The Great Commanders of the Modern World 1866-1975

The Great Commanders of the Modern World 1866-1975


By (author) Andrew Roberts

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 28mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 27 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857385917
  • ISBN 13: 9780857385918
  • Sales rank: 89,104

Product description

Great Commanders of the Modern World is a sumptuous chronological survey of the 25 greatest commanders of the 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 Modern World is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated account of the lives and careers of the 25 greatest military commanders of the period. 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 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 early modern eras, it forms an indispensable guide to the greatest generals the world has seen.

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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. Helmuth von Moltke. Garnet Wolseley. Erich Ludendorff. Ferdinand Foch. Philippe Petain. Edmund Allenby. John Pershing. Kemal Ataturk. Basil Liddell Hart. Carl Gustaf Mannerheim. Gerd von Rundstedt. Erich von Manstein. Heinz Guderian. Erwin Rommel. Bernard Montgomery. Georgi Zhukov. Ivan Konev. Dwight D. Eisenhower. George S. Patton. Tomoyuki Yamashita. Douglas MacArthur. William Slim. Gerald Templer. Moshe Dayan. Vo Nguyen Giap. Further reading. Index.