Accession Number : ADA194384

Title :   Book Analysis: A Genius for War, the German Army and General Staff, 1807-1945.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Gladman, Daniel L

PDF Url : ADA194384

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This report analyzes Colonel T. N. Dupuy's book, A Genius for War, The German Army and General Staff, 1807-1945, and assesses the book's merit as an objective/unbiased analysis of the German Army and General Staff. The analysis compares Dupuy's assertions on the value of the General Staff concept to military excellence with the conclusions of other authors who have written on the same subject. The author found the book, with its excellent descriptions of German campaign plans and tactics, enjoyable reading. However, Dupuy's generalizations regarding military excellence and the lack of specifics on staff officer training detract from the book's value to the serious student of military history. Keywords: Military tactics.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY TACTICS, ARMY, BOOKS, GERMANY(EAST AND WEST), HISTORY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), OFFICER PERSONNEL, STUDENTS, TRAINING, WARFARE, GENERAL OFFICERS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE