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Leadership in War by Andrew Roberts

Leadership in War: Lessons from Those Who Made History

Andrew Roberts

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Imprint: Allen Lane
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 29 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9780241335994

Taking us from the French Revolution to the Cold War and the Falklands, celebrated historian Andrew Roberts presents us with a bracingly honest and insightful look at nine major figures in modern history.

2 stars out of 5
25 Oct 2019

"Roberts has taken lessons and warnings from the past and squeezed them into nine short biographies"

...enthusiasm is not enough: his lectures have not translated easily into print. He flits over the surface of history and leaves much unnoticed or unexplained. One would have expected something less subjective and more substantial from the author of the outstanding biographies of Lord Salisbury and Churchill... Roberts has taken lessons and warnings from the past and squeezed them into nine short biographies. Hubris and nemesis are woven into a book that began life as a series of lectures delivered to the New York Historical Society.

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