Book Command : a historical dictionary of military leaders / general editor, James Lucas.
Associated Name: Lucas, James, 1923-2002, editor.
Publication year: 1988.
Call Number U51 .C742 1988
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Military Press
ISBN: 0517647915 9780517647912
Extent: 255 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
"Each age of human history has produced its great military commanders--men whose personalities have combined with their tactical and strategic abilities to inspire the victories that have changed the course of world events. Command tells their stories and the stories of the battles they won. It presents a unique portrait of the great figures of the battlefield, from Alexander the Great to General George Patton, from Julius Caesar to Giap. The book's six chapters relate the story of command from its origins in ancient times to the present day. Each section starts with a general overview of the period, outlining key historical, technological, social, and military developments. This is supported by analysis of the key battles of each age, illustrated with detailed battle plans and maps. The biographies of the individual commanders follow. Comprehensive in its scope, authoritative in its coverage, Command is an indispensable reference for all military enthusiasts and for all those interested in the human element behind those titanic conflicts that have shaped history."--
The evolution of command -- Ancient, classical, and medieval command : The age of the horse warrior ; The development of firepower ; Key battles ; Alexander the Great--Zizka -- Three centuries of warfare : Key battles ; Blücher--Wolfe -- The nineteenth century : Technology and war ; Key battles ; Bazaine--Wolseley -- The First World War : Key battles ; Allenby--Samsonov -- The Second World War : Air power ; Tank warfare ; Key battles ; Auchinleck--Zhukov -- 1945 to the present : The nuclear age ; Dayan--Giap.