Men of War by Philip Guedalla

Men of War

byPhilip Guedalla

Kobo ebook | July 16, 2015

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War has been pervasive throughout the history of mankind. 

But who were these men that fought and why did they fight? 

This collection of essays by Philip Guedalla examines those question all the way from soldiers of the Norman Conquest through to the Ironsides of the English Civil right up to those men who took to the ramparts and fought during the revolutions across Europe in 1848. 

Guedalla analyses not just the common soldiers but also the strategies which were implemented as well as the generals who led them from King Alfred the Great to King Frederick the Great. 

He explores the lives of politicians like Leon Gambetta and how they contributed towards reforming their nation’s political views and standpoints in relation to war. 

‘Men of War’ is a highly detailed, narrative-focused account of the lives of several men throughout history famed for their ability to wage war. Philip Guedalla was a renowned historian of his day. 

Praise for Philip Guedalla: 

‘Polished, witty, lucid, excellently proportioned.’ – The Times 

‘A brilliant piece of work.’ – Spectator 

‘Lively, dashing, entertaining.’ – Daily Telegraph 

Philip Guedalla, born in 1889, died in 1944. At Oxford he was President of the Union Society; later he was called to the Bar and contested several Parliamentary elections as a Liberal. Having become interested in British relations with South America, he founded the Ibero-American Institute and was responsible for the Latin-American Division of the British Council. During the war he lectured in both North and South America, and broadcast frequently to South America. Among other distinguished books by him are The Second Empire, Palmerston, The Duke and The Hundred Years. 

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Title:Men of WarFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 16, 2015Publisher:Endeavour PressLanguage:English

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