From Leonidas of Sparta to Colin Powell, the great commanders of history are profiled and their most significant battles are analyzed. Ranging in scope from the strategic level of army commanders and emperors to the tactical and operational levels of captains of single ships and leaders of individual units, this book examines the achievements of some of history’s greatest military commanders.
Nigel Cawthorne studied at University College, London, where he gained an Honours degree in physics, before turning to writing as a career. He has been a writer and editor for over 25 years, the last 21 freelance. He has written, contributed to, and edited more than eighty books.