Title: SUPREME COMMAND: SOLDIERS, STATESMEN, AND LEADERSHIP IN WARTIME
Author: Eliot A. Cohen
Publisher: Free Pres
Publication Date: 06/08/2013
ASIN: 0743230493Read Book
This book offers compelling proof that, as Clemenceau put it, “War is too important to leave to the generals.” By examining the shared leadership traits of four politicians (Abraham Lincoln, Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, and David Ben-Gurion) who triumphed in extraordinarily varied military campaigns, the author argues that active statesmen make the best wartime leaders, pushing their military subordinates to succeed where they might have failed if left to their own devices.