Military History's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Improbable Victories, Unlikely Heroes, and Other Martial Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., May 30, 2002 - Admirals - 531 pages
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Delivers little-known facts and clever commentary on the people, the battles, and the wars, the literature and the media, and miscellaneous facts from ancient times to the present
 

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Contents

Military Upsets
202
Airborne Operations
208
Amphibious Operations
212
Last Stands
216
Massacres World
220
Massacres United States
225
Mutinies
229
Raids
234

Overrated Commanders
44
Underrated Commanders
56
Incompetent Commanders
62
Commanders Blinded by Their Own Ego
69
Military Nicknames
77
Commanders of Dubious Sexual Proclivities
81
Amateur Commanders
85
Ivy League Graduates
90
Educators
94
General Officers for Both Sides
98
Traitors
103
Collaborators
108
Generals in Exile
113
Murder and Death Most Foul
117
Friendly Fire Casualties and Collateral Damage
122
Military Commanders as Specific Targets
126
Biblical Commanders
130
Native American Commanders
136
Senior Flag Officers of the United States
139
MarshalGenerals of France
142
Air Aces
145
Submarine Aces
148
Military Chaplains
151
Camp Followers and Mistresses
156
Hollywood Actors
160
Military Theorists
164
The Greatest Command Staff in History
168
Literary Soldiers
175
War Correspondents
178
BATTLES ADD MANEUVERS
181
Decisive Battles
183
Decisive Naval Battles
188
More than 30000 Casualties
192
Fewer than 30000 Casualties
197
Sieges
238
Retrograde Operations
243
Revolutions
247
Civil Wars
251
LITERATURE ADD ENTERTAINMENT
255
Operational
257
Nonoperational
260
Testosterone
264
Estrogen
268
Television Shows
271
Classical Compositions
275
Popular Compositions
278
Entertainers
281
The Basic Military Library
285
Memoirs
289
Mar Novels
293
Military Fiction Series
297
Military Science Fiction
300
Paper
303
Computer
306
MISCELLANEOUS
309
Debunking Military Myths
311
Revolution in Military Affairs
317
Elite Troop Formations
321
Horses
324
Cavalry Charges
326
Battle Cries
331
PrisonerofWar Camps
335
Military Clothing
339
CourtsMartial
342
Web Sites
346
Bibliography
349
Index
361
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M. Evan Brooks is an avid wargamer who recently retired with more than thirty years of service in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He is a contributor to numerous war-game and professional military publications. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

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