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Great commanders and their battles

Author: Anthony Livesey
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings you twenty famous victories, won by history's outstanding field commanders. Spanning more than two thousand years of warfare, from Alexander the Great's triumph against the Persians in 331 BC to Moshe Dayan's Sinai campaign of 1956, these carefully chosen battles vividly reveal the vital links between the manner in which victory was achieved and the military skill and leadership of each great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Livesey
ISBN: 0025734105 9780025734104
OCLC Number: 15793542
Notes: "A Marshall edition."
Description: 200 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / John Hackett --
Introduction / Jeremy Moore --
Alexander the great: Battle of Gaugamela --
Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama --
Genghis Khan: Battle of the Indus --
Henry V: Battle of Agincourt --
Gonzalo de Córdoba: Battle of the Garigliano --
Gustavus Adolphus: Battle of Lützen --
Turene: Battle of the dunes --
Marlborough: Battle of Oudenards --
Frederick the great: Battle of Leuthen --
George Washington: Battle of Princeton --
Napoleon: Battle of Wagram --
Wellington: Battle of Salamanca --
Robert E. Lee: Battle of Chancellorsville --
Allenby: Battle of Beersheba --
Tomoyuki Yamashita: Battle of Singapore --
Erwin Rommel: Battle of Gazala --
Erich von Manstein: Third battle of Kharkov --
William Slim: Battle of Meiktila/Mandalay --
Douglas Macarthur: The Inchon landings --
Moshe Dayan: The Sinai campaign.
Responsibility: Anthony Livesey ; foreword by Sir John Hackett.

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This book brings you twenty famous victories, won by history's outstanding field commanders. Spanning more than two thousand years of warfare, from Alexander the Great's triumph against the Persians in 331 BC to Moshe Dayan's Sinai campaign of 1956, these carefully chosen battles vividly reveal the vital links between the manner in which victory was achieved and the military skill and leadership of each great commander ...

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