Masters of Command

Masters of Command

Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership

eBook - 2012
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In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world--Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar--waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefield. Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar--each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight, when, and why; to know what victory was and when to end the war; to determine how to bring stability to the lands he conquered. Each general had to be a battlefield tactician and more: a statesman, a strategist, a leader. Tactics change, weapons change, but war itself remains much the same throughout the centuries, and a great warrior must know how to define success. Understanding where each of these three great (but flawed) commanders succeeded and failed can serve anyone who wants to think strategically or has to demonstrate leadership. In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss explains the qualities these great generals...
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781439169070
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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KEVIN DOWD Jan 28, 2013

I really wanted to like this book..I was waiting in the queue for it to be published. but it was terrible.

Started out with some obvious and cramped points about leadership, and proceeded to break up the histories of Alexander, Hannibal and Caesar into these categories. This allows multiple repititions of his ideas across each person, and then a re-repetition of the SAME ideas across each category.. and then a conclusion where he re-re-repeats the same ideas, again, three times. (after hating the first two chapters I went to the end to see if he salvaged anything from this mess) all delivered in short... punchy.. drunkly stattico sentances. (repeated) (again) oh well.

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