Great Generals of the Ancient World


The Personality, Intellectual, and Leadership Traits That Made Them Great

By: Richard A Gabriel
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 327
ISBN: 9781473859081
Published: 27th March 2017
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

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Great Generals of the Ancient World

Of the thousands of commanders who served in history’s armies, why is it that only a few are remembered as great leaders of men in battle? What combination of personal and circumstantial influences conspire to produce great commanders? What makes a great leader great? Richard A Gabriel analyses the biographies of ten great generals who lived between 1481 BC and AD 632 in an attempt to identify the characteristics of intellect, psychology, personality, and experience that allowed them to tread the path to greatness. Professor Richard Gabriel has selected the ten whom he believes to be the greatest of them all.

Those included, and more so those omitted, will surprise many readers. Conspicuous by their absence, for example, are Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun. Richard Gabriel, himself a retired soldier and professor at the Canadian Defence College, uses his selected exemplars to distil the timeless essence of military leadership.

 




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