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by Andrew Gordon
Andrew Gordon began his investigation of Jutland in the late 1980s. It is Gordon's contention that the senior leadership and command and control system displayed at Jutland directly reflected a peacetime navy culture.
Andrew Gordon began his investigation of Jutland in the late 1980s. He has a PhD in War Studies and is the author of an acclaimed exploration of naval policy and administration in the 1920s and 1930s. In his view, the Royal Navy more or less unchallenged for almost 100 years (1815 to1914), developed a mentality that encouraged spit and polish, equated seamanship with quick sail and rigging work, and insisted on absolute obedience to superiors for all personnel.
Andrew Gordon was the Class of '57 Distinguished Chair of Naval Heritage at the . Naval Academy from 2007-09. He has a PhD in war studies and is the author of British Sea Power and Procurement between the Wars an acclaimed exploration of naval policy and administration in the 1920s and 1930s. It uses the Battle of Jutland as the chief exhibit and demonstration of the evolution of British naval command and what could probably best be characterized as the cult of Signals. After placing the 5th Battle Squadron isolated in harm's way, with the entire German fleet gunning for them, Gordon goes back and explains how they got into that situation.
Andrew Gordon’s book is a study of the battle of Jutland that seeks to explain the outcome of the battle through the unusual perspective of. .First published in 1996, Andrew Gordon's book greatly deserves it recent reissue.
Andrew Gordon’s book is a study of the battle of Jutland that seeks to explain the outcome of the battle through the unusual perspective of the organizational culture of the Royal Navy. Many books have considered aspects of military leadership, but this is one of the very few to explore the culture of command and to address the practical implications.
The balance of the book is extraordinary in its detail and a pleasure to scan over, but its primary role is to absolutely guarantee the credibility and industry of the author.
The rules of the game. Andrew Gordon’s ostensible purpose is with command-and-control aspects of the Battle of Jutland, and these he analyses in considerable detail. Jutland and British Naval Command. However, the book’s main import is the way Gordon demonstrates that, to understand the command-and-control dynamics of Jutland, we have to dig quite a long way back into the Navy’s peacetime past.
Andrew Gordon teaches at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham. He has been a recipient of the Westminster Medal for Military Literature, and the Longman-History Today Book of the Year prize.
Andrew Gordon has produced a truly stunning work that appeals to both the naval tactician as well as the less .
Andrew Gordon has produced a truly stunning work that appeals to both the naval tactician as well as the less learned reader with an interest in naval history. There are times when the tactics get a little thick, but the book richly rewards the reader who weathers that particular storm. NauticalFiction99, June 28, 2009.
In this book Andrew Gordon focuses on what he calls a fault-line between two incompatible styles of tactical leadership within the Royal Navy and different understandings of the rules of the games. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Naval Institute PressReleased: Feb 21, 2013ISBN: 9781612512327Format: book. carousel previous carousel next.
Gilbert Andrew Hugh Gordon (born 23 July 1951) is a British academic maritime war historian, who wrote the World War 1 history The Rules of the Game (Jutland & the British Naval Command) (1996). Gordon received his early formal education at Glenalmond College, in Perthshire, Scotland. He received a BSc in Economics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a PhD (1987) in War Studies from King's College London, University of London. Gordon is a compelling storyteller, and his weighty tome should frighten no one. It is a classic of the genre.