Churchill, the Great Game and Total War

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Psychology Press, 1991 - 237 pages
"Winston Churchill's formative years were spent in the Indian Summer of the Victorian era. As a consequence, the major contradictory currents of rational pragmatism and romantic emotionalism characteristic of that period influenced Churchhill's emerging character and personality and shaped his attitude toward war. Paradoxically, these developments, in an age of limited warfare, prepared this essentially Victorian man for leadership in the greatest of all total wars"--Page 4 of cover.
 

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Contents

SCIENCE AND THE ROMANCE OF RATIONALISM
20
The Adversarial Product
27
The Sporting Game
33
The Great Game
39
The Second World War and the Remarkable Trinity
84
THE GOVERNMENT
99
The Institutions
105
THE PEOPLE
116
The Field Commanders
135
The Great Game in the Second World War
143
ULTRA
152
Levels of War
162
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
173
Surprise and Countermeasures
179
Conclusion
185
Copyright

THE MILITARY
123

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