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You'd expect, in a book like this, some look at the politics, military structure, and arms surrounding each leader.
Mr. Keegan gives us a study of four emminent commanders: Alexander the Great, Duke of Wellington, General Ullysses S. Grant, and Adolph Hitler.
This book is highly recommended to the general reader looking for an introduction into the study of military leadership.
The writing is intellectually appealing and has a beautiful flow. The content's depth was never compromised, however, and the insights were illuminating.Published 10 months ago by Dawit Aynachew
Fascinating analysis of military commanders - their duties, weapons, and strategies. Any person interested in history in general and military history in particular will not be able... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mitchell J. Bukzin
Keegan gives us a survey of leadership at various stages of human existence, starting with battles between hunter-gatherer groups and ending with warfare in the nuclear age. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Greg Camp
John Keegan, one of the premier military historians of the 20th century ( and early 21st), wrote this as a comparative study of wartime leadership through various epochs of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael Hill
I enjoyed this contrast (including a brief history lesson) of command styles from notable commanders of the past, and bought it with the hope of incorporating this into my... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Scott McClelland
Keegan introduces us -- or reintroduces, as the case may be -- to four of history's greatest commanders and assesses their personal character, their strengths and weaknesses, and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tully
A common question of battlefield leadership:
When should one lead from the front? Always, sometimes, or never?
Mr. Read more
A reasonable book that looks at commanders over time, but perhaps more accurately the changing nature of command over time. Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by Amazon Customer