- Hardcover: 259 pages
- Publisher: Career Pr Inc; 1 edition (December 15, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1564148661
- ISBN-13: 978-1564148667
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,277,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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50 Military Leaders Who Changed the World Hardcover – December 15, 2006
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About the Author
William Weir, a former Army combat correspondent and photographer in the Korean War, has written eight previous books, including 50 Weapons that Changed Warfare and 50 Battles that Changed the World. In addition to his Army service, Weir has been a newspaper reporter and a public relations specialist. He is now retired and lives in Guilford, Connecticut with his wife, Anne.
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the world has ever known.
You may wonder why famous military generals and strategists such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Richard the Lionhearted, Scipio Africanus, or the Duke of Wellington are not named in this distinguished list. Weir omits them because, although they were more famous, or talented, his book only focuses on people of impact, and, as he compellingly argues, talent and fame don't automatically translate into influence on a global scale.
He offers a fairly decent look at military conquest and strategy, in this most intriguing book, which makes a great companion to two of his other books, 50 Battles That Changed the World, and 50 Weapons that Changed Warfare.
50 Military Leaders is a treasure trove of info. on little known facts about the military greats and the battles they fought, and will greatly broaden your historical perspective about the fascinating world they helped to shape.