Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War

Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War

by Eliot A. Cohen, John Gooch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743280822
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Eliot A. Cohen is Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University and founding director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies. From 2007 to 2009 he was Counselor of the Department of State, serving as Secretary Condoleezza Rice's senior advisor on strategic issues.

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Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Dougditto More than 1 year ago
Outstanding. Very comprehensive without ever being boring. A wide selection of wars and battle types is evaluated impartially. This cuts through the hype, and "Hollywood-styled war" to show why things can go really badly in war. This really gets to the deep issues that cause well supplied/equipped/trained armies to fail utterly. I've read it several times and refer to it as needed. The lessons learned and types of failures observed can be applied to any war or army for comparison. Go for it!
glauver More than 1 year ago
I borrowed a copy of this book from the thrift shop where I volunteer.The authors have done a commendable job of explaining how men and armies collapse in battle. They use well-known examples from the 20th century to illustrate their theories. After reading the book I returned to the shop. Although it has great merit, I am not sure you need to re-read it. Instead of buying it, consider borrowing it from your local library.