The Mask of Command

The Mask of Command

Book - 1987
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John Keegan asks us to consider questions that are seldom asked: What makes a great military leader? Why is it that men, indeed sometimes entire nations, follow a single leader, often to victory, but with equal dedication also to defeat? Dozens of names come to mind...Napoleon, Lee, Charlemagne, Hannibal, Castro, Hussein. From a wide array, Keegan chooses four commanders who profoundly influenced the course of history: Alexander the Great, the Duke of Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant and Adolph Hitler. All powerful leaders, each cast in a different mold, each with diverse results.
Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, c1987
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780670459889
0670459887
Branch Call Number: 355.33041 KEE 1987
Characteristics: 368 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm

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