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By David J. Lonsdale

ISBN-10: 0415358477

ISBN-13: 9780415358477

ISBN-10: 0415545250

ISBN-13: 9780415545259

This publication bargains a strategic research of 1 of the main awesome army careers in historical past, opting for the main pertinent strategic classes from the campaigns of Alexander the good.

David Lonsdale argues that because the middle ideas of technique are everlasting, the examine and research of historic examples have worth to the trendy theorist and practitioner. moreover, as process is so advanced and difficult, the outstanding occupation of Alexander presents the suitable chance to appreciate most sensible perform in method, as he completed impressive and non-stop luck around the spectrum of conflict, in various situations and environments. This booklet offers the 13 such a lot pertinent classes that may be realized from his campaigns, dividing them into 3 different types: grand approach, army operations, and use of strength. every one of those different types presents classes pertinent to the trendy strategic setting. eventually, even if, the e-book argues that the dominant think about his good fortune was once Alexander himself, and that it was once his personal features as a strategist that allowed him to beat the complexities of method and attain his expansive targets.


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