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Read & Download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB â James Lacey Er battle as Hitler strove for European domination these match ups and their corresponding strategies are among the most memorable in historyA thrilling look into both the generals' lives and their hardest fought battles Gods of War is also a thought provoking analysis of the ualities that make a strong commander and a deep exploration of the historical context in which the contestants were reuired to wage war all told with rousing narrative fla. Excellent reading The author explains a wide range of important battles the strategies employed by the generals leading the battles and how those strategies affected the outcomes Each battle is described in a short concise chapter that allows the reader to gain a lot of knowledge uickly One can then chose the battles you were interested in for a in depth study

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Gods of War characters Ú 107 Ñ Hannibal vs Scipio Grant vs Lee Rommel vs Patton The greatest battles commanders and rivalries of all time come to life in this engrossing guide to the geniuses of military history Gods of War is the first single volume in depth examination of the most celebrated military rivalries of all time and of the rare world changi Hannibal vs Scipio Grant vs Lee Rommel vs Patton The greatest battles commanders and rivalries of all time come to life in this engrossing guide to the geniuses of military history Gods of War is the first single volume in depth examination of the most celebrated military rivalries of all time and of the rare world changing battles in which the greatest commanders in history matched themselves against true eualsAny meeting of genius may create s. I was recently provided with a copy of Gods of War by James Lacey and Murray Williamson for review I am pleased to report that this fascinating and well written work contributes significantly to recent scholarship in Military History Before looking at the details of formatting and so forth it is worth noting that the thesis the authors are advancing is fundamentally that our fascination with the Decisive Battle often linked to the individual Great Captain with a genius for war is both misleading and rooted in our history prior to the influences of the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution The book examines military leaders generally regarded as outstanding and then demonstrates how few of them had uite as much genius at the strategic level as they are generally credited with as a conseuence of their operational and tactical aptitudes The authors approach their thesis by pairing off famous commanders for example Grant and Lee or Caesar and Pompey and demonstrating their thesis through examination of their best known battles This is not a chronological chronicle of every significant battle in history but the commanders chosen as well as the battles discussed are very useful in enabling the reader to get a better grasp of their guiding principle Their conclusion following their illuminating discussion of Montgomery Rommel and Patton is that modern warfare linked as it clearly is to technological and industrial change as well as sweeping changes in society rooted in the Enlightenment and the French Revolution is too complex to be mastered at the strategic level by a single commander because there is simply too much information to be absorbed and collated Modern warfare and strategic success reuires a far technocratic approach involving many different individuals and fields contributing to understanding the implications of battlefield failure or success An example of this not working might be the American experience in Ira and the Middle East following their smashing victories in Desert Storm In other words without a far nuanced approach to strategic concerns than any single mind is likely to encompass it is entirely possible to win a battle or war and lose the ensuing peace Definate food for thought The battlefield analyses of individual commanders and their experiences are both intriguing and thoroughly readable especially for the avid student of military history

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Gods of WarParks but when martial geniuses meet their confrontations are fought out upon the vast panorama of states or civilizations at war wielding the full destructive power of a mighty nation's armies When such power is directed by a God of War the results are almost always stunning From Caesar and Pompey deciding the fate of the Roman Republic to Grant and Lee battling for a year during the American Civil War to Rommel and Patton meeting in battle aft. This book is well researched and well written The authors' theory in the book is that wars are not decided by decisive battles but on the strategy of generals He covers a vast period of time starting with Hannibal's invasion of Italy and ending with World War II highlighting Patton Rommel and Montgomery While it is not as detailed as biographies on the indviduals the authors give enough information to understand the main generals highlighted in the bookThis is a good book and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good read about the give and take between generals over time and a different theory on how war is wonI received a free Kindle copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley Goodreads and my nonfiction book review blog I also posted it to my Facebook  page