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Great military leaders and their campaigns

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an illustrated history of war through the perspectives of leading protagonists in a resource that shares complementary profiles of period weaponry, uniforms, and key battles.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Black
ISBN: 9780500251454 0500251452
OCLC Number: 227016307
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 33 cm
Contents: Introduction: Military leadership --
The ancient world. Cyrus the Great : founder of the Achaemenid Persian empire --
Alexander the Great : Macedonian conqueror of Western Asia --
Chandragupta : creator of the Mauryan empire in India --
Shi Huangdi : first emperor of China --
Hannibal : daring Carthaginian general who challenged the might of Rome --
Julius Caesar : conqueror of Gaul and dictator --
Augustus : the first emperor of Rome --
Trajan : Roman emperor who expanded the imperial domains to their greatest extent --
Belisarius : Byzantine general who conquered Italy and North Africa --
The medieval world. Charlemagne : leader of the Franks and first Holy Roman empire --
Otto the Great : German Holy Roman emperor who defeated the Magyars --
William the Conqueror : Norman invader of England --
Saladin : Muslim victor over the Crusaders --
Frederick Barbarossa : German Holy Roman emperor who died on crusade --
Chingiz Khan : fearsome Mongol leader who created the largest empire in Europe --
Timur : creator of a great central Asian empire --
Edward I : King of England who conquered Wales and campaigned in Scotland --
Robert Bruce : Scottish king who defeated the English --
Jan Žižka : Czech general who never lost a battle --
János Hunyadi : Hungarian national hero who defeated the Turks --
The age of empires and revolution. Hernando Cortés : Spanish conqueror of the Aztecs --
Francisco Pizarro : destroyer of the Inca empire --
Sultan Selim I : supreme Ottoman leader who vanquished the Mamluks of Egypt --
Süleyman the Magnificent : supreme Ottoman sultan who waged the Italian wars --
Babur : Maghal conqueror of northern India --
Akbar : builder of the Mughal empire --
Toyotomi Hideyoshi : great unifier of Japan --
Shah Abbas I : Safavid ruler tho built Iran into a great power --
Gustavus Adolphus : great Swedish commander and king during the Thirty Years' War --
Turenne : able French marshal in the age of Louis XIV --
Oliver Cromwell : victorious general in the British civil wars --
Jan Sobieski : Polish king who triumphed over the Turks at Vienna --
Peter the Great :Russian tsar who defeated the Swedes in the great northern war --
Duke of Marlborough : English victor of the Battle of Blenheim --
Frederick the Great : King of Prussia who defeated the Austrians --
Nader Shah : Iranian king and great 18-th century warrior --
Qianlong Emperor : expansionist ruler of the Qing dynasty --
George Washington : inspiring rebel commander and first American president --
Napolean : Emperor of France and conqueror of much of Europe --
Horatio Nelson : British naval hero against France --
Duke of Wellington : British victor over Napolean --
The modern age. Shaka Zulu : leader who forged a new force in southern Africa --
Simón Bolívar : hero of the Latin American Wars of Independence --Giuseppe Garibaldi : flamboyant Nationalist general in the Wars of Italian Unification --
Moltke the Elder : key Prussian general in the Wars of German unification --
Ulysses S. Grant : victorious Union general in the American Civil War --
Robert E. Lee : masterful Confederate commander of the army of northern Virginia --
Menelik : Ethiopian ruler who repulsed the Italian invasion --
Garnet Wolseley : key general of British imperialism --
Admiral Togo : Japanese commander who destroyed the Russian fleet --
Marshal Foch : French general and commander of Allied Forces in World War I --
Erich Ludendorff : leading German general of World War I --
Mustafa Kemal : great Turkish Nationalist leader --
Erich von Manstein : ablest of Hitler's generals --
Dwight D. Eisenhower : supreme Allied commander during World War II --
Georgy Zhukov : greatest Soviet general of World War II --
Admiral Nimitz L successful commander of American naval forces against Japan --
Vo Nguyen Giap : North Vietamese general who defeated the French and Americans.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Black.

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