By Spencer C. Tucker
From Alexander the good and Attila the Hun to Ho Chi Minh and Colin Powell, 500 nice army Leaders presents readers with perception into the main cutting edge and famous people who have led armies to victory on battlefields worldwide. The vast assurance levels from army leaders from the traditional international to the current day, together with political figures who directed struggle efforts and people who have been accountable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past supplying genuine information regarding each one individual's lifestyles to delve into the larger ancient context and effect on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army background. The presentation of knowledge is designed to allow readers to either become aware of the sluggish evolution of war over the years and obviously understand the diversities in strategies utilized by generals with various army assets at their disposal.
The entries contain not just details at the individual's lifestyles and...
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