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From Alexander the good and Attila the Hun to Ho Chi Minh and Colin Powell, 500 nice army Leaders offers readers with perception into the main cutting edge and fashionable people who have led armies to victory on battlefields worldwide. The vast assurance levels from army leaders from the traditional international to the current day, together with political figures who directed conflict efforts and people who have been liable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past delivering real information regarding each one individual's existence to delve into the higher old context and impression on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army heritage. The presentation of data is designed to permit readers to either discover the sluggish evolution of war through the years and obviously understand the variations in strategies utilized by generals with various army assets at their disposal.

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Abd al-Qadir, also known as Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri (Abd al-Qadir the Algerian), Abd-el-Kader, and Add-al-Kadir, is also known by the titles of emir, prince, and sheikh. Abd al-Qadir was born near the town of Mascara near Oran in northwestern Algeria on September 6, 1808 (sometimes given simply as 1807 or 1808). His father was a sheikh in the Qadiri Rafai Sufi order of Islam and a Berber who claimed descent from Prophet Muhammad. As a youth, Abd al-Qadir memorized the Qur’an (Koran) and received an excellent education.

Zhao Chongguo (137–52 BCE) Zheng He (1371–1433) Zhu De (1886–1976) Zhu Yuanzhang (1328–1398) Zhukov, Georgi Konstantinovich (1896–1974) Žižka, Jan (ca. 1376–1424) Zrínyi, Miklós (1508–1566) Preface Selecting the 500 most important/noteworthy individuals in military history is no easy task. Some choices, such as Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte, came easily, but the second tier proved very difficult. Individuals who appear important to one historian do not to another. Some of my selections experienced failure, such as Achille François Bazaine and George Armstrong Custer.

As chief of staff of the army during 1972–1974, Abrams played a major role in rebuilding the army. S. Army chief of staff. In this position he set about dealing with the myriad problems as a consequence of the Vietnam War, concentrating on readiness and on the well-being of the soldiers. , on September 4, 1974. However, before his death he had set a course of reform and rebuilding of the army that reached fruition in the Persian Gulf War (1991). Lewis Sorley Further Reading Davidson, Phillip B.

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