Maverick Military Leaders The Extraordinary Battles of Washington, Nelson, Patton, Rommel, and Others

ISBN-10: 1620876140
ISBN-13: 9781620876145
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Authors: Robert Harvey
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880

From the high seas at Trafalgar to the dusty battlefields of Sinai, the course of history has been changed by military mavericks who lead from the front. In the current age of backroom generals who command from far behind the front lines, it is often forgotten that wars have been won or lost by the personality and leadership of a maverick commander. Here for the first time together are the stories of the military careers of Ariel Sharon, Simon Bolivar, Robert E. Lee, Henri Gouraud, Douglas MacArthur, Horatio Nelson, Georgy Zhukov, William Slim, and many more. In sixteen riveting portraits, bestselling historian Robert Harvey (The War of Wars) explores how these lone leaders came to power, and how their unique leadership styles affected the extraordinary events of Stalingrad, Chancellorsville, Austerlitz, Messina, Junín, Yorktown, Inchon, Plassey, Imphal, Sinai, and Salamanca, among others. Explore Napoleon’s reputation as an aggressive tactician, Bolivar’s talent for flamboyant improvisation, and George Washington’s careful and calculated patience. Discover the history behind the nicknames of “Old Blood and Guts” (Patton) and “the Desert Fox” (Rommel). Maverick Military Leaders is a definitive, one-volume account of some of history’s most important and surprising battles and the commanders who won the field.

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations and Maps
Foreword
Introduction: The Golden Age of Military Leadership
Clive of India: British Warrior-Emperor
Wolfe of Quebec: The First Amphibian and Commando
Washington: The First American
Nelson: Sailor Superstar
Cochrane, the Sea Wolf: The Naval Marauder
Wellington, the Iron Duke: Master of the Sudden Strike
Garibaldi the Guerrilla: Unifier of Italy
Grant: American Hammer
Rommel: The Desert Fox
Monty: The Desert Rat
Patton: The Bulldozer
MacArthur: The Last American Hero
Bibliography
Index

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