The Military 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time
Conquerors or liberators, heroes or madmen, they all changed the world on the battlefield: “Balanced, well researched, and clear” (Booklist).
This compelling study by retired US Army Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning lists the hundred most influential military leaders—not by their victories, their combat prowess, or even their legacies, but by the lasting impact their lives had upon the world, the lives they affected, and the historical significance of their actions in war. Warriors from every era and corner of the globe are profiled, glorious and notorious, modern and ancient, good and evil, including:
George Washington * Attila the Hun * Adolf Hitler * Napoleon I * Hannibal * Alexander the Great * H. Norman Schwarzkopf * Genghis Khan * George S. Patton * Sun Tzu * Oliver Cromwell * Fidel Castro * Ferdinand Foch * Moshe Dayan * Mustafa Kemal * and many more!
“Every reader will find at least one nonfavorite among the top 100 and the 50 honorable mentions and at least one favorite left out. But as an intelligent soldier-historian’s roster of the movers and shakers of warfare, this book itself ranks high.” —Booklist
“The selected 100 span 15 centuries of warfare, from Attila the Hun (#15) to Norman Schwarzkopf (#49) and include both heroes and villains, innovators and heretics . . . This is a grand list, filled with the famous and infamous and even some obscure men like Lennart Torstensson and Thomas Cochrane. As a clever approach to military history, this is recommended for the general reader.” —Library Journal
Illustrated with photos and portraits
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MusketGeneral - LibraryThing
A rather dismal book on the most influential military commanders of all time. The author is a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel of whom I seriously doubt really studied military history much beyond the ... Read full review
The military 100: a ranking of the most influential military leaders of all timeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Retired Army colonel Lanning (Senseless Secrets, Carol Pub. Group, 1995) gives a new twist on who's who among military leaders. Lanning not only provides concise biographies of his selected 100 ... Read full review