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S. L. A. Marshall served in World War I and then embarked in a career in journalism. In World War II, he was chief combat historian in the Central Pacific (1943) and chief historian for the European Theater of Operations (1945). He is the author of World War I, Blitzkrieg, Armies on Wheels, The River and the Gauntlet, and Pork Chop Hill.
Interesting thesis, not as well documented as I would have liked. A lot of opinion, perhaps well based.Published 3 months ago by B. Miller
The Classic. Love it or hate it, agree or disagree with it.
But you can't ignore it if you want to understand how people behave under high stress battle conditions.
One needs to be in the genre of the book to be immersed in the story line. But still immensely engrossing.Published 18 months ago by Rob
This book illustrates the challenges of leadership in combat, and the fact that winning always requires troops on the ground risking life.Published 19 months ago by Allen Frymire
I haven't read the book yet, which I just ordered now. I dont' normally comment unless I've read the entire book, but here I can't help but notice one strange thing. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Robert Watson
This book applies to all walks of life. The concepts discussed
by SLAM can be used by anyone. Timeless lessons.
During World War II, S.L.A. Marshall was busily engaged in recording the history of the war and had developed a method of capturing data from soldiers within a short time of the... Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by N. Wallach
I have visited Civil War battlefields all over the south. At every battlefield museum, there is a rifle recovered from the battlefield with 10 to 20 bullets stuffed down the... Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by George Copeland
I was required to read this book as a student at the USMC Infantry Officer Course in 1987. At the time, I thought it a superb work, and revolutionary in its analysis of the... Read morePublished on November 21, 2010 by Peter Owen