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A great essay on the greatest generals!,
This review is from: Great Military Commanders: Marlborough, Wellington and Slim (Kindle Edition)
For his new book Saul David discusses three great British Generals. The authors employs Clausewitz's most admired qualities in a field commander in order to judge these men: intuition; the intellectual ability to process large amounts of information quickly; moral courage; determination; a balanced temperament; an understanding of humanity; and, finally, the posession of coup d'eoil, the ability to recognize the decisive moment in a battle and to act accordingly.
So who does Saul believe to be the greatest? In some ways the answer is secondary to the debate, for this is one of the most enthralling and well written essays on military history I have ever come across. Saul David has a clear mastery of his material. I am now looking forward to reading his book on the history of the British Army.