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A sense of the enemy : the high stakes history of reading your rival's mind, Zachary Shore

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A sense of the enemy : the high stakes history of reading your rival's mind
Title
A sense of the enemy
Title remainder
the high stakes history of reading your rival's mind
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Shore
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "More than two thousand years ago the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu advised us to know our enemies. The question has always been how. In A Sense of the Enemy, the historian Zachary Shore demonstrates that leaders can best understand an opponent not simply from his pattern of past behavior, but from his behavior at pattern breaks. Meaningful pattern breaks occur during dramatic deviations from the routine, when the enemy imposes costs upon himself. It's at these unexpected moments, Shore explains, that successful leaders can learn what makes their rivals truly tick. Shore presents a uniquely revealing history of twentieth-century conflict. With vivid, suspenseful prose, he takes us into the minds of statesmen, to see how they in turn tried to enter the minds of others. In the process, he shows how this type of mind-reading, which he calls "strategic empathy," shaped matters of war and peace. Mahatma Gandhi, for instance, was an excellent strategic empath. In the wake of a British massacre of unarmed Indian civilians, how did Gandhi know that nonviolence could ever be effective? And what of Gustav Stresemann, the 21-year-old Wunderkind Ph. D., who rose from lobbyist for chocolate makers to Chancellor of Germany. How did he manage to resurrect his nation to great power status after its humiliating loss in World War One? And then there is Le Duan, the shadowy Marxist manipulator who was actually running North Vietnam during the 1960s, as opposed to Ho Chi Minh. How did this rigid ideologue so skillfully discern America's underlying constraints? And, armed with this awareness, how did he construct a grand strategy to defeat the United States? One key to all these leaders' triumphs came from the enemy's behavior at pattern breaks. Drawing on research from the cognitive sciences, and tapping multilingual, multinational sources, Shore has crafted an innovative history of the last century's most pivotal moments, when lives and nations were on the line. Through this curious study of strategic empathy, we gain surprising insights into how great leaders think"--
  • "A bold explanation of how and why national leaders are able--or unable--to correctly analyze and predict the intentions of foreign rivals"--
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Shore, Zachary
Dewey number
320.01/9
Index
index present
LC call number
JC330.3
LC item number
.S56 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Political leadership
  • Heads of state
  • Enemies
  • Psychology, Military
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Enemies
  • Heads of state
  • Political leadership
  • Psychology, Military
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A sense of the enemy : the high stakes history of reading your rival's mind, Zachary Shore
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Introduction: Seeking Strategic Empathy; 1. The Conscience of an Empire: Gandhi and the British Character; 2. Arming Your Enemy: Stresemann's Maneuver, Act I; 3. Steady on the Tightrope: Stresemann's Maneuver, Act II; 4. Stalin the Simulator: The Problem of Projected Rationality; 5. A Rendezvous With Evil: How Roosevelt Read Hitler; 6. Hanoi's New Foe: Le Duan Prepares for America; 7. Counting Bodies: The Benefits of Escalation; 8. The Continuity Conundrum: When the Past Misleads; 9. Number Worship: The Quant's Prediction Problem; Conclusion
  • Afterword: Fitting In: Some Thoughts on Scholarship, Sources, and MethodsAcknowledgments; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
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868068198
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9780199987382
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1602512
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(OCoLC)868068198
Label
A sense of the enemy : the high stakes history of reading your rival's mind, Zachary Shore
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Introduction: Seeking Strategic Empathy; 1. The Conscience of an Empire: Gandhi and the British Character; 2. Arming Your Enemy: Stresemann's Maneuver, Act I; 3. Steady on the Tightrope: Stresemann's Maneuver, Act II; 4. Stalin the Simulator: The Problem of Projected Rationality; 5. A Rendezvous With Evil: How Roosevelt Read Hitler; 6. Hanoi's New Foe: Le Duan Prepares for America; 7. Counting Bodies: The Benefits of Escalation; 8. The Continuity Conundrum: When the Past Misleads; 9. Number Worship: The Quant's Prediction Problem; Conclusion
  • Afterword: Fitting In: Some Thoughts on Scholarship, Sources, and MethodsAcknowledgments; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Control code
868068198
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199987382
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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1602512
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)868068198

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