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Generals : ten British commanders who shaped the world

Author: Mark Urban
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the stories of ten exceptional soldiers who left their mark on Britain and the world, including both those whose names are part of national mythology and the relatively obscure - but all of whom revealed either a brilliant ability or a fatal flaw.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Urban
ISBN: 0571224857 9780571224852
OCLC Number: 61129371
Description: xiii, 336 pages, [16] pages of chiefly color plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: George Monck (1608-1670) --
John Churchill (1650-1722) --
William Howe (1729-1814) --
Prince Frederick, Duke of York (1763-1827) --
Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852) --
Charles George Gordon (1833-1885) --
(Horatio) Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916) --
Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby (1861-1936) --
John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966) --
Bernard Law Montgomery (1887-1975) --
Of British generals.
Responsibility: Mark Urban.

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From the bestselling author of "Rifles", the remarkable lives - and battles - of ten of Britain's greatest generals. Here he tells the story of ten exceptional soldiers who left their mark on Britain  Read more...

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'As though Mark Urban, the diplomatic editor of BBC2's Newsnight, did not have enough to do in his day job, he is fast carving out a second career for himself as a first-class military historian.' Read more...

 
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