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Author Lacey, Jim, 1958- author.

Title Gods of war : history's greatest military rivals / James Lacey and Williamson Murray.

Publication Info. New York : Bantam Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  355.0092 LACEY    DUE 06-11-22
Edition First Edition.
Description 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-384) and index.
Contents Introduction -- A framework for war -- Haniibal and Scipio -- Caesar and Pompey -- Richard I and Saladin -- Napoleon and Wellington -- Grant and Lee -- Rommel, Montgomery, and Patton -- Conclusion: Modern warfare and the system of genius -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Summary Any meeting of genius may create sparks, but when military geniuses meet, their confrontations play out upon a vast panorama of states or civilizations at war, wielding the full destructive power of a mighty nation's armies. Gods of War is the first single-volume, in-depth examination of the most celebrated military rivalries of all time, and of the rare, world-changing battles in which these great commanders in history matched themselves against true equals. From Caesar and Pompey deciding the fate of the Roman Republic, to Grant and Lee battling for a year during the American Civil War, to Rommel and Montgomery and Patton meeting in battle after battle as Hitler strove for European domination, these match-ups and their corresponding strategies are among the most memorable in history. A thrilling look into both the generals' lives and their hardest-fought battles, Gods of War is also a thought-provoking analysis of the qualities that make a strong commander and a deep exploration of the historical context in which the contestants were required to wage war, all told with rousing narrative flair. And in a time when technology has made the potential costs of war even greater, it is a masterful look at how military strategy has evolved and what it will take for leaders to guide their nations to peace in the future.
Subject Military history.
Generals. (OCoLC)fst00939841
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01021222
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Author Murray, Williamson, author.
ISBN 0345547551
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