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The Greenhill dictionary of military quotations
Tsouras, Peter.
Publication Information:
London : Greenhill Books ; Mechanicsburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books, 2000.
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574 pages ; 26 cm
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PN6084.W35 G74 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This is an epic new volume bringing 4,000 years of military history to life through the words of more than 800 soldiers, commanders, military theorists and commentators on war. Diverse personalities - including Napoleon, Machiavelli, Ataturk, 'Che' Guevara, Rommel, Julius Caesar, Wellington, Eisenhower, Crazy House, T.E. Lawrence and many more - immortalize every facet of the experience of war from the sack of Summerian Ur in 2000 BC to the present day. The quotes, fully sourced and dated, are broken down into more than 480 categories and subjects covering courage, danger, failure, leadership, luck, military intelligence, tactics, training, guerrilla warfare and victory.

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Library Journal Review

Tsouras, a senior analyst at the U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center, is a military historian and author of Disaster at D-Day, Gettysburg: An Alternate History, and The Great Patriotic War. As the name implies, his book is a dictionary of quotations from military commanders across 4000 years. Over 800 military commanders are represented by 5,943 quotations, which are themselves listed under 480 subject headings covering just about every aspect of military life, from "Ability & Action" to "Wounds & Youth." The book contains a good bibliography, an index to well-known quotations, and a biographical index. The published volume will also contain an index of great battles and an index of great commanders. Similar in size and scope to standard reference books like Bartlett's Quotations or the Oxford Book of Quotations, this dictionary is recommended for both public and academic libraries and will certainly appeal to subject specialists or military speakers.DMark Ellis, Albany State Univ., GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.