically grounded essays that provide fresh insight into the lives and careers of some of America's most formidable military figures. Highly recommended."
"A useful and enlightening selection of leaders. A lot can be learned from these analyses." Baird Maritime"
"Each chapter is devoted to a particular aspect or style of leadership and to a military leader exemplifying the theme. A sample: integrity and leadership (George Washington); determination (Ulysses S. Grant); institutional leadership (George C. Marshall); adaptive leadership (Harold G. 'Hal' Moore); and exemplary followership (Colin L. Powell), among others." Book News, Inc."
"Laver and Matthews have created a guide that will help every reader discern the traits that make an effective leader, from the battlefield and beyond." The Lone Star Book Review"