Author(s): Mark Urban
From the best-selling author of Rifles, the bold and remarkable lives - and battles - of ten of Britain's greatest generals.
Mark Urban tells the story of ten exceptional soldiers who left their mark on Britain and the world. Some - including Wellington, Kitchener and Montgomery - are names etched in the national mythology. Others are obscure figures whose achievements or failures may have had consequences quite different to those they had intended, from the creation of the United States of America to the invention of Blitzkreig. But all ten of these generals revealed either a brilliant ability or a fatal flaw.
The story of whether they succeeded or failed depended largely on their ability to work within Britain's Parliamentary democracy and against opponents who had the advantages lent by their autocratic regimes.