Air Commanders

Author: John Andreas Olsen
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 161234576X
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This book combines short military biographies and operational analyses to reveal how the personalities, attitudes, and life experiences of twelve outstanding U.S. airmen shaped the central air campaigns in American history. These case studies illuminate the character of these airmen, the challenges they confronted in widely disparate armed conflicts, and the solutions that they crafted and implemented. Their achievements proved decisive not only in the campaigns they led, but also in shaping the U.S. Air Force and the dominant role of airpower in modern warfare.

Intelligence Is For Commanders

Author: Robert Rigby Glass
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Centuries ago Sun Tzu wrote ?Know the enemy as you know yourself?. The urgency of this maxim is even greater today. A commander who boldly determines- without knowledge of the enemy or the battleground- to close tit the doe and destroy him wherever he might be, is like a boxer who is in the ring blindfolded. This book is written primarily for commanders, because intelligence is for commanders. Intelligence is not an academic exercise nor is it an end in itself. The prime purpose of intelligence is to help the commander make a decision, and thereby to proceed more accurately and more confidently with the accomplishment of his mission. On the Military Intelligence Branch History Reading List 2012.

Commanders And Command In The Roman Republic And Early Empire

Author: Fred K. Drogula
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469621274
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In this work, Fred Drogula studies the development of Roman provincial command using the terms and concepts of the Romans themselves as reference points. Beginning in the earliest years of the republic, Drogula argues, provincial command was not a uniform concept fixed in positive law but rather a dynamic set of ideas shaped by traditional practice. Therefore, as the Roman state grew, concepts of authority, control over territory, and military power underwent continual transformation. This adaptability was a tremendous resource for the Romans since it enabled them to respond to new military challenges in effective ways. But it was also a source of conflict over the roles and definitions of power. The rise of popular politics in the late republic enabled men like Pompey and Caesar to use their considerable influence to manipulate the flexible traditions of military command for their own advantage. Later, Augustus used nominal provincial commands to appease the senate even as he concentrated military and governing power under his own control by claiming supreme rule. In doing so, he laid the groundwork for the early empire's rules of command.

Controversies And Commanders

Author: Stephen W. Sears
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618057061
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A renowned historian weaves an intricate and fascinating tapestry of the people and events that influenced the Civil War, from Professor Lowe's reconnaissance balloons to the looting of Fredricksburg to the infamous General Dan Sickels who shot his wife's lover outside the White House. Reprint.

Rommel S Desert Commanders

Author: Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 1461751586
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New perspective on the most famous campaign of the legendary Desert Fox Details on the contributions and animosities of Rommel's subordinates Includes accounts of Tobruk, Gazala, El Alamein, and other battles In Libya and Egypt in 1941 and 1942, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel achieved immortality as the Desert Fox, battling and usually defeating numerically superior enemies. Until now, historians have generally overlooked the talented cast of characters who supported Rommel during this campaign. Distinguished military historian Samuel Mitcham recounts the battles of the Afrika Korps through the men who served Rommel as staff officers and commanders of divisions, regiments, and battalions--soldiers like Ludwig Crüwell and Walter Nehring, two of World War II's best panzer commanders, and Ernst-Günther Baade, who wore a kilt and carried a broadsword into battle.

The Three Commanders

Author: William H. G. Kingston
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3861953218
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Part three of Kingston's tetralogy about the three friends. Originally published in 1876.

Master And Commander Vol Book 1

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393058956
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The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis Chichester This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.


Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756673410
File Size: 21,61 MB
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Commanders focuses on the greatest leaders in naval, field, and aerial warfare. From Alexander the Great's conquest of the known world to the generals leading today's campaigns in Afghanistan, the book casts new light on the leaders who have forged history on the battlefield. Famous historical commanders, such as Julius Caesar, Napoleon, and Horatio Nelson, are considered in depth, along with their subordinates and enemies. Commanders from outside the Western tradition are also examined, including the great Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Native American, and African leaders. Chapter introductions contextualize the entries by explaining who fought whom and why, and individual stories bring the history to life. Catalog information gives an at-a-glance overview of each commander's life, and each section provides a timeline, key data, and a psychological profile outlining the commander's strengths and weaknesses. Images will include paintings of battles, battlefield maps, as well as the commanders' weapons, vehicles, and personal effects.

Hitler S Commanders

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442211520
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The Mavericks

Author: Robert Harvey
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd
File Size: 75,16 MB
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"From the high seas at Trafalgar to the Normandy beaches, the course of history has been changed by military mavericks who have led from the front. In twelve riveting pen portraits, historian Robert Harvey explores the minds and the actions of such men, including Clive of India, George Washington, Horatio Nelson, Field Marshal Montgomery and George Patton." "In an age of backroom generals who command from far behind troop lines, it is often forgotten that wars have been won or lost by the personality and leadership of an individual commander. At the birth of the Empire in India and Canada, in the struggle for independence in the United States, the guerrilla skirmishes in Italy, the deserts of North Africa and the triumphs of D-Day, Harvey investigates what qualities make such a difference - the charismatic leader of men, rational under fire, unafraid to improvise or lead his men into battle against the odds, in the confidence of victory."--BOOK JACKET.