The Generalship of Alexander the Great

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Da Capo Press, Jan 15, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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In a brief and meteoric life (356-323 BC) the greatest of all conquerors redirected the course of world history. Alexander the Great accomplished this feat with a small army-no more than 40,000 men-and a constellation of bold, revolutionary ideas about the conduct of war and the nature of government. In a style both clear and witty, Fuller imparts the many sides to Alexander's genius and the full extent of his empire, stretching from India to Egypt.
  

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Review: The Generalship Of Alexander The Great

User Review  - Christian Diebold - Goodreads

This biography is as the title suggests limited to the military achievements of Alexander the Great. It is after-all through his military campaigns and conquests that we are chiefly aware of Alexander ... Read full review

Review: The Generalship Of Alexander The Great

User Review  - Dr. - Goodreads

I did not enjoy the way that the book was organized, but aside from that this is the kind of thought provoking work I've come to expect out of Fuller. Definitely not a book to begin reading about Alexander with, more for those who have some background on the subject. Read full review

Contents

The Background page
15
Decay of the CityStates Reforms of the Philosophers Philip II
36
Greek Warfare before Philip Philips New Model Army
55
His Youth and Education His Genius and Personality
62
The Theatre of War
69
Geography in the Fourth Century B C Organization of the Persian
78
Strategical Narrative 8 1
119
Securing the Home Base Establishing the Overseas Base Winning
136
Porus Dilemma
189
Battle of the Hydaspes
192
Alexanders Sieges page
200
Siege of Halicarnassus
201
Siege of Tyre
209
Alexanders Small Wars
219
The Persian Gates
227
Alexanders Tactics against the Scythians
240

Alexanders Great Battles
147
Alexanders Route to Arbela facingpage
163
Macedonian and Persian Orders of Battle at Arbela page
165
Battle of Arbela
169
The Battle of the Granicus The Battle of Issus The Battle
180
Alexanders Route to the Hydaspes facing page
182
Sir Aurel Steins theory of Alexanders crossing of the river Hydaspes page
183
Aornus Pirsar and Environs
249
Alexanders Tactics against the Indian Laager
257
Alexanders Statesmanship
264
JO Alexanders Generalship
281
The Value of History
306
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Major General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966) was one of the most important and original military thinkers of this century. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare which were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include A Military History of the Western World (3 volumes), The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant, and The Generalship of Alexander the Great, all of which are available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Book Group.

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