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    (E–pub READ) [The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle] I had never heard of this book before but it was a great study of men in combat J Glenn Gray was drafted on the same day he received his PhD in philosophy from Columbia University in May 1941 He was discharged as a 2nd Lieutenant in October 1945 Fourteen years later Gray reread his war journals in an attempt to find some meaning in

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    (E–pub READ) [The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle] The very best thing I have read on the attractions of war come from this book Gray fought in WWII survived went to graduate school in philosophy and decided to write a book I suspect that Chris Hedges War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning performs a similar function In the Western canon this line of thinking come

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    (E–pub READ) [The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle] J. Glenn Gray ò 3 download read The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle An excellent read if you are in any way interested about the psychology of soldiers in war Gray had a PhD in philosophy when he was enlisted as a private in WWII and this book is a work of both psychology and philosophy He discusses WWII and the soldiers in it frankly openly and objectively as possible; none of the good war bullshit For the time he was writing in the 50s some of his conclusions are surprising and prescient As a ve

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    read The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle (E–pub READ) [The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle] I had read this book as a textbook while an undergraduate but it was wasted on me then It was just words Now as a slightly mature adult in my 50s who has served in Bosnia and a couple of times in Afghanistan it had resonance I re read it over Memorial Day weekendI was struck by a couple of things The first was the depth and complexity of his entries in his war journal Amazing that he had the time and discipline to keep up with itA

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    free read Î eBook or Kindle ePUB ò J. Glenn Gray J. Glenn Gray ò 3 download (E–pub READ) [The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle] The late Mr Gray 1913 1977 offers a uniue perspective on the effects of war for soldiers The book was published in 1959 and is about his experiences during World War II He had just received his doctorate in philosophy when he was drafted and s

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    J. Glenn Gray ò 3 download free read Î eBook or Kindle ePUB ò J. Glenn Gray read The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle Poignant and revealing about the soldier's experience before during and after warfare Very helpful for writing in a soldier's POV in fact I'm just reading short selections but I bought it to keep on hand for moment

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    J. Glenn Gray ò 3 download (E–pub READ) [The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle] Gray a WWII veteran reflects on the experience and psychology on this thoughtful if somewhat hit or miss book Clay weaves diary entries and letters into his argument and he presents really profound and compelling experiences through these sources This is one of the first major works of combat psychology although it is really of a philosophy book because there's not much genuine psychology in hereThere were a

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    free read Î eBook or Kindle ePUB ò J. Glenn Gray (E–pub READ) [The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle] I read this ages ago in college and found it even moving when I reread it recently Gray essentially makes the same argument that Simone Weil

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    read The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle (E–pub READ) [The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle] This book is outstanding It is rare for soldiers to have the capacity to reflect so deeply on their experience in war Most lack the tools the insight or the inclination The resultant impact on identity is so overwhelming that it fells everything leaving no room much for reflection Gray's Doctorate in Philosophy no doubt provided a framework

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    (E–pub READ) [The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle] read The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle Part essay part memoir this spare elegant book on the psychology of war will stay with me for a long time Perhaps because the author has his doctorate in philosophy I found his uest to describe the reasons why we

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The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle

read The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle J. Glenn Gray ò 3 download free read Î eBook or Kindle ePUB ò J. Glenn Gray Ing in France Gray saw service in North Africa Italy France and Germany in a counter espionage unit Fourteen years after his discharge Gray began to reread his war journals and letters in an attempt to find some meaning in his wartime experiences The result is The Warriors a philosophical meditation on what warfare does to us and an exa. The late Mr Gray 1913 1977 offers a uniue perspective on the effects of war for soldiers The book was published in 1959 and is about his experiences during World War II He had just received his doctorate in philosophy when he was drafted and saw campaigns in France North Africa Italy and Germany The author s book is not a memoir as much as an analysis of the effects war has on soldiers and civilians Don t kid yourself war leaves lasting psychological scars on all soldiers even on Tom Brokaw s Greatest Generation The author portrayal of soldiers and civilians is consistent with the other works I ve read on the subject all the way back to the Civil War and up to today s engagements Mr Gray used a handful of his short journal entries during World War II as examples of what occurred on a psychological and sociological level The extreme surreal environment forces men into actions that are sometimes primal or contradictory to their personality that they display in peaceful times Soldiers can one moment be compassionate individuals then uickly display the most abhorrent behavior never dreaming they had such ugly sides in themselves The Warriors is a 260 page condensed book but filled with acute observations on each page Its incisiveness reminded me of the 1951 Eric Hoffer book The True Believer Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Mr Gray covers such issues as the spectacle and aesthetic satisfaction of battle comradeship the delight in destruction how love manifests itself in soldiers their relationship to death being so near and arbitrary the struggle between courage and cowardice how soldiers envision the enemy and how guilt factors into a soldier s psyche Much of the book deals in philosophical speculation by the learned author All the issues addressed are multifaceted and understandable even the abhorrent ones It is not a cynical book My only disappointment with The Warriors was the last chapter The Future of War Much has transpired since the book was published in 1959 and what the author states about efforts to avoid future wars seem simplistic and pollyannaish It s easy to be judgmental of a soldier s actions when a person is sitting comfortably far away from any potential harm I m sixty years old and have never served in the military If I m honest with myself there s no way I could really know how I d act in such hellish circumstances unless I was in the thick of it No one knows What Mr Gray did so well in The Warriors is explain the multitude of ways a human may react during war It is dealing in many shades of gray and not black and white issues He s seen them all up close and many of them personal War is the gift that keeps on pummeling the survivors long after the victims have been devoured by worms The Warriors reuires a little concentration than a straightforward memoir but I thought it was well worth the effort Mr Gray s book will linger in my thoughts for a long time to come

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read The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle J. Glenn Gray ò 3 download free read Î eBook or Kindle ePUB ò J. Glenn Gray Mination of the reasons soldiers act as they do Gray explains the attractions of battle the adrenaline rush the esprit de corps and analyzes the many rationalizations made by combat troops to justify their actions In the end Gray notes “War reveals dimensions of human nature both above and below the acceptable standards for humanity?. Gray a WWII veteran reflects on the experience and psychology on this thoughtful if somewhat hit or miss book Clay weaves diary entries and letters into his argument and he presents really profound and compelling experiences through these sources This is one of the first major works of combat psychology although it is really of a philosophy book because there s not much genuine psychology in hereThere were a number of points in this book I thought were fascinating One was the difference between comrades and friends Gray argues that most people are capable of forming comradely relations because this is essentially bonding over a specific purpose and necessity Comradeship reduces the individual into the group making him capable of fighting and surviving In contrast he argues that most people struggle to create friendship because friendship maintains or even enhances the individual personality in its connection to others It reuires a much stronger sense of self Those who can t create friendship will often miss wartime terribly because comradeship was the closest they ever got to deep connections with other peopleMost of Gray s points rely on inherent logic anecdotal evidence and his own experience rather than systematic evidence He s deeply a part of mid 20th century social psychology and you can see the influence of Freud Hoffer and Fromm on his work In other words a lot of his points just hang in the air without much evidence to back them up as do the work of these other psycho philosphers For example I don t really buy Gray s conclusion about what it will take to end war He finds the origins of war in the appeal of war as a spectacle and meaningful collective and individual experience to those who lack meaning in their own lives He argues uoting Nietzsche that people need to morally decide to prefer vulnerability to other rather than being hated or feared in order to destroy war He also contends that people who get meaning out of human relationships will no longer find war appealing family work art etc will not find war appealing I think this argument completely ignores the geopolitical factors that cause war Moreover it also ignores the fact that people will fight to protect the meaningful aspects of his life There is a strong argument to make that people are becoming anti war and that war is less freuent today but I don t think Gray has found it Still as a preliminary exploration of the soldier s social and psychological experience of war this is an important and interesting book

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read The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle J. Glenn Gray ò 3 download free read Î eBook or Kindle ePUB ò J. Glenn Gray Selected for the 2019 Commandant's Professional Reading List J Glenn Gray entered the army as a private in May 1941 having been drafted on the same day he was informed of his doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University He was discharged as a second lieutenant in October 1945 having been awarded a battlefield commission during fight. An excellent read if you are in any way interested about the psychology of soldiers in war Gray had a PhD in philosophy when he was enlisted as a private in WWII and this book is a work of both psychology and philosophy He discusses WWII and the soldiers in it frankly openly and objectively as possible none of the good war bullshit For the time he was writing in the 50s some of his conclusions are surprising and prescient As a veteran myself Gray gave a specific and clear voice to many things I could only vaguely identify about my own Ira experience I checked this out from the library but will be buying a copy to flip through again

  • Paperback
  • 242
  • The Warriors Reflections on Men in Battle
  • J. Glenn Gray
  • English
  • 03 April 2020
  • 9780803270763