500 Great Military Leaders, 2 Volumes by Spencer C. Tucker

By Spencer C. Tucker

From Alexander the good and Attila the Hun to Ho Chi Minh and Colin Powell, 500 nice army Leaders presents readers with perception into the main cutting edge and widespread people who have led armies to victory on battlefields world wide. The wide insurance levels from army leaders from the traditional global to the current day, together with political figures who directed battle efforts and those that have been liable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past offering authentic information regarding every one individual's existence to delve into the larger historic context and effect on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army background. The presentation of data is designed to allow readers to either realize the slow evolution of war over the years and obviously understand the variations in strategies utilized by generals with various army assets at their disposal.

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News of this military disaster created a political firestorm in Spain and brought strongman General Miguel Primo de Rivera to power that September. With the support of King Alfonso XIII of Spain, Rivera established a virtual military dictatorship until his resignation in January 1930. In Morocco in 1923, Abd el-Krim proclaimed the Republic of the Rif, with himself as president. He began organizing a centralized administration based on traditional Berber tribal institutions but one that would override tribal rivalries.

190–160 BCE) Juel, Niels (1629–1697) Juin, Alphonse Pierre (1888–1967) Justinian I the Great (483–565) Kenney, George Churchill (1889–1977) Kesselring, Albert (1885–1960) Khalid ibn al-Walid (ca. 592–642) King, Ernest Joseph (1878–1956) Kitchener, Horatio Herbert (1850–1916) Knox, Henry (1750–1806) Konev, Ivan Stepanovich (1897–1973) Köprülü, Fazil Ahmed (1635–1676) Köprülü, Mehmed Pasha (ca. 1583–1661) Kornilov, Lavr Georgiyevich (1870–1918) Kościuszko, Thaddeus (1746–1817) Kublai Khan (1215–1294) Kutuzov, Mikhail Illarionovich Golenischev, Prince of Smolensk (1745–1813) Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de (1757–1834) Lannes, Jean (1769–1809) Lattre de Tassigny, Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel de (1889–1952) Lawrence, Thomas Edward (1888–1935) Lee, Robert Edward (1807–1870) Leigh-Mallory, Sir Trafford (1892–1944) LeMay, Curtis Emerson (1906–1990) Lemnitzer, Lyman Louis (1899–1988) Leo III the Isaurian (ca.

During the next several years, Shah Abbas completely reorganized the Safavid Army, employing European military advisors, sent out by Western nations to try to bring Persia into combination against the Ottomans. Thus, English artillerist Robert Shirley completely reorganized the Persian artillery. By 1600 Abbas had at his disposal the nucleus of a modern professional army, solely dependent on him and able to compete on equal footing with the Ottoman Turks. In 1602, taking advantage of internal problems in the Ottoman Empire and its involvement in Europe, Abbas invaded the eastern Ottoman Empire.

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