Great Captains: A Course of Six Lectures Showing the Influence on the Art of War of the Campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Cæsar, Gustavus Adolphus, Frederick, and Napoleon
This work from the late 19th century analyzes the greatest commanders in history and their influence on the development of military strategy and tactics.
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A series of lectures, presumably to American soldiers or cadets. Each Captain gets about 30 pages of detail and analysis, which gives room for only the briefest and general details. Alexander and ... Read full review
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