The Resource 21st century Sims : innovation, education, and leadership for the modern era, edited by Benjamin F. Armstrong, (electronic resource/)

21st century Sims : innovation, education, and leadership for the modern era, edited by Benjamin F. Armstrong, (electronic resource/)

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21st century Sims : innovation, education, and leadership for the modern era
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21st century Sims
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innovation, education, and leadership for the modern era
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edited by Benjamin F. Armstrong
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eng
Summary
For more than two decades at the beginning of the 20th century William S. Sims was at the forefront of naval affairs. From the revolution in naval gunnery that he led as a junior officer, to his advocacy for the Dreadnaught style all-big-gun battleship, to his development of torpedo boat and destroyer operations, he was a central figure in helping to prepare the U.S. Navy for World War I. During the war he served as the senior naval commander in Europe and was instrumental in the establishment of the convoy system that won the Battle of the Atlantic. Following the war his leadership as President of the Naval War College established the foundations of the creative and innovative Navy that would develop the operating concepts for submarines and aircraft carriers which would lead to success in World War II. Despite his dramatic impact on the U.S. Navy in the first half of the 20th century, Sims is a relatively unknown figure today. Overshadowed in our memory by the World War II generation of strategic Admirals, like Chester Nimitz and Raymond Spruance, he receives little attention from historians or professional naval officers. Despite the fact that he won a Pulitzer Prize for history, hardly anyone reads the books or articles he left as his legacy. This collection of six essays written by Sims illustrates why his thinking and leadership are relevant to the challenges faced in the 21st century. From the perils of military conservatism, to the responsibilities of the professional officer, to military downsizing and reform, he helped lay the foundations of the modern Navy. Armstrongs introductions and analysis of these essays links them directly to the issues of innovation, professional education, and leadership that are as important at the start of this century as they were at the start of the last--
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contains biographical information
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  • 359.0092
  • B
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index present
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E748.S52
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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21st century Sims : innovation, education, and leadership for the modern era, edited by Benjamin F. Armstrong, (electronic resource/)
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http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=945246
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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Introduction: the gun doctor -- Professional debate and military innovation -- A proper military mindset -- Preparing for command and preparing for war -- The forces of the status quo -- The peace dividend and the professional -- A century-old promotion system -- Conclusion: mentorship from a century ago
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ocn897001860
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1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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remote
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9ED007C0-9086-4392-A328-892611085216
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21st century Sims : innovation, education, and leadership for the modern era, edited by Benjamin F. Armstrong, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=945246
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the gun doctor -- Professional debate and military innovation -- A proper military mindset -- Preparing for command and preparing for war -- The forces of the status quo -- The peace dividend and the professional -- A century-old promotion system -- Conclusion: mentorship from a century ago
Control code
ocn897001860
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9ED007C0-9086-4392-A328-892611085216

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