This unique and penetrating book surveys 100 years of military inefficiency from the Crimean War, through the Boer conflict, to the disastrous campaigns of the First World War and the calamities of the Second.
It examines the social psychology of military organizations, provides case studies of individual commanders, and identifies an alarming pattern in the causes of military disaster. Absorbing and original, this is the definitive history of military failures.
Blame It on Matron
Usually, when I discover a second-hand bookshop, I confine my browsing to one or two familiar categories. Military history is not one of them, nor is psychology. So it was by sheer fluke that I...Read more