World Military Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary
World Military Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary
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Annotation: Spanning the years from the beginning of recorded history to the modern day, a comprehensive A-to-Z reference profiles the influential military leaders whose actions precipitated change in the world around them, including Charlemagne, Alexander the Great, and Hannibal.
Genre: War Reference
Catalog Number: #3086127
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Facts On File
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: 2007
Pages: 414 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8160-4732-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-8160-4732-1
Dewey: 355
LCCN: 2005008908
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
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Grossman has written several other dictionaries and encyclopedias on military and political issues. His latest effort is a biographical reference covering military leaders from Ramses II of ancient Egypt around the time of 1290 BC to General Tommy Franks, who lead Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Only persons who have commanded armies or navies, both large and small, in battle are included, and the only woman in that group is British warrior queen Boudicca. The approximately 239 entries are arranged alphabetically. Most average seven paragraphs in length and start with birth and death dates along with a two- to four-word description of the person; for example, Kublai Khan is described as a "Mongol warlord." Following each entry is a bibliography of references. There are 44 black-and-white illustrations. Several military references contain biographical information but few include all those covered here who actually commanded troops in battle. The two most recent comparable references are Who's Who in Military History: From 1453 to the Present Day (Routledge, 2002), which is limited in the dates it covers, and The Macmillan Dictionary of Military Biography (1998), which has approximately 415 entries that average 1 page in length and cover a similar timeframe as this dictionary. Not an essential purchase, but this Facts On File reference should be considered by college and public libraries with an interest in military biography, especially if they do not have the Macmillan encyclopedia or if they want to add a more current resource.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-401) and index.
Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 9+
Encompassing commanders from the beginning of recorded history to the present, World Military Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary profiles the influential military leaders throughout history. Spanning the centuries from 3500 BCE to the present, this comprehensive A-to-Z dictionary presents the stories of the military leaders whose actions precipitated enormous change in the world around them. From master strategists such as Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, and Napoleon to the great tacticians, including Decatur, Hannibal, and Rommel, this complete reference will serve as an indispensable guide to the student and military buff alike.
Entries include:
Alexander III
Napoleon Bonaparte
Oliver Cromwell
Dwight David Eisenhower
Tommy Ray Franks
Genghis Khan
Horatio Herbert Kitchener
Robert Edward Lee
Douglas MacArthur
Horatio Nelson
John Joseph Pershing
Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel
Saladin
Sir William Wallace
Isoroku
Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov
and many more.

This A-to-Z biographical dictionary portrays the commanders who helped shape history. From the beginning of recorded history (roughly 3500 BCE) to the modern day, it presents the stories of the military leaders whose actions precipitated enormous change in the world around them. From master strategists, such as Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, and Napolean, to the great tacticians, including Decatur, Hannibal, and Rommel, World Military Leaders provides a concise biographical companion resource that will be indispensable to the student and military buff alike.


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