The Mask of CommandBook - 1987
John Keegan asks us to consider questions that are seldom asked: What makes a great military leader? Why is it that men, indeed sometimes entire nations, follow a single leader, often to victory, but with equal dedication also to defeat? Dozens of names come to mind...Napoleon, Lee, Charlemagne, Hannibal, Castro, Hussein. From a wide array, Keegan chooses four commanders who profoundly influenced the course of history: Alexander the Great, the Duke of Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant and Adolph Hitler. All powerful leaders, each cast in a different mold, each with diverse results.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1987.
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: 355.3304 KEEGAN J
Characteristics: 368 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.