Commanders

Commanders

History's Greatest Military Leaders

Book - 2010
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Random House, Inc.
From 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.

Baker & Taylor
An overview of historic battle leaders provides the strengths and weaknesses of each commander, from Julius Caesar to Napoleon and Horatio Nelson, as well as great Asian, Native American, and African leaders.

Book News
The publisher is known for visually arresting books, and this volume is no exception. Twenty-one commanders receive extended attention, and another 220 are briefly profiled. The format is oversize (10x12.5", and each page is beautifully designed to incorporate (without clutter) a rich display of art, photos, sidebars, timelines, maps, and quotes. Arrangement is chronological, beginning with the ancient world (1500 BCE-500 CE) and continuing, era by era (and region by region) through to the present. There's plenty of contextual information--including the details of key battles as well as special attention to battles where great leaders met. The profiles themselves offer biographical data and discussion of strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. The author is based in London and writes military and history books. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

DK Publishing
From 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.

Baker
& Taylor

This overview of historic battle leaders provides a timeline, key data and the strengths and weaknesses of each commander, from Julius Caesar to Napoleon and Horatio Nelson, as well as great Asian, Native American and African leaders.

Publisher: London ; New York : DK Pub., 2010
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780756667368
0756667364
Branch Call Number: 355.0092 GRA
Characteristics: 360 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 31 cm

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