American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command

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Notes
1.
Personal interview with General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower and Edgar F. Puryear, Jr., May 2, 1963.
2.
Walter B. Smith, Eisenhower's Six Great Decisions ( New York: Longmans, Green, 1956), 35.
3.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe ( New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1948), 246-47.
4.
Harry C. Butcher, My Three Years with Eisenhower ( New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946), 570.
5.
Smith, Eisenhower's Six Great Decisions, 19-20.
6.
Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe, 172.
7.
Ibid., 172.
8.
Ibid., 239.
9.
Ibid., 249.
10.
Smith, Eisenhower's Six Great Decisions, 53-55.
11.
Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe, 251.
12.
Harry S. Truman, Year of Decisions ( Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955), ix.
13.
Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas, The Wise Men ( New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986), 255.
14.
Ibid., 256.
15.
Truman, Year of Decisions, 419.
17.
Isaacson and Thomas, The Wise Men, 452.
18.
Forrest C. Pogue, Statesman 1945-1959 ( New York: Viking Penguin, Inc., 1987), 371.
19.
J. Lawton Collins, Lightning Joe: An Autobiography ( Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1979), 96.
21.
Ibid., 96-97.
22.
Omar N. Bradley and Clay Blair, A General's Life ( New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983), 69.
23.
Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe, 21-22.
24.
Personal interview with General of the Army Omar N. Bradley and Edgar F. Puryear, Jr., February 15, 1963.
25.
Letter from Maj. Gen. Howard Davidson, USAF (Ret.), to Edgar F. Puryear, Jr., dated July 19, 1979.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Chapter 1: Selflessness 1
  • Notes 41
  • Chapter 2: Decision 44
  • Notes 75
  • Chapter 3: "Feel" or "Sixth Sense" in Decision Making 77
  • Notes 105
  • Chapter 4: Aversion to "Yes Men" 108
  • Notes 140
  • Chapter 5: Books 142
  • Notes 184
  • Chapter 6: Mentorship 188
  • Notes 233
  • Chapter 7: Consideration 236
  • Notes 259
  • Chapter 8: Delegation 261
  • Notes 282
  • Chapter 9: Fix the Problem, Not the Blame 285
  • Notes 299
  • Chapter 10: Reflective Descriptions of Character 301
  • Notes 335
  • Chapter 11: the Pattern 338
  • Notes 362
  • Index 367
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