Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

Valutazione media 4,34
( su 2.279 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780316796880: Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever -- the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story. Boyd, more than any other person, saved fighter aviation from the predations of the Strategic Air Command. His manual of fighter tactics changed the way every air force in the world flies and fights. He discovered a physical theory that forever altered the way fighter planes were designed. Later in life, he developed a theory of military strategy that has been adopted throughout the world and even applied to business models for maximizing efficiency. And in one of the most startling and unknown stories of modern military history, the Air Force fighter pilot taught the U.S. Marine Corps how to fight war on the ground. His ideas led to America's swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War and foretold the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. On a personal level, Boyd rarely met a general he couldn't offend. He was loud, abrasive, and profane. A man of daring, ferocious passion and intractable stubbornness, he was that most American of heroes -- a rebel who cared not for his reputation or fortune but for his country. He was a true patriot, a man who made a career of challenging the shortsighted and self-serving Pentagon bureaucracy. America owes Boyd and his disciples -- the six men known as the "Acolytes" -- a great debt. Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military -- and all of America -- for decades to come. ..

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Corram has written 3 books of non-fiction as well as 7 novels. His articles have appeared in the New Yorker & other major mags & he has been nominated twice for a Pulitzer He is a qualified commercial pilot and is one of the few civilians to have flown both the F-100 and the F-15.

From Publishers Weekly:

John Boyd (1927-1997) was a brilliant and blazingly eccentric person. He was a crackerjack jet fighter pilot, a visionary scholar and an innovative military strategist. Among other things, Boyd wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat, was primarily responsible for designing the F-15 and the F-16 jet fighters, was a leading voice in the post-Vietnam War military reform movement and shaped the smashingly successful U.S. military strategy in the Persian Gulf War. His writings and theories on military strategy remain influential today, particularly his concept of the "OODA (Observation, Orientation, Decision, Action) Loop," which all the military services-and many business strategists-use to this day. Boyd also was a brash, combative, iconoclastic man, not above insulting his superiors at the Pentagon (both military and civilian); he made enemies (and fiercely loyal acolytes) everywhere he went. His strange, mercurial personality did not mesh with a military career, making his 24 years in the Air Force (1951-1975) difficult professionally and causing serious emotional problems for Boyd's wife and children. Coram's worthy biography is deeply researched and detailed, down to describing the fine technical points of some of Boyd's theories. A Boyd advocate (he "contributed as much to fighter aviation as any man in the history of the Air Force," Coram notes), Coram does not shy away from Boyd's often self-defeating abrasiveness and the neglect and mistreatment of his long-suffering wife and children, and keeps the story of a unique life moving smoothly and engagingly.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Robert Coram
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97803167968800000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,20
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

R. Coram
Editore: Little, Brown Company, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Little, Brown Company, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. A detailed portrait of American fighter pilot John Boyd examines his distinguished military career during the Korean War and his postwar efforts as a military theorist who took on the entrenched Pentagon bureaucracy to transform the art of modern warfare and the American military with his revolution. Codice libro della libreria ABZ9780316796880

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,58
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Robert Coram
Editore: Little, Brown Company, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Little, Brown Company, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. A detailed portrait of American fighter pilot John Boyd examines his distinguished military career during the Korean War and his postwar efforts as a military theorist who took on the entrenched Pentagon bureaucracy to transform the art of modern warfare and the American military with his revolution. Codice libro della libreria ABZ9780316796880

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,58
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

R. Coram
Editore: Little, Brown Company, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Little, Brown Company, United States, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A detailed portrait of American fighter pilot John Boyd examines his distinguished military career during the Korean War and his postwar efforts as a military theorist who took on the entrenched Pentagon bureaucracy to transform the art of modern warfare and the American military with his revolution. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780316796880

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,34
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Coram, Robert
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2004. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780316796880

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,97
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 9,88
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Robert Coram
Editore: Little, Brown and Company 2004-05-10, S.l. (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Little, Brown and Company 2004-05-10, S.l., 2004. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780316796880

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,53
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,48
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

R. Coram
Editore: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 13
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Little, Brown & Company. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War, R. Coram, A detailed portrait of American fighter pilot John Boyd examines his distinguished military career during the Korean War and his postwar efforts as a military theorist who took on the entrenched Pentagon bureaucracy to transform the art of modern warfare and the American military with his revolution. Codice libro della libreria B9780316796880

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,66
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Coram, Robert
Editore: Back Bay Books
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 1
Da
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Back Bay Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0316796883. Codice libro della libreria Z0316796883ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,75
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 5,14
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Coram, Robert
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 827464

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,68
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,73
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Robert Coram
Editore: Back Bay Books (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316796883 ISBN 13: 9780316796880
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Back Bay Books, 2004. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria TH9780316796880

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,09
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,99
Da: Germania a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro