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  • The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

  • By: Harry S. Laver, Jefferey J. Matthews
  • Narrated by: Scott Laurence Peterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? That is the fundamental question underlying The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell. The book illustrates that great leaders become great through conscious effort - a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Leaders and Leadership Summaries

  • By JAMES RHOADS on 07-17-14

Mechanical reading detracts from purpose

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Reviewed: 01-21-19

As an Army Officer, I want to read this story. I want to learn and grown in order to be better for my Soldiers that I lead. As a reader, I can NOT get into it. The narrator is so focused on being articulate that he has crossed over into the realm of being mechanical. It’s hard to follow the story line because there is no emotion, ebb & flow, or tonal inflections that keeps you engaged in the story line. Time is a fleeting commodity, so I wanted to like the audio version of this.. but quality is more important so the written version will be the logical choice. Wish I wouldn’t have spent the money or time on this ‘version’.