The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man

This is a systematic, comparative attitudinal study of the Soviet fighting man. The author interviewed emigre ex-Soviet servicemen from all branches and of all ranks to determine their feelings about their military experience.

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ISBN: UCAL:B4238814

Category: History

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This is a systematic, comparative attitudinal study of the Soviet fighting man. The author interviewed emigre ex-Soviet servicemen from all branches and of all ranks to determine their feelings about their military experience. Each of the three major sections of the work addresses one branch of the service, detailing the answers of respondents to eighty-one questions. The resulting sets of data are divided into twelve categories dealing with various aspects of military service in the Soviet Union: general views of military service, military life, combat ability, training, quality of officers and NCOs, leadership, morale and discipline, ideology, unit cohesion, desertion and AWOL, alcohol use, and suicide. Gabriel's conclusions, as well as the data he presents, answer critical questions about Soviet military effectiveness and encourage further analysis of the psychology of the Soviet fighting man.
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The U S Fighting Man s Code

Author: United States. Office of Armed Forces Information and Education

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105120687582

Category: Allegiance

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The Soviet Military Experience

39 Richard A. Gabriel, The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man: a quantitative survey of Soviet soldiers, sailors, and airmen (Westport, Conn.

Author: Roger R. Reese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134604272

Category: History

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The Soviet Military Experience is the first general work to place the Soviet army into its true social, political and international contexts. It focuses on the Bolshevik Party's intention to create an army of a new type, whose aim was both to defend the people and propagate Marxist ideals to the rest of the world. It includes discussion of the: * origins of the Workers and Peasant's Red Army * effects of the Civil War * Bolshevik regime's use of the military as a school of socialism * effects of collectivization and rapid industrialisation of the 1920s and 1930s * Second World War and its profound repercussions * ethnic tensions within the army * effect of Gorbachev's policies of Glasnost and Perestroika
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Strategic Review

Note that the USSR was not fully prepared to conduct truly " combined arms ... Richard A. Gabriel , The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man ( Westport ...

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... dedicated to the advancement and understanding of those principles and practices, military and political, which serve the vital security interests of the United States.
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The Madness of Alexander the Great

... War in Afghanistan (2013) Man and Wound in the Ancient World (2012) Hannibal: ... Soviet and American Soldier (1984) The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man ...

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473852365

Category: History

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Over the years, some 20,000 books and articles have been written about Alexander the Great, the vast majority hailing him as possibly the greatest general that ever lived. Richard A. Gabriel, however, argues that, while Alexander was clearly a succesful soldier-adventurer, the evidence of real greatness is simply not there. The author presents Alexander as a misfit within his own warrior society, attempting to overcompensate. Thoroughly insecure and unstable, he was given to episodes of uncontrollable rage and committed brutal atrocities that would today have him vilified as a monstrous psychopath. The author believes some of his worst excesses may have been due to what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, of which he displays many of the classic symptoms, brought on by extended exposure to violence and danger. Above all the author thinks that Alexander's military ability has been flattered by History. Alexander was tactically competent but contributed nothing truly original, while his strategy was often flawed and distorted by his obsession with personal glory. This radical reappraisal is certain to provoke debate.
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God s Generals

... War in Afghanistan (2013) Man and Wound in the Ancient World (2012) Hannibal: ... Soviet and American Soldier (1984) The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man ...

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473859067

Category: History

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It is one of the more startling facts of military history that the founders of three of the four 'great religions'—Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam—were also accomplished field generals with extensive experience in commanding men in battle. One of these, Muhammad, fought eight battles and was wounded twice, once almost fatally. Another, Siddhartha Gautama (later to become the Buddha), witnessed so much battlefield carnage that he suffered a psychological collapse. Moses had become so much a 'god-intoxicated' personality, it is a reasonable suspicion that he, like the Buddha, was murdered. Indeed, had the experiences of these men in war not been so successful, it is quite possible that their achievements as religious leaders would never have occurred. For all three, war and religion were so closely intertwined in their personalities that it is difficult to discern where the influence of one ended and the other began. This book attempts to explore the military lives of Moses, the Buddha and Muhammad, and the role their war experiences played in their religious lives.
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Ivan s War

Ellis, J., The Sharp End: The Fighting Man in World War II, London, ... Gabriel, R., The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man: A Quantitative Survey of Soviet ...

Author: Catherine Merridale

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571265909

Category: History

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'Essential reading, not just for those interested in the Eastern Front, but for anyone who wants to understand Russia.' Antony Beevor, Sunday Times They died in their millions, shattered by German shells and tanks, freezing behind the wire of prison camps, driven forward in suicidal charges by the secret police. Yet in all the books about the Second World War on the eastern front, there is very little about how the Russian soldier lived, dreamed and died. Catherine Merridale's discovery of archives of letters, diaries and police reports have allowed her to write a major history of a figure too often treated as part of a vast mechanical horde. Here are moving and terrible stories of men and women in appalling conditions, many not far from death. They allow us to understand the strange mixture of courage, patriotism, anger and fear that made it possible for these badly fed, dreadfully governed soldiers to defeat the Nazi army that would otherwise have enslaved the whole of Europe. The experience of the soldiers is set against a masterly narrative of the war in Russia. Merridale also shows how the veterans were treated with chilling ingratitude and brutality by Stalin, and later exploited as icons of the Great Patriotic War before being sidelined once more in Putin's new capitalist Russia.
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Russia and Eastern Europe 1789 1985

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Author: Raymond Pearson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719017343

Category: History

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No More Heroes

... in Lebanon The Antagonists: A Comparative Combat Assessment of the Soviet and American Soldier The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man To Serve with Honor: ...

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9781466807785

Category: Medical

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No More Heroes is an in depth exploration of madness and psychiatry in war.
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The Culture of War

... The Israeli-PLO War in Lebanon The Antagonists: A Comparative Combat Assessment of the Soviet and American Soldier The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man ...

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313266646

Category: History

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Although war has been analyzed from many perspectives, no scholar has satisfactorily explained why the human race fights and how we came to create a degree of military sophistication capable of destroying the entire species. Gabriel addresses these questions in his study of the origins and development of warfare. He looks particularly at the relationship between the evolution of the social institution of war and the development of the military institutions, tactical sciences, and technology required for organized conflict. Beginning with a discussion of the biological and evolutionary history of man, Gabriel investigates the proposition that the human race is genetically predisposed to warlike behavior. He next reviews the archaeological record to test the common assumption that war has existed from the earliest times. He traces the evolution of the social institutions and technology of war in a succession of ancient cultures beginning with the Bronze Age. The development of armies, tactics, logistics, and weapons is examined, together with the psychological and social implications of mankind's choice to use them. The work concludes with a discussion demonstrating how the practice of war in modern times relates to the perpetuation of values and institutional forms created by earlier societies--especially those of classical Greece and Rome. The first study to integrate the findings of cultural anthropology with the concerns of military analysis, this work will be of interest to students and academics in these and related fields.
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Great Generals of the Ancient World

... of the Soviet and American Soldier (1984) The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man (1984) Fighting Armies: NATO and the Warsaw Pact (1983) Fighting Armies: ...

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473859104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The military expert and author of Philip II of Macedonia presents 9 profiles of exemplary leadership from the ancient world. Of all the military commanders throughout history, only a few are remembered as great leaders of men in battle. Is there a combination of personal attributes and historical circumstances that produces great commanders? Professor Richard A. Gabriel analyses the biographies of ten great generals, all of whom lived between 1481 BC and AD 632, in order to identify the characteristics of intellect, psychology, personality, and experience that allowed them to tread the path to greatness. Some of the names included in Gabriel’s selection, such as Moses and Muhammad, will surprise many readers—as will the historical figures Gabriel chooses to omit, including Alexander the Great and Atilla the Hun. But Gabriel is not merely interested in famous military exploits. A retired soldier and professor at the Canadian Defence College, he distils the timeless essence of military leadership through the examples of Julius Caesar, Philip II of Macedonia, Thutmose III of Egypt, and others
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The Military History of Ancient Israel

... of the Soviet and American Soldier ( 1984 ) The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man ( 1984 ) Fighting Armies : NATO and the Warsaw Pact ( 1983 ) Fighting ...

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275977986

Category: History

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Gabriel provides the first attempt at a continuous historical narrative of the military history of ancient Israel.
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Sebastian s Cross

... of the Soviet and American Soldier ( 1984) The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man (1984) Fighting Armies: NATO and the Warsaw Pact (1983) Fighting Armies: ...

Author: Richard Gabriel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595191567

Category: Fiction

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A psychiatric casualty from the Vietnam War, Trip Tripoletti accepts a teaching position at St. Sebastian College run by Norbertine monks and discovers not all madness is confined to army psychiatric wards. They're all here—a stigmatic dwarf, a cat-torturing Ukrainian, a poisonous dean, an LSD-crazed monk, a necrophilic priest, a suicidal homosexual, a pre-orgasmic dean of women—along with the usual collection of zany faculty all too familiar to those of us who survived Catholic higher education. Gabriel's characters are alive and crazy, and hysterically funny to boot, that is until Trip stumbles upon the terrible secret kept by the monks of St. Sebastian, and then events take a deadly turn that threatens Trip's sanity and his life. Sebastian's Cross is black humor at its best!
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Subotai the Valiant

... Assessment of the Soviet and American Soldier The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man Fighting Armies: NATO and the Warsaw Pact Fighting Armies: Antagonists ...

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275975827

Category: History

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This first English biography of Subotai the Valiant, the tactical and strategic genius behind the early victories of Genghis Kahn.
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Lion of the Sun

... Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man (1984) Fighting Armies: NATO and the Warsaw Pact (1983) Fighting Armies: Antagonists of the Middle East (1983) Fighting ...

Author: Richard Gabriel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595297566

Category: Fiction

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Lion Of The Sun continues the saga of Thutmose III (1480-1426 B.C.E.) of Egypt as told by his oldest friend and scribe, Thaneni, in the chronicle entitled Warrior Pharaoh (iUniverse, 2001). Having been denied his rightful claim to the throne by his aunt, Hatshepsut, Thutmose gained his place as king of Egypt by a military coup. Now as Pharaoh, Thutmose must deal with the threats that confront Egypt. Lion Of The Sun is Thaneni's tale of Thutmose's life as warrior king, the Great Lion of Egypt, whom history has remembered as the greatest warrior pharaoh of all time.
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Military Incompetence

... Combat Assessment of the Soviet and American Soldier The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man To Serve with Honor: A Treatise on Military Ethics Fighting ...

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9781466807792

Category: History

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The history of American military operations in the post-Vietnam era has been marked by failure and near-disaster. Since 1970, American forces have been committed in five operations--in Sontay to rescue prisoners, in Cambodia on behalf of the crew of the Mayaguez, in Iran to rescue the American hostages, in Beirut, and in Grenada--and in each case they have failed. Gabriel tells how and why each was crippled by faulty intelligence, clumsy execution, or poor planning by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Much of his information is still classified by the Pentagon and is revealed here for the first time. Finally, Gabriel offers a prescription for reform based on his twenty-one years of military experience.
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Special Bibliography Series

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Jesus the Egyptian

The Origins of Christianity and the Psychology of Christ Richard Gabriel ... Soviet and American Soldier (1984) The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man (1984) ...

Author: Richard Gabriel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595350872

Category: Religion

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Jesus The Egyptian is a revolutionary attempt to examine the origins of Christianity as historical artifacts and not theological ones. The author offers the theory that Christianity is historically rooted in the ancient Egyptian creed of Osiris and not only, as is often claimed, in Judaism, presenting a radical break with established Christian tradition. Professor Gabriel offers an intriguing analysis of Jesus' psychological motivation to explain Jesus' rejection of Judaism and his adoption of the Osiran-Isis creed, the most popular and practiced pagan theology of Christ's time.
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Beyond Glasnost

Soviet Reform and Security Issues David Thomas Twining ... Richard A. Gabriel , The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man : A Quantitative Survey of Soviet ...

Author: David Thomas Twining

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313284733

Category: History

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Twining and his colleagues look at the impact of glasnost and the collapse of the Soviet system on the military. The case study approach used allows for in-depth examination of a number of key issues, ranging from the role of women in the Soviet armed forces to the rule of law to Sino-Soviet military rapproachment are examined. In a concluding chapter, Twining offers a broad theoretical overview that places the Soviet difficulties in the context of governance problems that affect developed countries in general.
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