The Military 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time

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Citadel Press, 2002 - History - 384 pages
THEY WERE CONQUERERS. LIBERATORS. HEROES. MADMEN.ALL CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE
This compelling study by Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning (U.S. Army, Ret.) lists the hundred most influential military leaders not by their victories, their combat prowess, or even their legacies, but by the lasting impact that their lives had upon the world, the lives they affected, and the historical significance of their actions in war. Warriors from every corner of the globe and every era are profiled, both glorious and notorious, modern and ancient, good and evil, including:
George Washington Attila the Hun Adolf Hitler Napoleon Hannibal Alexander the Great H. Norman Schwarzkopf Ghengis Khan
George S. Patton Sun Tzu Oliver CromwellILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOS AND PORTRAITS
Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning (U.S. Army, Ret.) served as public affairs officer for General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. He has spent more than twenty years on active duty in the U.S. Army. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, in which he served as an infantry platoon leader and a company commander. The author of twelve books, Lanning lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
 

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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

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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

Contents

Alexander the Great
14
Francisco Pizarro
29
Frederick the Great Frederick II
44
Attila the Hun
60
Oliver Cromwell
76
Sun Tzu
92
CONTENTS vii
93
Tamerlane
99
Chester William Nimitz
227
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher
231
Bernard Law Montgomery
234
Carl Gustav Emil von Mannerheim
238
H H Hap Arnold
242
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
245
John Arbuthnot Fisher
249
Heihachiro Togo
252

Antoine Henri Jomini
102
Eugene of Savoy
106
Fernández Gonzalo de Córdoba
109
Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban
112
Hannibal
115
John Churchill Duke of Marlborough
119
Winfield Scott
123
Ulysses Simpson Grant
127
Scipio Africanus
132
Horatio Nelson
135
John Frederick Charles Fuller
139
Henri de la Tour dAuvergne de Turenne
143
Alfred Thayer Mahan
147
Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke
150
Vo Nguyen Giap
154
John Joseph Pershing
158
Maurice of Nassau
162
Joan of Arc
165
Alan Francis Brooke Alanbrooke
168
Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval
171
Omar Nelson Bradley
174
Ralph Abercromby
177
Mao Zedong
180
H Norman Schwarzkopf
184
Alexander Vasilevich Suvorov
187
Louis Alexandre Berthier
191
José de San Martín
194
Giuseppe Garibaldi
197
Ivan Stepanovich Konev
201
Suleiman I
204
Colin Campbell
208
Samuel Sam Houston
212
Richard I the LionHearted
216
Shaka
219
Robert Edward Lee
223
Moshe Dayan
255
Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov
259
Ferdinand Foch
263
Edward I
266
Selim I
270
Giulio Douhet
273
Heinz Guderian
276
Lin Piao
280
Isoroku Yamamoto
283
Harold Rupert Alexander
287
Erwin Rommel
291
Lennart Torstensson
295
Saddam Hussein
298
Fidel Castro
302
Horatio Herbert Kitchener
306
Tito
310
Karl Doenitz
313
Kim II Sung
317
David Glasgow Farragut
320
Garnet Joseph Wolseley
323
Chiang Kaishek
326
Frederick Sleigh Roberts
329
Saladin
332
George Dewey
335
Louis II de Bourbon Prince de Condé
338
Kurt Student
341
George S Patton
345
Michel Ney
349
Charles XII
353
Thomas Cochrane
356
Johann Tserclaes von Tilly
359
Edmund Henry H Allenby
362
PICTURE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
365
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
366
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James F. Dunnigan has written more than 100 books and articles about warfare and diplomacy. A resident of New York City, he is a military analyst for MSNBC and has been a consultant to the State Department, the CIA, and the Army War College.

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