50 Military Leaders Who Changed the World (Hardback) William Weir (author)

50 Military Leaders Who Changed the World (Hardback) William Weir (author)

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The 50 military leaders who changed the world weren't necessarily the "best" leaders, the most innovative strategists, craftiest tacticians or even the bravest, smartest or most admirable people. They were, however, the men and women who, for good or ill, entered the field of battle and left the world much changed upon their exit. You will easily recognise some of the names - George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Charlemagne, Horatio Nelson and Ulysses S. Grant, among others. And you may be stumped by those that only a historian could claim to know, like Yi Sun Shin, Tuhril Beg, Chandragupta and Sargon of Akkad. Some, like Genghis Khan, were brilliant. Others, like Ivan, the Terrible, were mediocre generals, at best. While Joan of Arc is officially a saint, Adolf Hitler is universally considered a monster, Attila the Hun raped, pillaged and brutally killed thousands and Mao Zedong killed millions - more than even Hitler. But each and every of them changed history. You may remember some or most of the men and women in this book. You may honour some and revile others. But after reading "50 Military Leaders Who Changed the World", you won't deny that these are the leaders who made the greatest impact on our brief history on this planet. You may be equally interested in those who were relegated to "honourable mentions" (military leaders who changed the world ...but not enough), including Hannibal, William Wallace and Fidel Castro. And those who were omitted from the list entirely - including Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, George S. Patton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George C. Marshall and Douglas MacArthur.

  • Hardcover: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Bounty Book (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780753716168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753716168
  • ASIN: 075371616X
  • Package Dimensions: 27.2 x 18.8 x 2.8 cm


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