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    DescriptionWhat qualities made the Duke of Wellington a strategic genius? How did Oliver Cromwell, a gentleman farmer create an army that overthrew a king and changed the course of British history? Why was Simon Bolivar able to overcome early reverses to become the greatest figure in the Latin American struggle against Spanish colonialism? The answers to these and a myriad other fascinating questions can be found in Great Commanders of the Early Modern World, a sumptuous chronological survey of the 25 greatest commanders of the early modern world. Compiled by an distinguished team of historians (including such names as Antonia Fraser, Saul David and Stephen Brumwell) working under the general editorship of Andrew Roberts, Great Commanders of the Early Modern World is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated account of the lives and careers of the 25 greatest military commanders of the period, from the Duke of Marlborough to Napoleon Bonaparte, from Robert Clive to Carl von Clausewitz, and from Frederick the Great to Shaka Zulu. Every commander is profiled in a concise and informative 3000-word article which not only brings its subject vividly to life via a lively, fact-driven narrative, but also analyses and assesses his tactical and strategic gifts. As accessible and informative as it is rigorous and scholarly, Great Commanders of the Early Modern World is the perfect introduction to its subject for the layperson - but also a stimulating and thought-provoking read for those with greater knowledge of military history. With its companion volumes, focusing on the great commanders of the ancient, medieval and modern eras, it forms an indispensable guide to the greatest generals the world has seen.

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    Great Commanders of the Early Modern World 1567-1865
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    ISBN 13: 9780857385901
    ISBN 10: 0857385909

    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
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    BIC subject category V2: HBW, JWK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020
    DC22: 355.0209
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027060
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    Quercus Publishing Plc
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    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    27 October 2011
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    Author Information
    Andrew Roberts is an eminent historian and writer. His authorial credits include the bestselling A History of English-speaking Peoples since 1900; Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Gamble and Eminent Churchillians.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Contributors. Maurice of Nassau. Gustavus Adolphus. Count Tilly. Oliver Cromwell. Vicomte de Turenne. Duke of Marlborough. Prine Eugene of Savoy. Charles XII. Maurice, Comte de Saxe. Frederick the Great. Robert Clive. James Wolfe. Nathanael Green. Napoleon Bonaparte. Duke of Wellington. Louis-Nicolas Davout. Mikhail Kutuzov. Carl von Clausewitz. Simon Bolivar. Shaka Zulu. Garibaldi. Robert E. Lee. 'Stonewall' Jackson. George Meade. Ulysses S. Grant. William T. Sherman. Further reading. Index.