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By Spencer C. Tucker

From Alexander the nice 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 well known people who have led armies to victory on battlefields world wide. The huge insurance levels from army leaders from the traditional global to the current day, together with political figures who directed warfare efforts and those that have been liable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past delivering real information regarding every one individual's existence to delve into the better old context and effect on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army heritage. The presentation of knowledge is designed to allow readers to either realize the slow evolution of struggle over the years and obviously understand the variations in strategies utilized by generals with various army assets at their disposal.

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As a consequence of the battle, Shah Abbas secured Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Baghdad, Mosul, and Diarbekh. In 1613 Abbas sent an army into Georgia to force it to acknowledge his suzerainty. Because the Ottomans considered Georgia within their sphere of influence, the Safavid occupation led to renewed war between the two empires in 1616. The Ottomans invaded Armenia with a large army and laid siege to its largest city, Yerevan (Erevan), but were forced to raise the siege in the winter of 1616–1617, suffering major casualties from both the cold and the Safavid forces.

Some of my selections experienced failure, such as Achille François Bazaine and George Armstrong Custer. Not all led troops in battle, for I have included prominent national leaders such as Adolf Hitler, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ho Chi Minh. I have also included those removed from the battlefield, such as prominent military reformers and administrators Jean Baptiste Colbert, Count Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst, and François-Michel Le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, but also military theorists, such as Sunzi, Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz, and Alfred Thayer Mahan, and logisticians and engineers, such as Wilhelm Groener and Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban.

Chah ‘Abbas I: Sa vie, son histoire. Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1932. Eskander Beg Monshi. History of Shah Abbas the Great. 2 vols. Translated by Roger M. Savory. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1978. , and Y. Bomati. Shah Abbas, empereur de Perse (1587–1629). Paris: Perrin, 1998. Newman, Andrew J. Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire. London: I. B. Tauris, 2006. Savory, Roger. Iran under the Safavids. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Abd al-Qadir (1808–1883) Algerian political and military leader and Muslim scholar.

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