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Author Hanson, Victor Davis.

Title The savior generals : how five great commanders saved wars that were lost-- from ancient Greece to Iraq / Victor Davis Hanson.

Imprint New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    920 HAN    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    920 HAN    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 305 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Athens is burning: Themistocles at Salamis-September 480 B.C. -- Byzantium at the brink: the fireman Flavius Belisarius-A.D. 527-559 -- "Atlanta is ours and fairly won": William Tecumseh Sherman's gift to Abraham Lincoln-summer 1864 -- 100 days in Korea: Matthew Ridgway takes over-winter 1950-51 -- Iraq is "lost": David Petraeus and the surge in Iraq-January 2007-May 2008.
Summary Traces the stories of Themistocles, Belisarius, William Tecumseh Sherman, Matthew Ridgway, and David Petraeus, evaluating their pivotal military roles and the controversies that marked their careers.
Subject Petraeus, David Howell -- Military leadership.
Ridgway, Matthew B. (Matthew Bunker), 1895-1993 -- Military leadership.
Themistocles, approximately 524 B.C.-approximately 459 B.C. -- Military leadership.
Belisarius, approximately 505-565 -- Military leadership.
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 -- Military leadership.
Generals -- Biography.
Command of troops -- History.
ISBN 9781608191635 hardback
160819163X hardback

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