By John Keegan
John Keegan’s tremendous examine the that means of leadership
In The masks of Command, John Keegan asks us to think about questions which are seldom requested: what's the definition of management? What makes a very good army chief? Why is it that males, certainly occasionally whole countries, stick with a unmarried chief, frequently to victory, yet with equivalent commitment additionally to defeat?
Dozens of names come to mind...Napoleon, Lee, Charlemagne, Hannibal, Castro, Hussein. From a wide range, Keegan chooses 4 commanders who profoundly inspired the process heritage: Alexander the nice, the Duke of Wellington, Ulysses S. supply and Adolph Hitler. All strong leaders, each one forged in a distinct mould, each one with various effects.
“The most sensible army historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy
“A tremendous treatise at the essence of army leadership.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Fascinating and enlightening… marked by means of nice highbrow liveliness… Mr. Keegan is aware how you can deliver struggling with alive at the page.” –The New York Times