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The mask of command

Author: John Keegan; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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The author asserts that generalship is a cultural activity as well as an exercise in power or military skill and that it provides great insights into particular eras or places.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keegan; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0670459887 9780670459889
OCLC Number: 16405728
Notes: "Elisabeth Sifton books."
Description: 368 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Alexander the Great and heroic leadership --
Wellington: the anti-hero --
Grant and unheroic leadership --
False heroic: Hitler as supreme commander.
Responsibility: John Keegan.

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The author asserts that generalship is a cultural activity as well as an exercise in power or military skill and that it provides great insights into particular eras or places.

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