Accession Number : AD0713377

Title :   THE LITERATURE OF COMMAND: DELINEATIONS OF THE FLAG RANK MILITARY OFFICER IN THE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN WAR NOVEL,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Peter G.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : Many of the better war novels written since World War 2 are focused on the high-ranking military commander. Whereas in the early novels general officers were merely undifferentiated, functionalized creatures of the environment that wars inevitably produce, these books examine commanders in detail, creating figures whose personal and professional attributes produce implications that reach beyond the battlefield, sometimes not dissipated by war's end. The document examines the fictional portrayal of such officers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, PERSONALITY), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), WARFARE), LIBRARIES, REVIEWS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PATTERN RECOGNITION, SOCIOMETRICS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE