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The savior generals

Victor Davis Hanson

The savior generals

how five great commanders saved wars that were lost, from ancient Greece to Iraq

by Victor Davis Hanson

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Bloomsbury Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Command of troops,
  • Generals,
  • Military leadership,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Traces the stories of Themistocles, Belisarius, William Tecumseh Sherman, Matthew Ridgway, and David Petraeus, evaluating their pivotal military roles and the controversies that marked their careers.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementVictor Davis Hanson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUB200 .H36 2013
    The Physical Object
    Pagination305 p.
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27151045M
    ISBN 10160819163X
    ISBN 109781608191635
    LC Control Number2012039654
    OCLC/WorldCa813690969


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