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    DescriptionDeception on the battlefield is surely as old as warfare itself. The examples stretch from the very beginnings of recorded military history-to modern times, when technology has placed a stunning array of devices into the arsenals of military commanders. Military historians often underestimate the importance of deception in warfare. This book is the first to fully describe its value. Jon Latimer shows how simple some tricks have been, but also how technology has increased the range and subtlety of what is possible. He draws examples from land, sea, and air to show how great commanders have always had, as Winston Churchill put it, that indispensable "element of legerdemain, an original and sinister touch, which leaves the enemy puzzled as well as beaten."


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    Title
    Deception in War
    Subtitle
    Art Bluff Value Deceit Most Thrilling Episodes Cunning Mil Hist from the Trojan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Latimer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 225 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 435 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781585673810
    ISBN 10: 1585673811
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, JWK
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    LC classification: UG
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 355.422
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027010
    Abridged Dewey: 358
    DC22: 355.422
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    25 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "In detailed and well-chosen examples stretching from antiquity to the Gulf War, Latimer describes not only the steps undertaken to deceive military organizations throughout history but also the conditions of mind that allowed for the trickery to work....a skillful and sober book."