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The War Lords: Military Commanders of the Twentieth Century

Carver, Michael (editor)

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ISBN 10: 0316130605 / ISBN 13: 9780316130608
Published by Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1976
Condition: Good+ Soft cover
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Edge and corner wear, spine is creased as well as the lower corner of the front cover, some light outer page edge soil, stain in the top of the front cover and a small one in the middle of the rear, overall a very crisp and clean, collectible first American edition! Very very scarce! Violet wraps. Insert in the front page reads: "Uncorrected Advance Proof from Little, Brown and Company" Extremely rare and hard-to-find! 624 very clean, unmarked and uncreased historical pages! "The twentieth century has brought new dimensions to war. This book sets out to show how the major military figures in the two world wars of the first half of the century attempted to direct war in conditions which, certainly as far as the First World War was concerned, were unfamiliar. The pace of change was fast and the military profession tends to be conservative between wars for lack of opportunity to test itself in changing conditions. In war change is so rapid that it is difficult for anybody to adapt himself to it; but adapt themselves the participants must and do."-----from the Introduction by Field-Marshal Sir Michael Carver, General Editor Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 023748

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Title: The War Lords: Military Commanders of the ...

Publisher: Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good+

Edition: First Thus.

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Brief biographies of forty-three outstanding field and air marshalls, generals, and admirals of this century, from Jellicoe to Juin, incorporate analyses of their characters, talents, and strategies

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Field Marshal Lord Carver served in Italy in 1943 as a 28-year old lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. He held important command and staff appointments as Chief of General Staff and, as Field Marshal in 1973, Chief of the Defence Staff. Author of fourteen books and editor of two others, he was created a life peer in 1977. Lord Carver died in 2002.

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