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Author Faulkner, Richard Shawn.

Title The school of hard knocks [electronic resource] : combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces / Richard S. Faulkner.

Imprint College Station, Tex. : Texas A&M University Press, 2012.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 392 p. : ill., ports.
Series C.A. Brannen series ; no. 12
C.A. Brannen series ; no. 12.
Note Originally presented as: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Kansas State University, 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Combat leadership in the AEF: a tale of Alvin and Charles -- "To be instructed in the dark art and mystery of managing men" -- Small-unit leadership in the Old Army -- "We find ourselves in need of a vast army of officers" -- The stateside selection and training of officers -- "By improvised and uncoordinated means" -- Officer selection and training in 1918 -- "Ninety-day wonders" and "jumped-up sergeants" -- Stateside mobilization and the challenges of small-unit leadership -- "My God! This is Kitchener's army all over again" -- Leader training in the American Expeditionary Forces in France -- "Gone blooey" -- The AEF's systems for addressing officer incompetence and inefficiency -- Noncoms, doughboys and the Sam Brownes -- The relations between the leader and the led in the US Army -- Combat physics and the ugly realities of attritional warfare -- The school of hard knocks -- Combat leadership and the attritional battlefield -- Conclusions: A tale of George and Henry -- Appendix: Organization of AEF infantry rifle companies and platoons.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject United States. Army -- Officers -- Training of.
United States. Army -- Non-commissioned officers -- Training of.
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces -- Unit cohesion.
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces -- Mobilization.
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces -- Operational readiness.
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces -- History.
Command of troops -- History -- 20th century.
Military morale -- United States.
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
Added Title Combat leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces
ISBN 9781603442978 (cloth : alk. paper)
1603442979 (cloth)
9781603446983 (e-book)

 
    
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