Military Commanders: The 100 Greatest Throughout History

Military Commanders: The 100 Greatest Throughout History

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Overview

Military history as told through the lives and deeds of warfare's most famous commanders, from ancient Greece through the World Wars, VietNam, and the end of the twentieth century

Beginning with Leonides of Sparta, who died at Thermopylae in 480 b.c.e., and ending with General Giap, a Vietnamese leader; Moshe Dayan, commander of the Israeli Defense Force during the 1967 Six-Day War; and Colin Powell, Military Commanders provides an informative overview of the careers and battles of one hundred military commanders and their places in history. Divided by eras, the material covers the ancient world, the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings, the Middle Ages, the Napoleonic period, the American War of Independence and the Civil War, the two World Wars, and the postwar conflicts.

Each entry provides a chronology of major events as well as a summary of achievements. The entries, both fascinating and easy to read, succeed in providing a clear yet nuanced picture of the role of the individual in historical events.

An engaging and thought-provoking book, full of facts, pertinent quotations, and anecdotes, Military Commanders is sure to prove of interest to a wide range of readers.

Nigel Cawthorne has a degree from University College, London. He has written, contributed to, and edited more than sixty books including, Fighting Them on the Beaches: D-Day, 6 June 1944; Turning the Tide: Decisive Battles of the Second World War; and The Encyclopedia of World Terrorism. His work has appeared in over one hundred and fifty newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic.

Military history as told through the lives and deeds of warfare's mostfamous commanders, from ancient Greece through the World Wars, VietNam, and the end of the twentieth century

Beginning with Leonides of Sparta, who died at Thermopylae in 480 b.c.e., and ending with General Giap, a Vietnamese leader; Moshe Dayan, commander of the Israeli Defense Force during the 1967 Six-Day War; and Colin Powell, Military Commanders provides an informative overview of the careers and battles of one hundred military commanders and their places in history. Divided by eras, the material covers the ancient world, the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings, the Middle Ages, the Napoleonic period, the American War of Independence and the Civil War, the two World Wars, and the postwar conflicts.

Each entry provides a chronology of major events as well as a summary of achievements. The entries, both fascinating and easy to read, succeed in providing a clear yet nuanced picture of the role of the individual in historical events.

An engaging and thought-provoking book, full of facts, pertinent quotations, and anecdotes, Military Commanders is sure to prove of interest to a wide range of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592700295
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.78(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne has a degree from University College, London. He has written, contributed to, and edited more than sixty books including, Fighting Them on the Beaches: D-Day, 6 June 1944; Turning the Tide: Decisive Battles of the Second World War; and The Encyclopedia of World Terrorism. His work has appeared in over one hundred and fifty newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic.

Table of Contents

The Ancients
Leonidas of Sparta8
Sun Tzu10
Alexander the Great12
Hannibal14
Scipio Africanus16
Gaius Marius18
Pompey20
Julius Caesar22
Marcus Agrippa24
Augustus Octavian26
Arminius28
Claudius30
Trajan32
Constantine I34
Alaric I36
Flavius Aetius38
Attila the Hun40
Belisarius42
The Anglo-Saxons & Vikings
Alfred the Great44
Athelstan46
Cnut48
Harold II50
The Middle Ages
Charles Martel52
Charlemagne54
El Cid56
Saladin58
Richard the Lionheart60
Genghis Khan62
Alexander III of Scotland64
Edward I66
Edward III68
Edward the Black Prince70
Tamerlane72
Henry V74
Gustavus II of Sweden76
The English Civil War
Oliver Cromwell78
Sir Thomas Fairfax80
Prince Rupert82
William of Orange84
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough86
Charles XII88
The Restoration
John Campbell, Duke of Argyll90
Charles Stuart92
William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland94
The Napoleonic Era
Lord Horatio Nelson96
Sir John Moore98
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington100
Napoleon Bonaparte102
Michel Ney104
The British Empire
Lord Howard of Effingham106
Sir Francis Drake108
James Wolfe110
Shaka Zulu112
Sir Colin Campbell114
Charles Gordon116
The American War of Independence
George Washington118
Andrew Jackson120
Robert E. Lee122
William T. Sherman124
Ulysses S. Grant126
Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson128
Native American
Cochise130
Red Cloud132
Crazy Horse134
Prussia
Frederick the Great136
Graf Helmuth von Moltke138
Prince Otto von Bismarck140
Alfred von Tirpitz142
The First World War
Paul von Hindenburg144
John Joseph Pershing146
Earl Douglas Haig148
Viscount Edmund Allenby150
Sir Henry Rawlinson152
Erich Ludendorff154
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck156
Kemal Ataturk158
The Second World War
Carl Gustav Mannerheim160
Gerd von Rundstedt162
Douglas MacArthur164
Archibald Wavell166
Viscount Alanbrooke168
Yamamoto Isoroku170
George S. Patton172
Erich von Manstein174
Bernard Law Montgomery176
Heinz Guderian178
Dwight D. Eisenhower180
Erwin Rommel182
Harold Alexander184
Mao Tse-Tung186
William Slim188
Omar Bradley190
Georgy Zhukov192
Ivan Konev194
Vasily Chuikov196
Orde Wingate198
Sir David Stirling200
The Modern Age
Vo Nguyen Giap202
Moshe Dayan204
Colin Powell206
Commanders A-Z208
Picture Credits208

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