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Great Captains of Antiquity: (Contributions in Military Studies)

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"The education of the Israeli Officer is strongly grounded in the study of military history. In its human dimensions. leadership of men in battle has changed little over the millennia so that the study of history's great commanders has much to teach the officer of today's Israeli Defense Force. Dr. Gabriel's Great Captains of Antiquity provides the modern officer with a penetrating insight into the character, psychology, and abilities of six of the greatest combat commanders in history. Gabriel writes history of the most valuable and pragmatic sort, history from which a new generation of combat commanders may learn much. This book is a valuable teaching tool for military colleges and will surely be widely read by serious students of military history."-Colonel Micha Popper, Ph.D. Commandant, 1986-1990 Israeli Defense Force Leadership School

About the Author

RICHARD A. GABRIEL is a military historian and Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Ethics at Daniel Webster College. He is the author of scores of articles on various subjects and has written over 29 books including Great Battles of Antiquity: A Strategic and Tactical guide to the Great Battles That Shaped the Development of War (Greenwood, 1994), A Short History of War: Evolution of Warfare and Weapons (Greenwood, 1994), History of Military Medicine (Greenwood, 1992) and From Sumer to Rome: The Military Capabilities of Ancient Armies (Greenwood, 1991). Dr. Gabriel has taught at St. Anselm College and the U.S. Army War College where he was Professor of History and Politics. He is a frequent lecturer to the academic, governmental, and military establishments of Canada, the United States, West Germany, China, and Israel.


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Product Details

  • Series: Contributions in Military Studies (Book 204)
  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (November 30, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313312850
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313312854
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,359,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dumasclub Man on August 10, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
The publisher has overpriced this book into obscurity. To be realistic it should be half the price or lower. Ebook licenses are not the same as the licenses of regular books. This kind of behavior leads to pirating and the elimination of the book as a seller on the ebook trade. If not for its eprice I would rate this book a "4," due only to it being a bit dry and at times (although rarely). Gabriel's sources questionable.
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