Book Arrogant armies : great military disasters and the generals behind them / James M. Perry.
Publication year: [c1996]
Call Number D214 .P49 1996
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : John Wiley
Extent: vi, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
General Edward Braddock and the French and Indian War (1754-1763) -- Brigadier General Josiah Harmar and Major General Arthur St. Clair and the Indian Wars on the Northwest Frontier (1790-1791) -- British and French Generals and their disastrous efforts to restore slavery to Haiti (1791-1804) -- General Charles MacCarthy and the First Ashanti War (1824) -- Major General William George Keith Elphinstone and the First Afghan War (1839-1842) -- Major General Sir George Pomeroy-Colley and the First Boer War (1880-1881) -- Major General Charles "Chinese" Gordon and the fall of Khartoum (1884-1885) -- General Oreste Baratieri and the First Ethiopian War (1895-1896) -- Major General William R. Shafter and the Spanish-American War (1898) -- Major General Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend and the Mesopotamian Campaign in World War I (1915-1916) -- Major General Manuel Fernandez Silvestre and the Riffian Rebellion in Morocco (1921-1926) -- Conclusion: American mini-disaster in Somalia (1993)