Author: Cummins, Joseph
Publisher: Pier 9
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
New book, 255 pages. Ranging from the siege if ancient Babylon and Caesars campaigns in Gaul to the American Civil War and World War II, this book captures key moments in history when the ingenuity, vision and daring of brilliant leaders turned the tide of battle. Read about Hannibal's spectacular envelopment of the Roman army at Cannae in 216BC; the Mongols awe inspiring rout of Christian forces at Liegnitz in 1241; Pizarro's daring kidnapping of Inca ruler Atahuallpa in 1532; and the brilliant campaign of subterfuge that helped ensure the success of the 1944 D-Day landings. Engaging, enthralling and inspiring, these twenty-five tales offer a fascinating take on the history of warfare, while showcasing some its most remarkable, memorable and charismatic characters.