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Title:
Savior generals : how five great commanders saved wars that were lost, from ancient Greece to Iraq
Author:
Hanson, Victor Davis.
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Physical Description:
305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Summary:
Traces the stories of Themistocles, Belisarius, William Tecumseh Sherman, Matthew Ridgway, and David Petraeus, evaluating their pivotal military roles and the controversies that marked their careers.
Language:
English
Contents:
Athens is burning: Themistocles at Salamis-September 480 B.C. -- Byzantium at the brink: the fireman Flavius Belisarius-A.D. 527-559 -- "Atlanta is ours and fairly won": William Tecumseh Sherman's gift to Abraham Lincoln-summer 1864 -- 100 days in Korea: Matthew Ridgway takes over-winter 1950-51 -- Iraq is "lost": David Petraeus and the surge in Iraq-January 2007-May 2008.
ISBN:
9781608193424

9781608191635
Format :
Book

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