×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Gustavus Adolphus
     

Gustavus Adolphus

4.0 1
by Theodore A. Dodge
 

See All Formats & Editions

"Gustavus Adolphus (1594–1632), King of Sweden, has been rightfully hailed as the father of modern warfare and as the most outstanding commander of the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). Forming the first"

Overview

"Gustavus Adolphus (1594–1632), King of Sweden, has been rightfully hailed as the father of modern warfare and as the most outstanding commander of the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). Forming the first"

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
First published in 1895 by Houghton Mifflin, Dodge's work examines the life, battles, and military innovations of Adolphus and includes over 200 drawings and maps. The book continues beyond the end of the Thirty Years' War to 1712, discussing Adolphus' influence on the great captains who followed: Turenne, Conde, Eugene and Marlborough. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853672347
Publisher:
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Series:
Great Captains Series
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.82(h) x 2.76(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Gustavus Adolphus 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pgp More than 1 year ago
Dodge presented detailed accounts regarding the campaigns and battles of some of the "great captains". This is not his best (I'd give that to his books on Hannibal or Alexander), but it's very useful if you're interested in the art of war in the Seventeenth Century. He is an unabashed Protestant admirer of Gustav Adolph, so it's not meant to be a critical biography, and deals almost exclusively with his military career, which one must was admit was spectacular. BTW, this is not the complete book, it is only the second volume of two. The first is also available from the same imprint, but appears exactly the same right down to the title. They are distinguished only by ISBN number and number of pages. Both are reprints of older editions, so the text and illustrations are not crisp, but the excellent maps are retained.