Victory: 100 Great Military Commanders

Victory: 100 Great Military Commanders

by Nigel Cawthorne



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Victory: 100 Great Military Commanders by Nigel Cawthorne

From Leonidas of Sparta to Colin Powell, the great commanders of history are profiled and their most significant battles are analyzed. Ranging in scope from the strategic level of army commanders and emperors to the tactical and operational levels of captains of single ships and leaders of individual units, this book examines the achievements of some of history's greatest military commanders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848588301
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 07/09/2012
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne studied at University College, London, where he gained an Honours degree in physics, before turning to writing as a career. He has been a writer and editor for over 25 years, the last 21 freelance. He has written, contributed to, and edited more than eighty books.

Table of Contents

The Ancients

Leonidas of Sparta 8

Sun Tzu 10

Alexander the Great 12

Hannibal 14

Scipio Africanus 16

Gaius Marius 18

Pompey 20

Julius Caesar 22

Marcus Agrippa 24

Augustus Octavian 26

Arminius 28

Claudius 30

Trajan 32

Constantine I 34

Alaric I 36

Flavius Aetius 38

Attila the Hun 40

Belisarius 42

The Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

Alfred the Great 44

Athelstan 46

Cnut I 48

Harold II 50

The Middle Ages

Charles Martel 52

Charlemagne 54

El Cid 56

Saladin 58

Richard I (The Lionheart) 60

Genghis Khan 62

Alexander III of Scotland 64

Edward I 66

Edward III 68

Edward the Black Prince 70

Tamerlane 72

Henry V 74

Sweden's Warrior Kings

Gustavus II of Sweden 76

Charles XII of Sweden 78

17th Century England & Scotland

Oliver Cromwell 80

Sir Thomas Fairfax 82

Prince Rupert 84

William of Orange 86

John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough 88

John Campbell, Duke of Argyll 90

Charles Stuart 92

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland 94

The Napoleonic Era

Lord Horatio Nelson 96

Sir John Moore 98

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington 100

Napoleon Bonaparte 102

Michel Ney 104

The British Empire

Lord Howard of Effingham 106

Sir Francis Drake 108

James Wolfe 110

Shaka Zulu 112

Sir Colin Campbell 114

Charles Gordon 116

The American War of Independence & Civil War

George Washington 118

Andrew Jackson 120

Robert E. Lee 122

William T. Sherman 124

Ulysses S. Grant 126

Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson 128

Native America

Cochise 130

Red Cloud 132

Crazy Horse 134


Frederick the Great 136

Graf Helmuth von Moltke 138

Prince Otto von Bismarck 140

Alfred von Tirpitz 142

The First World War

Paul von Hindenburg 144

John Joseph Pershing 146

Earl Douglas Haig 148

Viscount Edmund Allenby 150

Sir Henry Rawlinson 152

Erich Ludendorff 154

Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck 156

Kemal Ataturk 158

The Second World War

Carl Gustav Mannerheim 160

Gerd von Rundstedt 162

Douglas MacArthur 164

Archibald Wavell 166

Viscount Alanbrooke 168

Yamamoto Isoroku 170

George S. Patton 172

Erich von Manstein 174

Bernard Law Montgomery 176

Heinz Guderian 178

Dwight D. Eisenhower 180

Erwin-Rommel 182

Harold Alexander 184

William Slim 186

Omar Bradley 188

Georgy Zhukov 190

Ivan Konev 192

Vasily Chuikov 194

Orde Wingate 196

Sir David Stirling 198

The Modern Age

Vo Nguyen Giap 200

Moshe Dayan 202

Norman Schwarzkopf 204

Colin Powell 206

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