Gustavus Adolphus: A History of the Art of War from Its Revival After the Middle Ages to the End of the Spanish Succession War, with a Detailed Account of the Campaigns of the Great Swede, and of the Most Famous Campaign of Turenne, Condé, Eugene and Marlborough, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895 - History - 864 pages
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User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

Pedantic and boring. Read full review

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User Review  - Edward Lengel - Goodreads

Possibly the weakest entry in Dodge's otherwise superb Great Captains series. The author's religious bigotry skews his judgment in considering the events of the Thirty Years' War and Cromwell's ... Read full review

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Page 423 - I raised such men as had the fear of God before them, and made some conscience of what they did, and from that day forward, I must say to you, they were never beaten, and wherever they were engaged against the enemy they beat continually...
Page 618 - Si je m'en allais de moi-même, comme votre majesté me l'ordonne, je ferais ce qu'ils auront peut-être de la peine à me faire faire. Quand on a un nombre raisonnable de troupes, on ne -quitte pas un pays, encore que l'ennemi en ait beaucoup davantage. Je...
Page 425 - ... round-head, he is cashiered ; insomuch that the countries where they come leap for joy of them, and come in and join with them. How happy were it if all the forces were thus disciplined...
Page 424 - ... at his first entrance into the wars, being but a captain of horse, he had a special care to get religious men into his troop. These men were of greater understanding than common soldiers, and therefore were more apprehensive of the importance and consequence of the war, and making not money but that which they took for the public felicity to be their end, they were the more engaged to be valiant...
Page 423 - And do you think that the mean spirits of such base and mean fellows will ever be able to encounter gentlemen that have honour, and courage, and resolution in them ? You must get men of a spirit...
Page 424 - That, at his first entrance into the Wars, being but a Captain of Horse, he had a special care to get religious men into his Troop. These men were of greater understanding than common Soldiers, and therefore were more apprehensive of the Importance and Consequence of the War ; and*, making not Money but that which they took for the Public Felicity to be their End...
Page 618 - dit-il, quelque grand nombre de troupes qu'ils aient, ne sauraient, dans « la saison où nous sommes, penser à aucune autre entreprise qu'à celle de « me faire sortir de la province où je suis, n'ayant ni vivres ni moyens pour « passer en Lorraine que je ne sois chassé de l'Alsace. Si je m'en allais de « moi-même, comme votre majesté me l'ordonne, je ferais ce qu'ils auront « peut-être de la peine à me faire faire. Quand on a un nombre raisonnable « de troupes, on ne quitte pas un...
Page 669 - ... Lorraine in exchange. Finally Charles II., although originally more inclined to the Austrian succession, signed a new will, making Louis' grandson, Philip of Anjou, heir. Immediately afterwards 1700. Charles II. died. Nov. 1. Louis XIV. soon decided to follow the will rather than the treaty with England. The duke of Anjou was proclaimed as Philip V., and started for his new kingdom.
Page 425 - As for Colonel Cromwell, he hath two thousand brave men, well disciplined; and no man swears but he pays his twelvepence ; if he be drunk he is set in the stocks or worse : if one calls the other Roundhead, he is cashiered.
Page 669 - The solemn renunciations of both princesses were declared null and void by the parliament of Paris. 2. Leopold I., the representative of the German line of Hapsburg, as son of the younger daughter of Philip III., and husband of the younger daughter of Philip IV. Both princesses had expressly reserved...

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