Masters of the Battlefield: The World's Greatest Military Commanders and Their Battles from Alexander the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf
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Masters of the Battlefield: The World's Greatest Military Commanders and Their Battles from Alexander the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf

by Julian Thompson
     
 

Major General Julian Thompson expertly analyzes the key movements of some of the most important battles in history, from Cannae and Blenheim to the Anzio Breakout and Operation Desert Storm, to uncover the individual genius of each commander.

Their most celebrated victory is described in detail and illustrated by a unique, full color, pull-out map which

Overview

Major General Julian Thompson expertly analyzes the key movements of some of the most important battles in history, from Cannae and Blenheim to the Anzio Breakout and Operation Desert Storm, to uncover the individual genius of each commander.

Their most celebrated victory is described in detail and illustrated by a unique, full color, pull-out map which has been specially produced for this book by an experienced military cartographer, including:

  • Julius Caesar’s stunning victory against the Gauls at the Siege of Alesia 
  • Washington’s brilliant defeat of the British at Yorktown
  • Wellington’s closest-run battle at Assaye in India
  • Napoleon’s ingenious plan to defeat the Austrians and Russians at Austerlitz
  • Patton’s destruction of the German forces at Ardennes
  • Collins’s masterful control of Operation Cobra

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435100060
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/29/2007
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE served in the Royal Marines for 34 years, in the Near, Middle, and Far East and Europe and commanded land operations during the landings and opening engagements of the Falklands War. He also co-scripted and presented nine documentaries that formed part of the BBC’s coverage of the VE and VJ commemorations and co-presented the live BBC TV program on the 60th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. He is the author of The Imperial War Museum’s 1916 Experience and The Victory in Europe Experience, Ready for Anything: The Parachute Regiment at War, The War at Sea: The Royal Navy in the Second World War, and The Imperial War Museum Book of War Behind Enemy Lines.

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