The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security

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Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
Smithsonian Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.02 X 0.59 inches | 0.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781588341785

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About the Author

Grant T. Hammond, director of the Center for Strategy and Technology and professor of international relations at the Air War College, is the author of Plowshares into Swords: Arms Races in International Politics, 1840-1991.

Reviews

"John Boyd was a remarkable patriot whose intense commitment to learning and teaching the lessons of history changed American military doctrine and made Desert Storm possible. This study is an invaluable contribution to a little known part of our military history."--Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the US House of Representatives

"John Boyd was one of the greatest military and strategic thinkers of our time. His story and his brilliance are superbly captured in Grant Hammond's excellent book. This is a must read for all those who want to understand how to think about war and to learn about a true American hero."--General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC, former commander of CENTCOM

"One of the most important books on airpower theory, strategy, technology, organization, and history to come out this year is Grant Hammond's biography of Col. John Boyd, USAF. Appropriately, it is larger than life - Boyd's life - for the United States Air Force of today reflects the impact of many of Boyd's ideas." - Aerospace Power Journal

"This book is exceptionally relevant conceptually to... 'fighting' a global 'war' on terrorism using military resources... John Boyd's lifelong dedication helps us learn to successfully observe, assess, decide, and act before, during, and after we have been challenged or surprised." - Journal of Contemporary Security Policy