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Generals by Mark Urban
  

Generals

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Thoroughly researched, beautifully, yet accessibly written this is the story of the most remarkable soldiers who left their mark not just on Britain but the whole world. Some of them have their names etched in the national mythology whilst others are more obscure figures but nonetheless their achievements or failures have had consequences on our life today.

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Generals by Mark Urban

From the bestselling author of Rifles, the remarkable lives - and battles - of ten of Britain's greatest generals.

Mark Urban tells the story of ten exceptional soldiers who left their mark on Britain and the world. Some - including Wellington, Kitchener and Montgomery - are names etched in the national mythology. Others are more obscure figures whose achievements or failures may have had consequences quite different to those they had intended: the incompetence of one British General led to the creation of the United States of America, the ideas of another to the invention of Blitzkreig.

All ten of these generals revealed either a brilliant ability or a fatal flaw. While one became Prime Minister, another was beheaded. Success or failure depended largely on their ability to work within Britain's Parliamentary democracy - and against tyrants, despots and emperors who were often free to act alone.

About the Author

Mark Urban
Mark Urban is the Diplomatic Editor of the BBC's 'Newsnight' and was formerly defence correspondent for the Independent. He has covered many wars and is remembered for live broadcasts under a Scud attack in Saudi Arabia in 1991 or while being fired upon in Kosovo.

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Publication date

6th October 2005

Author

Mark Urban

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Publisher

Faber And Faber

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Hardback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography


ISBN

9780571224852

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