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978-0-14-011406-5 / 0140114068

The Mask of Command: Alexander the Great, Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant, Hitler, and the Nature of Leadership

by Keegan, John

Publisher:Penguin Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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John Keegans brilliant look at the meaning of leadership

In The Mask of Command, John Keegan asks us to consider questions that are seldom asked: What is the definition of leadership? What makes a great military leader? Why is it that men, indeed sometimes entire nations, follow a single leader, often to victory, but with equal dedication also to defeat?

Dozens of names come to mind...Napoleon, Lee, Charlemagne, Hannibal, Castro, Hussein. From a wide array, Keegan chooses four commanders who profoundly influenced the course of history: Alexander the Great, the Duke of Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant and Adolph Hitler. All powerful leaders, each cast in a different mold, each with diverse results.

The best military historian of our generation. Tom Clancy
 
A brilliant treatise on the essence of military leadership. The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
Fascinating and enlightening& marked by great intellectual liveliness& Mr. Keegan knows how to bring fighting alive on the page. The New York Times






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