The Progressive Army : US Army Command and Administration, 1870–1914

The author seeks to explain the creation of a modern American Army in a country hostile to centralised military power. The effect of various European nations on the US military are examined. The central theme, however, is how a small number of influential figures impressed with US business borrowed...

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Main Author: Barr, Ronald J.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Palgrave Macmillan UK 1998, 1998
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Summary:The author seeks to explain the creation of a modern American Army in a country hostile to centralised military power. The effect of various European nations on the US military are examined. The central theme, however, is how a small number of influential figures impressed with US business borrowed management techniques from national corporations to modernise the army. It is argued these military reforms represented a wider influence in the progressive era which sought to utilise management techniques developed by US business to improve government
Physical Description:XI, 225 p online resource
ISBN:9781349268887