Generals by Mark UrbanGenerals by Mark Urban

Generals

byMark Urban

Hardcover | November 1, 2005

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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.

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. His books include Big Boys’ Rules: The SAS and the Secret Struggle again...
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Title:GeneralsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:356 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.1 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 6.5 × 1.1 inPublished:November 1, 2005Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0571224857

ISBN - 13:9780571224852

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