The story of how five Supreme Commanders - Gustav Adolphus, Marlborough, Frederick the Great, George Washington and Wellington - changed the face of warfare from the post-medieval period to the dawning of the modern age. This book establishes the progression in military tactics through 200 years.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
The five invincible generals discussed in this book were masters of strategy and tactics who were influential far beyond their own campaigns. To chart their achievements is to relate the development of warfare from the 1600s to beyond the end of the Napoleonic Wars.From Library Journal:
Haythornthwaite, an authority on early modern warfare, offers solid case studies of five great commanders from the "sword and musket" era, the period from the 17th to the early 19th centuries. They were not "invincible" in the strict sense of the word, and Washington's inclusion seems in particular a sop to American readers, as even Haythornthwaite accepts the Virginian's limitations as a battle captain. These men nevertheless stood above their contemporaries as masters of war. Each understood specific military realities of his time; each was consistently able to turn them to advantage. Invincible Generals lacks the comparative dimension of John Keegan's Masks of Com mand ( LJ 11/1/87). Nevertheless, its biographic focus makes this well-written work a useful counterpart to Russell Weigley's The Age of Battles: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfield to Waterloo ( LJ 3/15/91). Recommended for collections in military history.
- D.E. Showalter, U.S. Air Force Acad., Colorado Springs
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Caxton Editions. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover w / dustjacket. NEW. DJ is new/ fine. "American History and Political Philosophy 20140927" Stored in sealed plastic protection. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. No previous owner's markings. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 2004. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 364211
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97818406743301.0
Descripción Caxton Editions 2004-01-01, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1840674334 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Nº de ref. de la librería TM-1840674334
Descripción U.S.A.: Caxton Editions, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Nº de ref. de la librería 2G-33BX
Descripción Caxton Editions, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1840674334