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The Mask of Command
Author: John Keegan

ISBN: 9780140114065
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 4 October 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.7
Description:


John Keegan's 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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