Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership

Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership

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By (author) Barry Strauss

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 212mm x 24mm | 300g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1439164495
  • ISBN 13: 9781439164495
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 358,130

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Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar had to be not only generals but statesmen. And yet each was a battlefield commander, a strategist, a leader of men-in short, a warrior. Tactics change, weapons change, but the ultimate purpose of war remains much the same through the centuries, and a great warrior must know how to measure success. Publishers Weekly said: "No one presents the military history of the ancient world with greater insight and panache than Barry Strauss," and in Masters of Command he shows what these three great commanders can teach us today about ambition, leadership, branding, and more.

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"With "Masters of Command," Barry Strauss further establishes himself as one of our premier historians of the classical world. Steeped in ancient learning and gifted with a clear, accessible writing style, he is able to shed new light on three of the most famous generals in history: Alexander, Hannibal and Caesar, teasing out fresh meaning and original insights from their epic tales of conquest and failure. There are lessons here not only for budding military strategists but also for 'great captains' of the boardroom. . . . A crackling good read."--Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations, and author of War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Tod