Andrew Roberts (Editor) - The Art of War (2nd Hand Hardback)
Subtitled : Great Commanders of The Ancient & Medieval World.
Which was the most brilliant of Hannibal's three crushing defeats of Roman armies? What tactics did Julius Caesar employ to defeat Pompey at Pharsalus? How was Alexander the Great able to command sufficient loyalty from his troops to lead them across half of the Asian landmass in search of new territories to conquer? What qualities made Attila the Hun a strategist of genius? How did Henry V of England achieve victory at Agincourt for the loss of a few hundred of his men, when the mounted French knights suffered casualties in the thousands?
The answers to these and a myriad other fascinating questions can be found in The Art of War, a sumptuous chronological survey of the 50 greatest commanders of the ancient and medieval worlds. Compiled by an distinguished team of historians (including such names as Robin Lane Fox, Tom Holland, John Julius Norwich, Jonathan Sumption and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto) working under the general editorship of the Andrew Roberts, The Art of War is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated account of the lives and careers of the 50 greatest military commanders of the period, from Julius Caesar to Judas Maccabeus, from Belisarius to Bohemond, and from Trajan to Tamerlane.
Every commander is profiled in a concise and informative 3000-word article which not only brings its subject vividly to life via a lively, fact-driven narrative, but also analyses and assesses his tactical and strategic gifts.
Each biography is accompanied by a 'battle feature' or 'campaign feature' - embellished by a full-colour battle plan or campaign map - focusing on the commander's greatest battlefield achievement. As accessible and informative as it is rigorous and scholarly,
The Art of War is the perfect introduction to its subject for the layperson - but also a stimulating and thought-provoking read for those with greater knowledge of military history.
- Format : Very Large, Thick, Heavy 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - War & Civil War
- Published : 2008 (Quercus Military History)
- ISBN : 9781847242594
- SKU : B002081
- PPC : SP2100gm
- RRP : £25 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
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Large, full colour, glossy and wonderfully illustrated with maps & battle plans. 431pp.
"This is one of the best history books ever. The highest quality writing by the most qualified collection of historians. An easy read too and with excellent imagery. This makes a wonderful gift for education at almost any level." - Goodreads Review.
Dr Andrew Roberts, who was born in 1963, took a first class honours degree in Modern History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, from where he is an honorary senior scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He has written or edited twelve books, and appears regularly on radio and television around the world.