Book High command : the genius of generalship from antiquity to Alamein / John Laffin.
Associated Name: Laffin, John.
Publication year: 
Call Number U27 .L33 1995
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books
ISBN: 1566197929 9781566197922
"Originally published as Links of Leadership."--Title page verso.
Extent: 304 pages : maps ; 22 cm
This book talks about leadership or chain of command seen in warfare throughout recorded history.
The hunger for glory -- Gideon started it -- The moral element and mobility -- Unorthodoxy at Marathon -- Claudius Nero's march to the Metaurus -- Teutoburger Wald, the first German battle of annihilation -- Command from 378 (Adrianople) to 732 (Tours) -- Charlemagne; Genghiz Khan and Sabutai; Edward III, Crécy -- The age of innovation -- Cromwell; the Ironsides; the Battle of Naseby -- Turenne; Malborough; Eugène; Charles XII -- Frederick and his system; the battles of Rossbach and Leuthen -- War in three continents -- Napoleon, product of history -- Austerlitz, a lesson in the art of war -- Prussian collapse and Prussian reform -- Clausewitz, high priest of war; Wellington -- The Battle of Solferino, 1859 -- Ten tempestuous years -- The not-so-great war -- The Germas apply history - the prelude to Alamein -- Montgomery and Rommel; a return to the 'personality' general -- Alamein, a battle won, a pursuit lost; Napoleon - Montgomery -- Full circle and the future.