We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The savior generals: how five great commanders saved wars that were lost--from ancient Greece to Iraq

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Stirring portraits of five commanders whose dynamic leadership changed the course of war and history by prominent military historian Victor Davis Hanson.

"Victor Davis Hanson has written another outstanding and eye-opening book"—The Washington Examiner
Leading military historian Victor Davis Hanson returns to non-fiction in The Savior Generals, a set of brilliantly executed pocket biographies of five generals who single-handedly saved their nations from defeat in war. War is rarely a predictable enterprise—it is a mess of luck, chance, and incalculable variables. Today's sure winner can easily become tomorrow's doomed loser. Sudden, sharp changes in fortune can reverse the course of war.
These intractable circumstances are sometimes mastered by leaders of genius—asked at the eleventh hour to save a hopeless conflict, created by others, often unpopular with politics and the public.
These savior generals often come from outside the established power structure, employ radical strategies, and flame out quickly. Their careers often end in controversy. But their dramatic feats of leadership are vital slices of history—not merely as stirring military narrative, but as lessons on the dynamic nature of consensus, leadership, and destiny.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781608191635
9781608193639
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID41cb8c68-592a-a7ad-b1a1-60399f3da7e3
Grouping Titlesavior generals how five great commanders saved wars that were lost from ancient greece to iraq
Grouping Authorvictor davis hanson
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2024-05-19 03:32:13AM
Last Indexed2024-05-19 03:41:12AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
author
Hanson, Victor Davis
author_display
Hanson, Victor Davis
detailed_location_catalog
Fair Oaks
North Natomas
display_description
Stirring portraits of five commanders whose dynamic leadership changed the course of war and history by prominent military historian Victor Davis Hanson.

"Victor Davis Hanson has written another outstanding and eye-opening book"—The Washington Examiner
Leading military historian Victor Davis Hanson returns to non-fiction in The Savior Generals, a set of brilliantly executed pocket biographies of five generals who single-handedly saved their nations from defeat in war. War is rarely a predictable enterprise—it is a mess of luck, chance, and incalculable variables. Today's sure winner can easily become tomorrow's doomed loser. Sudden, sharp changes in fortune can reverse the course of war.
These intractable circumstances are sometimes mastered by leaders of genius—asked at the eleventh hour to save a hopeless conflict, created by others, often unpopular with politics and the public.
These savior generals often come from outside the established power structure, employ radical strategies, and flame out quickly. Their careers often end in controversy. But their dramatic feats of leadership are vital slices of history—not merely as stirring military narrative, but as lessons on the dynamic nature of consensus, leadership, and destiny.
format_catalog
Book
eBook
format_category_catalog
Books
eBook
id
41cb8c68-592a-a7ad-b1a1-60399f3da7e3
isbn
9781608191635
9781608193639
itype_catalog
Adult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed
2024-05-19T10:41:12.289Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog
355.0092 H251 2013
owning_library_catalog
Sacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalog
Fair Oaks
North Natomas
primary_isbn
9781608191635
publishDate
2013
publisher
Bloomsbury Press
Bloomsbury Publishing
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Belisarius, -- approximately 505-565 -- Military leadership
Command of troops -- History
Generals -- Biography
Petraeus, David Howell -- Military leadership
Ridgway, Matthew B. -- (Matthew Bunker), -- 1895-1993 -- Military leadership
Sherman, William T. -- (William Tecumseh), -- 1820-1891 -- Military leadership
Themistocles, -- approximately 524 B.C.-approximately 459 B.C. -- Military leadership
title_display
The savior generals : how five great commanders saved wars that were lost--from ancient Greece to Iraq
title_full
The Savior Generals How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost--From Ancient Greece to Iraq
The savior generals : how five great commanders saved wars that were lost--from ancient Greece to Iraq / Victor Davis Hanson
title_short
The savior generals
title_sub
how five great commanders saved wars that were lost--from ancient Greece to Iraq
topic_facet
Belisarius
Biography & Autobiography
Command of troops
Generals
History
Military
Military leadership
Nonfiction
Petraeus, David Howell
Ridgway, Matthew B
Sherman, William T
Themistocles

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:47b6215e-a808-4dbc-9ea9-a50ebeb96468-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
ils:.b22162094.i67770083Fair Oaks355.0092 H251 20131falsefalseDue Jun 1, 2024faiag
ils:.b22162094.i67770113North Natomas355.0092 H251 20131falsefalseDue May 30, 2024nntag

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:47b6215e-a808-4dbc-9ea9-a50ebeb96468eBookeBookEnglishBloomsbury Publishing
ils:.b22162094BookBooks1st edEnglishBloomsbury Press2013305 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

scoping_details_catalog

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:47b6215e-a808-4dbc-9ea9-a50ebeb96468-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b22162094.i67770083Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011
ils:.b22162094.i67770113Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 12011