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The World's Greatest Military Leaders (2000)

by Martin Windrow

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Amazon.com Book Description (ISBN 0517161613, Hardcover)

The two hundred personalities described in this book have a fair claim to being the most significant in the last thousand years of military history. They include warrior kings and sultans, field marshals and ministers, tribal chiefs and junior officers.

Along with the great captains of war, whose exploits achieved conquests unrivaled in recorded history, this volume provides accounts of the careers of lesser-known, even obscure, figures whose actions represent with particular clarity the military events and climates of their times. Even the negative effects of infamous and incompetent generals are detailed.

With insights into their early training and development, the stories unfold of such superb commanders as:
-- Frederick Barbarossa, Richard Lionheart, Genghiz Khan
-- Joan of Arc, Selim I, Gustavus Adolphus
-- Frederick the Great, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte
-- Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Geronimo
-- Dwight Eisenhower, Erwin Rommel, George Patton

Wheneverpossible, the authors enliven the factual accounts of careers and campaigns with glimpses into the characters and personalities of these men, who excelled in a calling which has always been colored by the personal touch.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:47 -0400)

An alphabetical collection of short biographies covering two hundred of the greatest military leaders in history.

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