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This book is wonderful. It is a portrait of an fascinating and inspiring character: brilliant, opinionated, dogged, vulgar, charismatic. Robert Coram chronicles Boyd's fight against the dishonourable careerism that haunts the corridors of the Pentagon, where what advances the individual wins out over what advances the security of the United States.
Boyd's innovations in fighter tactics and military strategy (you're going to hear more of the OODA or Boyd Loop as the years go by), made in the teeth of entrenched establishment opposition, make this an important, entertaining and inspiring book.
Col John R Boyd is something the US needs right now: a bona fide hero.