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Download The War of the Flea (How Guerrilla Fighters Could Win the World!) epub

by Robert Taber

A study of guerrilla warfare,theory and practice
Download The War of the Flea (How Guerrilla Fighters Could Win the World!) epub
ISBN: 0586080104
ISBN13: 978-0586080108
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Robert Taber
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; First paperbound edition (April 9, 1970)
Pages: 160 pages
ePUB size: 1484 kb
FB2 size: 1833 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 380
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This book is excellent for anyone who wants to understand the David vs Goliath conflict between guerilla forces and massive coventional armies. It gives proper insight into the force multiplier capabilities of guerilla warfare tactics in some of the most mismatched upset battles and wars (Cuba, Vietnam, Afghanistan) and why war in most cases is a no win scenario. A must read for any member of the armed forces!
Bought as a textbook for class and it reads like a textbook. I’m a fan of this kind of topic, but I wouldn’t suggest it as a fun read.
Our country is headed down a slippery slope. The flea is an interesting read and is doctrine for those who fight unconventionally. In this day and age of drones and tools this warfare style is the only one our nation has never really been able to squelch, nor has any other govt.

This book is older having been published in the 60's, but one of the best works on guerrilla war that I have read. The book looks mostly at the Cuban rebellion with Castro. There are other case studies including a look at the intensifying war in Vietnam. For those who want to learn about small wars this is an important work to read. And even though this work is old, it still can be applied to current conflicts in the middle east and Africa.
Read this book in the mid sixties, and picked up a new copy given current events. Still a fine and instructive read.
Very good book that gives you a glimpse into the world of guerrilla warfare.
Just finished a study of guerrilla warfare and this book should have been the starting point.
From Rome in Spain to US in Vietnam there are enough references to get you on the correct study path.
If you can't understand out why the full might of the US Military hasn't defeated a bunch of rag-tag goatherds with Kaliskniov's, read this. You'll understand that we're the dog and the Taliban, etc. are the flea -- and, collectively, the fleas have the advantage.