By Spencer C. Tucker
From Alexander the good and Attila the Hun to Ho Chi Minh and Colin Powell, 500 nice army Leaders presents readers with perception into the main leading edge and sought after people who have led armies to victory on battlefields worldwide. The huge insurance levels from army leaders from the traditional international to the current day, together with political figures who directed conflict efforts and those that have been chargeable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past supplying genuine information regarding every one individual's lifestyles to delve into the larger old context and effect on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army background. The presentation of knowledge is designed to allow 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.
The entries contain not just details at the individual's existence and...
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Alba, Fernando Álvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, Third Duke of (1507–1582) Spanish general and governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1567–1573). Fernando Álvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, third Duke of Alba (Alva), was born on October 29, 1507, into one of the prominent families in Spain. Destined for a military career by education and training, he first earned recognition in the Battle of Pavia (February 24, 1525). Selected by Holy Roman emperor Charles V for military command, Alba took part in the Siege of Tunis in 1535 and then successfully defended Perpignan in the Pyrenees against the French.
His forces were defeated by the French under Général de Division Thomas Robert Bugeaud at Sikkah on July 6, 1836. On June 1, 1837, Abd al-Qadir concluded with Bugeaud the Treaty of Tafna. Under its terms, Abd al-Qadir recognized French sovereignty in Oran and Algiers, while he was recognized as controlling perhaps two-thirds of the country (chiefly the interior). Although the treaty was justified by the situation on the ground, there was great opposition to it in France and much criticism of Bugeaud as having sold out French interests.
S. Navy officer, distinguished educator as headmaster of The Hill School, and cherished friend About the Editor Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, has been senior fellow in military history at ABC-CLIO since 2003. He is the author or editor of 50 books and encyclopedias, many of which have won prestigious awards. Tucker’s last academic position before his retirement from teaching was the John Biggs Chair in Military History at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. S. Army captain, an intelligence analyst in the Pentagon.
500 Great Military Leaders, 2 Volumes by Spencer C. Tucker