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The Ideology of the Offensive: Military Decision Making and the Disasters of 1914 (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)
by Jack Snyder
Jack Snyder's analysis of the attitudes of military planners in the years prior to the Great War offers new insight into the tragic miscalculations of that era and into their possible parallels in present-day war planning. By 1914, the European military powers had adopted offensive military strategies even though there was considerable evidence to support the notion that m ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 9th 2009 by Cornell University Press
(first published October 1st 1984)
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Feb 09, 2011 Steve rated it really liked it
For a *serious* WWI scholar, this book contains a wealth of information. Snyder has a persuasive argument. However, I do admit that it is not the most edifying writing. This is standard academic fare and not for the casual reader.
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