By Spencer C. Tucker

ISBN-10: 1598847589

ISBN-13: 9781598847581

From Alexander the nice and Attila the Hun to Ho Chi Minh and Colin Powell, 500 nice army Leaders offers readers with perception into the main cutting edge and widespread people who have led armies to victory on battlefields worldwide. The large assurance levels from army leaders from the traditional global to the current day, together with political figures who directed warfare efforts and people who have been answerable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past delivering authentic information regarding each one individual's lifestyles to delve into the larger historic context and impression on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army historical past. The presentation of knowledge is designed to permit readers to either notice the sluggish evolution of battle over the years and obviously understand the diversities in strategies utilized by generals with various army assets at their disposal.

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S. Army chief of staff. In this position he set about dealing with the myriad problems as a consequence of the Vietnam War, concentrating on readiness and on the well-being of the soldiers. , on September 4, 1974. However, before his death he had set a course of reform and rebuilding of the army that reached fruition in the Persian Gulf War (1991). Lewis Sorley Further Reading Davidson, Phillip B. Vietnam at War: The History, 1946–1975. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1988. Sorley, Lewis. A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America’s Last Years in Vietnam.

Box 1911 Santa Barbara, California 93116-1911 This book is printed on acid-free paper Manufactured in the United States of America For Charles C. S. Navy officer, distinguished educator as headmaster of The Hill School, and cherished friend About the Editor Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, has been senior fellow in military history at ABC-CLIO since 2003. He is the author or editor of 50 books and encyclopedias, many of which have won prestigious awards. Tucker’s last academic position before his retirement from teaching was the John Biggs Chair in Military History at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.

Born in Herat (now in Afghanistan) on January 27, 1571, Abbas was the son of Shah Mohammed Khudabanda of the Safavid dynasty. Persia was then in turmoil, riven by divisions within the Qizibash Army and under threat from the Ottoman Empire, the Uzbeks, and the Mughal rulers of India, all of whom took advantage of the internal turmoil to seize large chunks of Persian territory. On October 1, 1587, Murshid Qoli Khan, one of the Qizibash leaders, mounted a coup d’état, forcing the abdication of weak-willed Shah Mohammed and bringing to power his son Abbas at age 16.

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