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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bevin Alexander Narrator: James Slattery Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Throughout history, great generals have done what their enemies have least expected. Instead of direct, predictable attack, they have deceived, encircled, outflanked, out-thought, and overcome often superior armies commanded by conventional thinkers.

Collected here are the stories of the most successful commanders of all time, among them Hannibal, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Stonewall Jackson, Sherman, Rommel, and Mao Zedong. Each demonstrated the strategic and tactical genius essential for victory—a virtue that, ironically, does not come naturally to military organizations. More often than not, the straight-ahead, narrow-thinking soldier will be promoted over his more lateral-minded, devious counterpart. Yet when the latter gains control, the results may be spectacular.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This study is essential reading for students of military strategy and tactics.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “For lifelong armchair warriors.”


  • “An astute military historian’s mildly contrarian appraisal of what separates the sheep from the wolves in the great game of war…Informed opinions on the martial arts that draw provocative distinctions between victors and winners.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angel | 5/4/2013

    " I remember that this was probably one of the better books I read that year. However, it was a busy time back then, so barely made a note in my journal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Xthun | 5/26/2010

    " entertains on military strategy battle by battle "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donald Harwick | 1/13/2010

    " I will NEVER again mention to my southerner wife that Mr.Alexander thought Robert E. Lee was not a good tactical leader. Her reply? "Shut your mourh you damn Yankee." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bill Carswell | 1/21/2009

    " Clay and I have listened to this audiobook multiple times. It's fascinating! I've never read the dead tree version so I can say how it is to read, but I highly recommend it. "

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