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On the psychology of military incompetence

Norman F. Dixon

On the psychology of military incompetence

by Norman F. Dixon

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Published by Futura in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Generals -- Psychology.,
  • Failure (Psychology)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNorman Dixon ; with a foreword by Shelford Bidwell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU22.3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination447p. ;
    Number of Pages447
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22629182M
    ISBN 100708814824

    Description of the book "On the Psychology of Military Incompetence": This unique and penetrating book surveys years of military inefficiency from the Crimean War, through the Boer conflict, to the disasterous campaigns of the First World War and the calamities of the Second. Format Book Published London: Cape, Language English ISBN Description p.: ill. ; 23 cm. Notes. Includes index. Bibliography: p.

    On the Psychology of Military Incompetence by Dixon, Norman and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - On the Psychology of Military Incompetence by Dixon, Norman - AbeBooks. Author: Saul David; Publisher: Hachette UK ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Retelling the most spectacular cock-ups in military history, this graphic account has a great deal to say about the psychology of military incompetence and the reasons even the most well-oiled military machines inflict disaster upon themselves. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dixon, Norman F. On the psychology of military incompetence. New York: Basic Books, © (OCoLC)

    In Norman Dixon's book entitled "On the Psychology of Military Incompetence" he describes how military generals disregard the facts and make decisions that result in disasters. For example, he considers how the "highly intelligent" General Percival failed to act in time to protect Singapore against the advancing Japanese force. Psychology Military Crime Nonfiction This unique and penetrating book surveys years of military inefficiency from the Crimean War, through the Boer conflict, to the disasterous campaigns of the First World War and the calamities of the Second. A bold yet serious examination of military leadership by a British psychologist. "Bloody foolish" generals, he argues, reach the higher ranks of the military hierarchy through excessive obedience and fear of failure-traits which serve them badly in dealing with the leadership of combat forces.


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On the Psychology of Military Incompetence is one of my favorite non-fiction books. Published init draws on psychology research to try and explain various great military .Ebook I gave ebook work 2 stars because some of the background descriptions for the battles the book uses in its case studies are well written; however as an analysis of the cause of military incompetence it has little worth, the sections containing Freudian theory are an especially tedious and unproductive read/5(86).