The Generalship of Alexander the Great
A brief and meteoric life (356–323 B.C.) Alexander was the greatest of all conquerors in the course of world history. He had a small army—seldom exceeding 40,000 men—but a constellation of bold, revolutionary ideas about the conduct of war and the nature of government. J. F. C. Fuller, one of the foremost military historians of the twentieth-century, was the first to analyze Alexander in terms of his leadership as a general. He has divided his study into two parts. The first, entitled ”The Record,” describes the background of the era, Alexander’s character and training, the structure of the Macedonian army, and the geography of the world that determined the strategy of conquest. The second part, ”The Analysis,” takes apart the great battles, from Granicus to Hydaspes, and concludes with two chapters on Alexander’s statesmanship. In a style both clear and witty, Fuller imparts the many sides to Alexander’s genius and the full extent of his empire, which stretched from India to Egypt.
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Review: The Generalship Of Alexander The GreatUser Review - Dr. - Goodreads
I did not enjoy the way that the book was organized, but aside from that this is the kind of thought provoking work I've come to expect out of Fuller. Definitely not a book to begin reading about Alexander with, more for those who have some background on the subject. Read full review
Review: The Generalship Of Alexander The GreatUser Review - Ben Wood - Goodreads
This book does an excellent job setting the context, by giving relevant Greek and Macedonian history, a good overview of Phillip's reign, shrewd politicking and development of an unsurpassed army. I ... Read full review