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Dodge, Theodore Ayrault 1842-1909

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Works: 90 works in 440 publications in 1 language and 5,426 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Personal narratives  Military history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DG249, 937.04092
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Hannibal : a history of the art of war among the Carthaginians and Romans down to the battle of Pydna, 168 B.C., with a detailed account of the second Punic war by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
57 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 libraries worldwide
"Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and full baggage train. Descending into Italy, he destroyed the main Roman army at Lake Trasimeno, and came close to conquering Rome itself. At Cannae, Hannibal's brilliant calvary tactics enabled him to cut to pieces a reassembled Roman army, and his subsequent defeats over a fifteen-year stay in Italy were due more to lack of sufficient support from home than to any failings of generalship. T.A. Dodge's classic history, first published in 1891, is equally perceptive of Hannibal's military prowess and his visionary character. Dodge followed Hannibal's route from Carthage to Italy, paying particular attention to the famous crossing of the Alps, exploring every pass in order to determine Hannibal's route. In this book, he wrote an entire history of the art of war among these two mighty armies, and included hundreds of invaluable illustrations. HANNIBAL remains unequalled as the most comprehensive and readable study of history's greatest general."--BOOK COVER
Caesar, a history of the art of war among the Romans down to the end of the Roman Empire, with a detailed account of the campaigns of Caius Julius Caesar by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
65 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 libraries worldwide
"Julius Caesar, one of the world's greatest generals, learnt his first lessons in the art of war when he was still mainly involved in political rather than military life, suppressing the unruly Lusitanian tribes while governor of Spain. In 45 B.C., the year before his assassination, he was back in Spain for his last victory. The intervening, years of campaign saw him earning a formidable military reputation. Nine years' fighting in Gaul were his "school in the grand operations of war", during which time he also led two invasions of Britain. Two years after crushing the united Gaulish armies at the battle of Alesia, Caesar's forces crossed the Rubicon to take on Pompey's army in civil war. Campaigns in Egypt and across Northern Africa (defeating Scipio) followed, before Caesar's return to Spain to inflict final defeat on the Pompeian army at Munda. Before writing his classic account of Caesar's campaings, Dodge visited all of the great general's know battlefields. Familiar with their topography and gaining insight into the course of the battles as a result, he provides descriptions of the actions that are distinguished by their clarity. Dodge goes on to examine Caesar's strategy and tactics and the structure and operation of his army, in detail, and surveys the stagnation of the art of war in the Roman Empire after Caesar's death. In this unrivalled work, he shows that "Taken in all his characters, Caesar is the greatest man in Antiquity". Classic account of Caesar's campaigns Military analysis of Caesar's methods Many charts, maps, plans of battle and illustrations."--Jacket
A bird's-eye view of our Civil War by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
30 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
An outline history of the Civil War, originally published in 1897, following the course of major and minor campaigns, and featuring maps that chart the movements of both armies
Alexander : a history of the origin and growth of the art of war from the earliest times to the Battle of Ipsus, 301 BC, with a detailed account of the campaigns of the great Macedonian by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
50 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) was incontestably one of the greatest military generals of all time. From the time he sacked Thebes and crossed the Hellespont to his death eleven years later, he conquered the entire Persian empire, including Tyre, Egypt, and Babylon, and moved on to present-day northern India and Afghanistan. He influenced the spread of Hellenism throughout the Near East and Asia, establishing many cities such as Alexandria that flourished long after his death. This classic study of Alexander, his predecessors, and his influence on the art of war remains fascinating and relevant over a hundred years after its initial publication. The classical works dealing with warfare in and before Alexander's time gave little more than bare facts of military matters; Dodge's contribution was to vividly reconstruct every major battle of Alexander's brilliant military career, to provide background material concerning the art of war before and during Alexander's reign, and to fully illustrate his narrative with invaluable maps and charts. The result is a masterpiece of military history--the book that inspired General J.F.C. Fuller to write his own classic study of Alexander, and one which will similarly inspire generations of future readers
Napoleon; a history of the art of war by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
9 editions published between 1932 and 1970 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Great captains; showing the influence on the art of war of the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Gustavus Adolphus, Frederick, and Napoleon by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
33 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 libraries worldwide
This work from the late 19th century analyzes the greatest commanders in history and their influence on the development of military strategy and tactics
The campaign of Chancellorsville : a strategic and tactical study by John Bigelow( Book )
16 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Memorial: Paul G. Sampey
Riders of many lands, by Theodore Ayrault Dodge by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
14 editions published between 1894 and 1901 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Hannibal [a history of the art of war among the Carthaginians and Romans down to the battle of Pydna, 168 B.C., with a detailed account of the second Punic war] by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( file )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Discusses the military leadership of Hannibal during the Second Punic War
Patroclus and Penelope; a chat in the saddle by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
12 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Napoleon's invasion of Russia by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Ceremony held in Paris to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin, April 27, 1906 by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
9 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Cæsar : a history of the art of war among the Romans down to the end of the roman empire, with a detailed account of the campaigns of Caius Julius Cæsar by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Forty years of hard and happy work by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Addresses and reviews by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
3 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Napoleon by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
4 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Includes over 200 maps, plans, diagrams and uniform printsLt.-Col. Theodore Ayrault Dodge was a soldier of long and bloody experience, having served with the Union Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War losing one of his legs during the battle of Gettysburg. After the end of the war he settled down in retirement to write, he produced a number of excellent works on the recently ended Civil War and his magnum opus "A History of the Art of War", tracing the advances, changes and major engagements of Western Europe. His work was split into twelve volumes, richly illustrated with cuts of uniforms, portraits and maps, each focussing on periods of history headed by the most prominent military figure; Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, Gustavus Adolphus, Frederick the Great and finally Napoleon. Napoleon and the period which he dominated received such care and attention that Dodge wrote four excellent, authoritative and detailed volumes on him.In Dodge's concluding volume on Napoleon's great career covers the battles that would lose Germany for the French cause for good; as his lieutenants are unable to follow through his plans, his tired ragged conscripts cannot match the quality and power of old and struggle blindly with the cavalry that was sacrificed on the steppes of Russia. The missed chances of L©ơtzen and Bautzen and the crowning epic defeat at the Battle of the Emperors at Leipzig force Napoleon back to France, he conjures a brilliant campaign along the rivers of Northern France beating one opponent then another. However, the odds are too much even for Napoleon's star, and he is forced to abdicate in 1814. Just over a year later he rolls the dice one last time during the Waterloo Campaign, filled with opportunities not taken and orders misplaced, Napoleon is forced in further exile at St. Helena, his military fame undimmed even after a hundred years.A well written, expansive and excellent classic
On campaign with the Army of the Potomac : the Civil War journal of Theodore Ayrault Dodge by Theodore Ayrault Dodge( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ayrault Dodge, Theodore 1842-1909
Dodge, Theodore A.
Dodge, Theodore A. 1842-1909
Theodore Ayrault Dodge Amerikaans militair historicus (1842-1909)
Theodore Ayrault Dodge Union United States Army officer
Theodore Ayrault Dodge US-amerikanischer Offizier und Militärhistoriker
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