“Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War” is a well-written and insightful biography of John Boyd, a legendary fighter pilot and military strategist. The book, written by Robert Coram, offers a detailed look at Boyd’s life and career, as well as his influential theories on warfare and military strategy.
One of the strengths of the book is Coram’s ability to effectively convey the complexity of Boyd’s ideas in a clear and accessible manner. He provides a thorough understanding of Boyd’s “OODA loop” concept, which emphasizes the importance of decision-making speed in warfare.
The book also does an excellent job of highlighting Boyd’s impact on the military, both during his lifetime and in the present day. Coram shows how Boyd’s ideas have been applied in various conflicts, including the Gulf War and the war in Afghanistan, and how they continue to shape military thinking today.
Overall, “Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War” is a comprehensive and engaging biography that provides valuable insights into the life and legacy of a true military innovator. It is a must-read for anyone interested in military history or strategy.
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