History's Greatest Generals: 10 Commanders Who Conquered Empires, Revolutionized Warfare, and Changed History Forever

History s Greatest Generals Commanders Who Conquered Empires Revolutionized Warfare and Changed History Forever From the bestselling author of The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross comes an exciting new book on the greatest minds of military leadership in history Whether it is Hannibal of Carthage marchi

  • Title: History's Greatest Generals: 10 Commanders Who Conquered Empires, Revolutionized Warfare, and Changed History Forever
  • Author: Michael Rank
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From the 1 bestselling author of The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross comes an exciting new book on the greatest minds of military leadership in history Whether it is Hannibal of Carthage marching elephants across the Alps and attacking the heart of Rome, Khalid ibn al Walid boasting an undefeated military career and destroying the Persian Empire while subduing theFrom the 1 bestselling author of The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross comes an exciting new book on the greatest minds of military leadership in history Whether it is Hannibal of Carthage marching elephants across the Alps and attacking the heart of Rome, Khalid ibn al Walid boasting an undefeated military career and destroying the Persian Empire while subduing the Byzantines, or Russian General Alexander Suvurov and his elevation of the bayonet to a work of art that could cut down any European army, great military leaders have exerted tremendous influence on society This book will look at the lives of the ten greatest military commanders in history Some conquered the fullest expanse of the known world, as did Alexander the Great Still others were master statesmen and capable of translating military victory into long term political gains, such as Julius Caesar, whose vanquishing of the Gauls and his political opponents laid the groundwork for several centuries of unmatchable Roman imperial might It will also look at the tactics they used to bring down stronger armies and befuddle them at every turn whether it is Napoleon, who nearly conquered Europe through his deadly manoeuvre sur les derrieres and marching unexpectedly away from the enemy s main strength and concentrating on a weak but vital enemy point or Hannibal s double entrapment maneuver, which has been the envy of military strategists for the last 2,000 years Whatever their background, these rulers show that the right military commander at the right time in history can destroy an empire, change civilization, and alter the course of world history forever.

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    1. Our landscapes both geographic and political have been drawn and redrawn according to the whims of statesmen and soldiers. Death and destruction are rampant during wars and yet life does not come back to 'as usual' and so is history changed in the process. For me, a lot of what I read up as history is mostly military history. A book whose title purportedly hailed it as the greatest generals of all time was to me a hard one to pass by and that too with Bonaparte on the cover ! But then there was [...]

    2. got me with this one. I was looking for something else and this showed up in the recommendations for $1. Normally, I browse my list before picking something to read, but was down at the time and I wanted something for my morning commute.I enjoyed this, it's a nice overview of some of the worlds greatest generals. However, as expected for the price there were 2 defects, which left me a with an itch under my collar. 1. Lack of editing: Probably more than a dozen auto-correct errors.2. No footnot [...]

    3. This is a fairly short bigraphical study of ten different generals throughout history. Most are fairly well known, but a coupple I wasnt that familiar with, and the information presented made me want to learn more. The book is presented with each Generals basic history, a quick primer on their time and culture, and their accomplishments, It is obviously well researched, and hits all the highlights and even lowlights, showing their efffect on their society. Kevin Pierce does a great job narrating [...]

    4. Poor editing kills this bookA very concise listing of ten of history's greatest generals that is absolutely butchered by editing, spelling, and grammatical errors too numerous to list. Some interesting facts and a good concluding chapter join to give it two stars.

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