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Napoleon Bonaparte: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history by Gregory Fremont-Barnes1
Erich von Manstein (Command) by Robert Forczyk2
George S. Patton (Command) by Steven J. Zaloga3
Julius Caesar (Command) by Nic Fields4
Erwin Rommel (Command) by Pier Battistelli5
Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Command) by Stephen Turnbull6
Robert E. Lee (Command) by Ron Field7
Henry V (Command) by Marcus Cowper8
Bernard Montgomery (Command) by Tim Moreman9
Marlborough (Command) by Angus Konstam10
Hannibal (Command) by Nic Fields11
Saladin (Command) by David Nicolle12
Heinz Guderian (Command) by Pier Battistelli13
Garibaldi (Command) by Ron Field14
Walther Model (Command) by Robert Forczyk15
Horatio Nelson (Command) by Angus Konstam16
Bill Slim (Command) by Robert Lyman17
Eisenhower (Command) by Steven J. Zaloga18
Lawrence of Arabia (Command) by David Murphy19
Orde Wingate (Command) by Jonathan Diamond20
George Washington (Command) by Mark Lardas21
Georgy Zhukov (Command) by Robert Forczyk22
Pompey (Command) by Nic Fields23
Tokugawa Ieyasu (Command) by Stephen Turnbull24
Omar Bradley (Command) by Steven J. Zaloga25
Yamamoto Isoroku (Command) by Mark Stille26
Albert Kesselring (Command) by Pier Battistelli27
Archibald Wavell (Command) by Jon Diamond28
Ulysses S. Grant (Command) by Mark Lardas29
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (Command) by Edward J. Erickson30
Attila the Hun (Command) by Nic Fields31
Gustaf Mannerheim (Command) by Steven J. Zaloga32

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  1. The Blocking of Zeebrugge: Operation Z-O 1918 by Stephen Prince (2010)
  2. Coronel and Falklands 1914: Duel in the South Atlantic by Michael McNally (2012)
  3. Merrill's Marauders by Edward M. Young (2009)
  4. Mark IV vs A7V: Villers-Bretonneux 1918 (Duel) by David R. Higgins (2013)
  5. Samurai: The Weapons and Spirit of the Japanese Warrior by Clive Sinclaire (2001)
  6. The AK-47: Kalashnikov-series assault rifles (Weapon) by Gordon Rottman (2011)
  7. The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire by Lawrence Keppie (1984)
  8. God's War: A New History of the Crusades by Christopher Tyerman (2006)
  9. The Hundred Years' War by Anne Curry (1993)
  10. Patton: A Genius for War by Carlo D'Este (1995)
  11. German Infantryman vs Soviet Rifleman: Barbarossa 1941 (Combat) by David Campbell (2014)
  12. World War II Desert Tactics (Elite) by Paddy Griffith (2008)
  13. Maker of Modern Japan: The Life of Tokugawa Ieyasu by A. L. Sadler (1978)
  14. Infantry Attacks by Erwin Rommel (1956)
  15. Caesar by Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1995)

Series description

Throughout the history of warfare, individual commanders have dominated the battlefield and in so doing decided the fate of nations. From the warlords of the ancient world through to the architects of the blitzkrieg and beyond, the Command series looks at how these great leaders adopted revolutionary technology, battlefield tactics and training methods, or simply inspired their troops through their leadership skills to win victory.

These are not just simple biographies. Instead they provide a critical examination of each commander’s key victories and his notable adversaries, illustrated with detailed maps, tactical diagrams and uniform artwork, explaining how and why these great leaders were able to carve their names into the annals of military history.

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