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The Mind of War
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The ideas of US Air Force Colonel John Boyd have transformed American military policy and practice. A first-rate fighter pilot and a self-taught scholar, he wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat; spearheaded the design of both of the Air Force's premier fighters, the F-15 and the F-16; and shaped the tactics that saved lives during the Vietnam War and the strategies that won the Gulf War. Many of America's best-known military and political leaders consulted Boyd on matters of technology, strategy, and theory.
In "The Mind of War," Grant T. Hammond offers the first complete portrait of John Boyd, his groundbreaking ideas, and his enduring legacy. Based on extensive interviews with Boyd and those who knew him as well as on a close analysis of Boyd's briefings, this intellectual biography brings the work of an extraordinary thinker to a broader public.
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Grant T. Hammond, director of the Center for Strategy and Technology and professor of international relations at the Air War College, is the author of Plowshares into Swords: Arms Races in International Politics, 1840-1991.

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"John Boyd was a remarkable patriot whose intense commitment to learning and teaching the lessons of history changed American military doctrine and made Desert Storm possible. This study is an invaluable contribution to a little-known part of our military history." Newt Gingrich "More than a biography, and a superb one, this book is a well-deserved tribute to an extraordinary patriot who combined intellectual rigor, courage, and moral purpose in remarkable degrees. Only in an age of self-promotion would this exceptionally strong but quiet man be so little known." Gary Hart, former US Senator "This is a must read for all those who want to understand how to think about war and to learn about a true American hero." - General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC, former commander of CENTCOM"

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