I'm trying to remember the name of the book which is about a military commander who has found a way to push the limits of human endurance by completely relaxing his body. From what I can remember, his name was Cletus (I think), he had a bad knee, and he was teaching his entire squad the same relaxation technique.

Does my very limited summary ring a bell with anyone? I'm looking for the title and author.


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You are looking for Gordon R. Dickson's The Tactics of Mistake. It is part of Dickson's Childe Cycle (which has a heavy emphasis on the Dorsai warrior culture).

  • Thanks! That's definitely the book I was thinking of.
    – Doresoom
    Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 17:12

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