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Editor Curtis Brown combines three of the most influential military classics written in the nineteenth century in this second volume of the Roots of Strategy collection. Essays in this work include Ardant du Picq's "Battle Studies", Clausewitz's "Principles of War", and Jomini's "Art of War".

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Compiled from the most relevant and important survival information offered by current U.­S. Army personnel, and proved by past experience, this handy and concise guide will equip readers to survive in life-­threatening conditions. Topics include evasion, navigation, radio communications and signaling, recovery, plant medicine, personal protection, and water and food procurement and preservation. This book covers a surprising array of essential information in straightforward, no-­nonsense terms. Included are instructions for survival in nuclear, biological, and chemical conditions, tips for traveling in ice and snow, and rules for avoiding illness or harm in adverse conditions. This handbook is a must-­have for military buffs and an indispensable survival guide for anyone venturing into the wilderness.

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In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world—Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar—waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefield. Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar—each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight, when, and why; to know what victory was and when to end the war; to determine how to bring stability to the lands he conquered. Each general had to be a battlefield tactician and more: a statesman, a strategist, a leader. Tactics change, weapons change, but war itself remains much the same throughout the centuries, and a great warrior must know how to define success. Understanding where each of these three great (but flawed) commanders succeeded and failed can serve anyone who wants to think strategically or has to demonstrate leadership. In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss explains the qualities these great generals shared, the keys to . . .

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The Peninsular War was a savage war fought as part of the Napoleonic Wars that convulsed Europe for more than a decade. They saw set piece battles, guerrilla campaigns, sieges and every form of warfare known to the early 19th century.

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