From the jaws of victory

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 15, 1971 - History - 445 pages
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User Review  - librisissimo - LibraryThing

Anecdotal accounts of kings, generals, and other military leaders who eventually succumbed to their intrinsic flaws, despite (for many) previous outstanding achievements. Requires some knowledge of ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This was my first chronicle of military incompetence, and is a clear insightful read. The chapter on Vietnam, then an uncompleted campaign, has few historical comparisons, but the rest of the book is very good. Read full review

Contents

The Uses of the Past
11
CrassusThe Nemesis of Success
27
Medieval Warfare The Twilight of Common Sense
45
Copyright

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