American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 7, 2010 - History - 400 pages
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America's top military leaders are scrutinized as Puryear ponders what prepared our generals for the terrible responsibilities they bore during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and on to today.
 

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AMERICAN GENERALSHIP: Character is Everything: The Art of Command

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What does it take to make a great general or a great leader or manager in any field? Puryear (Nineteen Stars, not reviewed, etc.) attempts to find definitive answers. The author spent 35 years doing ... Read full review

Contents

The Essence of Leadership
44
Feel or Sixth Sense in Decision Making
77
Having the Character to Challenge
108
The Importance of Reading
142
Guidance Counseling Advice Teaching and
188
Consideration
236
Delegation
261
Fix the Problem Not the Blame
285
Reflective Descriptions of Character
301
The Pattern
338
Index
367
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Edgar F. Puryear, Jr., is a graduate of the University of Maryland and earned an MA from the University of Denver, an MA and PhD from Princeton University, and an LLB from the University of Virginia. A professor emeritus at Georgetown University, he is the author of Stars in Flight and American Generalship.

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