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Get Tough Stay Tough: Shaping the Canadian Corps 1914-1918

(Wolverhampton Military Studies)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  2 ratings  ·  2 reviews
At a time when many books about the Great War of 1914-1918 are largely reiterations of earlier strictly chronological accounts, wherein not much is new except perhaps the author s style, it is refreshing, even exciting, when a book offering new vistas comes along. Such a book is this one. Like the author s earlier "We Lead Others Follow," originality shines through in this ...more
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published December 19th 2014 by Helion & Company (first published September 19th 2014)
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Chris Buckham
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Get Tough Stay Tough: Shaping the Canadian Corps 1914-1918
Author: Kenneth Radley
ISBN: 978-1-90998-286-4
Publisher: Helion
Hardcover
Pages: 423
Photos/Maps: 24/0

It is rare that a book imparts upon the reader a comprehensive overview of leadership, command, supervision and motivation in a way that remains interesting and engaging while being concurrently deeply educational and thought provoking. Radley has accomplished this and more in his work on the creation and development of the Canadian Co
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Caer Glas
Apr 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: military-history
Overall, an excellent book, looking deeply into such things as crime and punishment, discipline, officer-OR relationships, morale and so forth , all in the context of the Canadian Corps in World War One. Lavishly annotated anecdotes and a lavish bibliography make this a delight for the source-chasing historian.

I would have rated this higher if it were not for two things. First, the author has a tendency to belabor his theses somewhat, driving them home with a railway spike where a two-penny nai
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