Great Captains Unveiled
By (author) B. H. Liddell Hart
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Great Captains Unveiled by B. H. Liddell Hart
Book DescriptionGreat Captains Unveiled incisively examines the brilliant military careers and intriguing personalities of six masters of the battlefield: Jenghiz Khan (1167?--1227) and Sabutai (1172?--1245), who led their Mongol cavalry into the heart of medieval Europe and shook the fabric of its civilization; the French Marechal de Saxe (1696-1750), one of the greatest generals of his age, a military prophet of rare foresight, and author of Reveries, a classic on the art of war; Gustavus Adolphus (1594--1632), the Swedish king during the Thirty Years War and the founder of the modern army, who emphasized officer education, national recruitment, and the combination of firepower and mobility; Wallenstein (1583--1634), champion of the Holy Roman Empire and Adolphus's formidable opponent, who proved to be a genius of maneuver and psychological warfare; and James Wolfe (1727--1759), whose flawless execution of one of the most daring amphibious operations in history virtually gave Canada to the British. Liddell Hart's penetrating, decisive studies of these great captains reveal not only their genius and impact, but offer relevant lessons that 20th-century military commanders have yet to fully reap.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306806865
(216mm x 137mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author B. H. Liddell Hart
History of the Second World War, Paperback (July 2014)
A History of the Second World War is a highly acclaimed account by one of the greatest military writers of the twentieth century.
Scipio Africanus, Paperback (March 2004)
An intensely interesting book. --Spectator
Sherman, Paperback (March 1993)» View all books by B. H. Liddell Hart
Liddell Hart considered General Sherman the dominant military genius of the American Civil War. He traces, in this book, all of Sherman's military campaigns - from the first Bull Run debacle to General Joseph Johnston's surrender in 1865.
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Author Biography - B. H. Liddell Hart
Captain Basil Henry Liddell Hart (1895--1970) was one of the foremost military theorists of our time. His many books include Scipio Africanus, Lawrence of Arabia, The Rommel Papers, and Sherman (all available from Da Capo Press/ Perseus Books Group).
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