- ISBN/SKU: 9780473821227
- Binding: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 352
- Subject: Military History
- Date Available: October 2014
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In this controversial study, Correlli Barnett examines the strengths and weaknesses of twenty wartime leaders in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He considers the extraordinary difficulties they faced, and analyzes how they performed and what they achieved. Were they successful, or were they beaten down by the burden of their roles? His book focuses on men from very different backgrounds and from three continents in a range of modern conflicts from the American Civil War to the Second World War. In this study, Barnett expands upon his previous work, The Lords of War, to yet again challenge hallowed reputations and rehabilitate the unjustly scapegoated. This latest book confirms his reputation as a master of strategic military history.
Correlli Barnett is one of Britain’s best-known historians. A fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, he has written many acclaimed books, including The Desert Generals, The Swordbearers, The Collapse of British Power, and Engage the Enemy More Closely.