The Savior Generals

Autore: Victor Davis Hanson
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608193632
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Stirring portraits of five commanders whose dynamic leadership changed the course of war and history by prominent military historian Victor Davis Hanson. "Victor Davis Hanson has written another outstanding and eye-opening book"--The Washington Examiner Leading military historian Victor Davis Hanson returns to non-fiction in The Savior Generals, a set of brilliantly executed pocket biographies of five generals who single-handedly saved their nations from defeat in war. War is rarely a predictable enterprise--it is a mess of luck, chance, and incalculable variables. Today's sure winner can easily become tomorrow's doomed loser. Sudden, sharp changes in fortune can reverse the course of war. These intractable circumstances are sometimes mastered by leaders of genius--asked at the eleventh hour to save a hopeless conflict, created by others, often unpopular with politics and the public. These savior generals often come from outside the established power structure, employ radical strategies, and flame out quickly. Their careers often end in controversy. But their dramatic feats of leadership are vital slices of history--not merely as stirring military narrative, but as lessons on the dynamic nature of consensus, leadership, and destiny.

The Savior

Autore: Nick Ragland
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ISBN: 9781939710444
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Military Review

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The Soul Of Battle

Autore: Victor Davis Hanson
Editore: Anchor
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Argues that American generals Sherman and Patton, as well as Athenian general Epaminondas, were the greatest military leaders in history.

Carnage And Culture

Autore: Victor Davis Hanson
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307425188
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Examining nine landmark battles from ancient to modern times--from Salamis, where outnumbered Greeks devastated the slave army of Xerxes, to Cortes’s conquest of Mexico to the Tet offensive--Victor Davis Hanson explains why the armies of the West have been the most lethal and effective of any fighting forces in the world. Looking beyond popular explanations such as geography or superior technology, Hanson argues that it is in fact Western culture and values–the tradition of dissent, the value placed on inventiveness and adaptation, the concept of citizenship–which have consistently produced superior arms and soldiers. Offering riveting battle narratives and a balanced perspective that avoids simple triumphalism, Carnage and Culture demonstrates how armies cannot be separated from the cultures that produce them and explains why an army produced by a free culture will always have the advantage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

General Gordon Granger

Autore: Robert Conner
Editore: Casemate
ISBN: 1612001866
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The first full-length biography of the Union general who performed heroically at the Civil War battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Mobile. By coming to the aid of Maj. Gen. Thomas—against orders—at the Battle of Chickamauga, Union Gen. Gordon Granger saved the Federal army from catastrophic defeat. Later, he played major roles in the Chattanooga and Mobile campaigns. Immediately after the war, as commander of US troops in Texas, his actions sparked the “Juneteenth” celebrations of slavery’s end, which continue to this day. After his first battle at Wilson’s Creek, Missouri, Granger rose through the ranks to contend with the Confederates Earl Van Dorn and Nathan Bedford Forrest for control of central Tennessee. The artillery platform he erected at Franklin, dubbed Fort Granger, would soon sound the death knell of the main Confederate army in the west. Granger eventually took command of a full infantry corps, but proved too odd of a fellow to promote further. This long-overdue biography sheds fascinating new light on a colorful commander who fought through the war in the West from its first major battles to its last, and even left his impact on the Reconstruction.

Washington S Savior

Autore: Richard A. Brayall
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ISBN: 9780788493256
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Athenian Generals

Autore: Debra Hamel
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004109001
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This study of the Athenian strategia is concerned with identifying the locus of military authority in the Athenian polis. This volume is important reading for anyone who is interested in ancient military history or the question of sovereignty in Athens.

George Washington The Savior Of The States 1777 1781

Autore: Rupert Hughes
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Ripples Of Battle

Autore: Victor Davis Hanson
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 1400095328
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The effects of war refuse to remain local: they persist through the centuries, sometimes in unlikely ways far removed from the military arena. In Ripples of Battle, the acclaimed historian Victor Davis Hanson weaves wide-ranging military and cultural history with his unparalleled gift for battle narrative as he illuminates the centrality of war in the human experience. The Athenian defeat at Delium in 424 BC brought tactical innovations to infantry fighting; it also assured the influence of the philosophy of Socrates, who fought well in the battle. Nearly twenty-three hundred years later, the carnage at Shiloh and the death of the brilliant Southern strategist Albert Sidney Johnson inspired a sense of fateful tragedy that would endure and stymie Southern culture for decades. The Northern victory would also bolster the reputation of William Tecumseh Sherman, and inspire Lew Wallace to pen the classic Ben Hur. And, perhaps most resonant for our time, the agony of Okinawa spurred the Japanese toward state-sanctioned suicide missions, a tactic so uncompromising and subversive, it haunts our view of non-Western combatants to this day.

Jean Fran Ois Reubell

Autore: G.D. Homan
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401030421
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Although numerous facets of the French Revolution have been thoroughly researched, there remain many lacunae. A historian can still find much virgin territory in the social aspects of the Revolution or he can study the events of a given locality. It is especially in the realm of biographical studies, however, that much more remains to be done. Social, economic, and other forces played an important role in the Great Revolution. But in the final analysis it were men and women, no matter how much they might have been "conditioned by the forces of history" or their environment who determined the course of history and who molded their own destiny. No biography on Jean-Fran

The Myth Of The Lost Cause And Civil War History

Autore: Gary W. Gallagher
Editore: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253109027
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A “well-reasoned and timely” (Booklist) essay collection interrogates the Lost Cause myth in Civil War historiography. Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states’ rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own. Misrepresenting the war’s true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory. In The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History, nine historians describe and analyze the Lost Cause, identifying ways in which it falsifies history—creating a volume that makes a significant contribution to Civil War historiography. “The Lost Cause . . . is a tangible and influential phenomenon in American culture and this book provides an excellent source for anyone seeking to explore its various dimensions.” —Southern Historian

Translated Woman

Autore: Ruth Behar
Editore: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807070467
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Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza's extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their "subjects."

The General And Jihad

Autore: Wilson John
Editore: Wilson John
ISBN: 8182743028
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On political conditions under the tenure of Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, and his encouragement towards fostering Jihad.

Doug Wahwee

Autore: Thomas Hutson
Editore: River Junction Press LLC
ISBN: 0985017813
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This biography tells the little-known story of lifelong ambassador and diplomat Doug MacArthur, the nephew of General Douglas MacArthur, and his wife, Wahwee. Through interviews and firsthand accounts from those who knew him, this biography of the prominent 20th-century emissary sheds light on the important role Ambassador MacArthur had in foreign affairs post–World War II. This unique work shows how MacArthur had a rich career as a professional diplomat, was a member of the French Resistance, a prisoner of war, a political and military advisor to President Eisenhower, Assistant Secretary of State, and postwar security treaty negotiator with Japan. This collection of oral histories on both Doug and his wife gives fresh insight into their professional and personal lives.

The Literary Digest

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Full Assault Mode

Autore: Dalton Fury
Editore: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466835850
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Delta Force operator Kolt Raynor must thwart a deadly terrorist plot in this globe-hopping special operations thriller in the New York Times bestselling series When SEAL Team Six killed Osama bin Laden, they pulled a treasure trove of intelligence on planned attacks on U.S. soil. Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's new leader, is activating his most trusted (and deadliest) terrorists to carry out his newest plot: to detonate a bomb inside one of the sixty-four commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S. in an attack ten times worse than 9/11, causing radiological fallout that would kill hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans. The President wants answers quickly, and after Kolt Raynor saved his life a few months earlier, he knows Delta Force is fully capable. But Kolt is on the verge of getting forced out of JSOC for disobeying orders in Pakistan—and when he's offered a slot in Tungsten, an ultra-secret deep-cover organization, he jumps at the chance. Now his task is to infiltrate al Qaeda and prevent this deep-cover terror cell from making their plot a reality before it's too late. In Full Assault Mode, former Delta Force commander Dalton Fury takes readers inside the world of undercover special operations—where every wrong step costs lives, and one minute might just be one minute too late . . .

Essay And General Literature Index

Autore: Minnie Earl Sears
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Generals And Politicians

Autore: Jere Clemens King
Editore: Univ of California Press
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Savior

Autore: Dennis K. Hausker
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1612357091
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In the stunning conclusion of the epic story of Aron and his post apocalyptic world, Damien poses the threat of a society of his rabid followers bereft of rational values and concerns. He's faced with the impossible in leading the rebellion with primitive arms against a nightmare enemy armed with fearful weapons from the ancient war that destroyed the world. His personal angst continues, as again love remains elusive with the obstructions of endless setbacks and interference from others. Can he find a way to prevail and warrant the faith his friends have in him or will the world sink into Damien's dark reality?