Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

By Robert Coram
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"Boyd" by Robert Coram is a compelling biography that delves into the captivating life and mind of John Boyd, a brilliant and unconventional Air Force fighter pilot turned military strategist.Drawing on interviews, documents, and Boyd's own writings, Coram presents a meticulously researched account of Boyd's life, from his early days as a fighter pilot during the Korean War to his transformative role in shaping aerial combat tactics.A maverick thinker with a restless intellect, Boyd developed the now-famous OODA loop concept - Observe, Orient, Decide, Act - which revolutionized military thinking and influenced decision-making in various fields beyond the military.Coram paints a vivid portrait of Boyd's relentless pursuit of knowledge, his influential role in designing the F-15 and F-16 fighter jets, as well as his intense dedication to ruffling feathers within the military establishment.Boyd's transformative ideas challenged conventional wisdom and bureaucracy, earning him both devoted followers and powerful adversaries.In "Boyd," Robert Coram captures the essence of a remarkable man and offers readers a captivating exploration of the enigmatic figure who transformed the world of military strategy.
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