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The soul of battle : from ancient times to the present day, how three great liberators vanquished tyranny

Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, ©1999.
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"Why do men fight? What motivates an ordinary citizen to burn and kill? What, in the end, motivates an army to win?"--Jacket.
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Hanson, Victor Davis.
Soul of battle.
New York, NY : Free Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607271478
Named Person: Epaminondas; William T Sherman; George S Patton; Epaminondas; George S Patton; William T Sherman; Epaminondas.; George S Patton; William T Sherman; Epaminondas.; William T Sherman; George S (Soldat Patton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Davis Hanson
ISBN: 0684845024 9780684845029
OCLC Number: 41319972
Description: 480 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Yeomen of Thebes : Epaminondas's descent into the Peloponnese, Winter-Spring, 170-369 B.C. --
pt. 2. The Army of the West : Sherman's March to the Sea, November 16-December 21, 1864 --
pt. 3. The Third Army : Patton's race into Germany, August 1, 1944-May 8, 1945.
Responsibility: Victor Davis Hanson.
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From the author of the international bestseller "The Western Way of War" comes a fresh, exciting look at three armies whose intense spirit of mission, coupled with the genius of their leaders, led  Read more...

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Dennis Showalter president, Society for Military History This is one grenade-on-toast of a book. Like John Keegan at his best, Victor Davis Hanson forces a reader to reconsider his paradigms about Read more...

 
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