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Napoleon's Glance The Secret of Strategy

ISBN-10: 1560256028

ISBN-13: 9781560256021

Edition: 2nd

Authors: William Duggan

List price: $17.99
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When Napoleon's Glance was first published last year, former NATO secretary general and now putative presidential candidate Wesley Clark declared, "This is a very important book." In Napoleon's Glance strategist William Duggan shows how Clark, along with ten other important figures in the fields of politics, war and culture, owed their success to coup d'oeil. But what is coup d'oeil? Carl von Clausewitz spent twenty years struggling to pin down the genius of Napoleon. In Chapter Six of what would become On War he discovered the secret of Napoleon's strategy: Napoleon's glance. Clausewitz calls it "coup d'oeil" meaning a stroke of the eye, or "glance": a sudden insight that shows you what course of action to take. It comes from knowledge of the past: you draw on what worked in other situations, in a new combination that fits the problem at hand. In Napoleon's Glance Duggan expertly weaves intellectual history and biography in showing how important and decisive coup d'oeil is in determining victory in war, art, the civil rights movement, third world development, and the battle for women's suffrage in America. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

In Search of Strategy
Napoleon vs. the Nobles
Picasso Finds His Style
A Bolt from The Blue: Saint Paul on the Road to Damascus
The Lion King of Old Mali
Miss Baker and Civil Rights
Alice Paul Wins Votes for Women
Strategy Reborn: Patton vs. the Planners
The Barefoot Bank of Bangladesh
Samurai Strategy: The Meiji Revolution of Japan
Joan of Arc Saves France
Conclusion: A Lesson of History
A Note on Sources
Index