Alexander the Great's conquest of the known world to the generals leading today s campaigns in Afghanistan, Commanders casts new light on the leaders who have forged history on the battlefield. Focusing on the greatest leaders in naval, field, and aerial warfare, such as Julius Caesar, Napoleon, and Horatio Nelson, the book gives an at-a-glance overview of each commander s life, provides a timeline, key data, and a psychological profile outlining the commander s strengths and weaknesses. Commanders also follows great leaders from outside the Western tradition, including the great Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Native American, and African leaders, explaining who fought whom and why.
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R.G. Grant is a history writer who has published more than 20 books, including titles on the Revolutionary War, World War I and II, and the Vietnam War. He's also the author of DK s Battle, Flight: 100 Years of Aviation, Warrior, and Battle at Sea.From School Library Journal:
Gr 9 Up-Thirty-five hundred years of military leadership are covered in this attractive, concise presentation. The text opens with a detailed table of contents covering five major eras, divided by empires, conflicts, and/or type of warrior or soldier. Each era is introduced and followed by individual entries: Ramesses II is the first entry in the volume and Osama Bin Laden is the last. Biographical profiles begin with the subject's name in a tinted bar followed by his or her title, birth and death dates, key conflicts, and key battles. Many entries contain an image of the person and possibly a sidebar, a time line, and a battle map. The book is visually arresting. Each page has a decorative trim and often a highlighted pull quote, and is profusely illustrated with a variety of captioned, quality color and black-and-white photos of sculpture, statuary, paintings, artifacts, and battle scenes or sites. There are some full- and double-page illustrations as well. A selection of fonts is used effectively throughout the volume. The index is extensive. Send students to this book for basic introductions to or quick facts on an era or individual. The resource will also be enjoyed by military and ancient-history buffs.-Eldon Younce, Anthony Public Library, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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