The Resource Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius, Huw J. Davies

Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius, Huw J. Davies

Label
Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius
Title
Wellington's wars
Title remainder
the making of a military genius
Statement of responsibility
Huw J. Davies
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, lives on in popular memory as the "Invincible General," loved by his men, admired by his peers, formidable to his opponents. This incisive book revises such a portrait, offering an accurate - and controversial - new analysis of Wellington's remarkable military career. Unlike his nemesis Napoleon, Wellington was by no means a man of innate military talent, Huw J. Davies argues. Instead, the key to Wellington's military success was an exceptionally keen understanding of the relationship between politics and war. Drawing on extensive primary research, Davies discusses Wellington's military apprenticeship in India, where he learned through mistakes as well as successes how to plan campaigns, organize and use intelligence, and negotiate with allies. In India Wellington encountered the constant political machinations of indigenous powers, and it was there that he apprenticed in the crucial skill of balancing conflicting political priorities. In later campaigns and battles, including the Peninsular War and Waterloo, Wellington's genius for strategy, operations, and tactics emerged. For his success in the art of war, he came to rely on his art as a politician and tactician. This strikingly original book shows how Wellington made even unlikely victories possible - with a well-honed political brilliance that underpinned all of his military achievements
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Huw J.
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA68.12.W4
LC item number
D34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • Great Britain
  • Generals
  • Prime ministers
Label
Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius, Huw J. Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : a military genius? -- An introduction to war and politics : Arthur Wellesley in Europe and India, 1794-1799 -- Command apprenticeship : the campaign against Dhoondiah Vagh, 1800 -- Learning the wrong lessons : war with the Marathas, 1801-1803 -- From India to the Peninsula : 1804-1808 -- The search for a strategy : the defence of Portugal, 1809-1810 -- England's oldest ally : the liberation of Portugal, 1811 -- England's essential ally : the invasion of Spain, 1812 -- 'I will beat them out, and with great ease' : the liberation of Spain and the invasion of France, 1813-1814 -- Wellington's Waterloo : the battle for the balance of power in Europe, 1814-1815 -- Conclusion : from sepoy general to military statesman
Control code
ocn756377679
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780300164176
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)756377679
Label
Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius, Huw J. Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : a military genius? -- An introduction to war and politics : Arthur Wellesley in Europe and India, 1794-1799 -- Command apprenticeship : the campaign against Dhoondiah Vagh, 1800 -- Learning the wrong lessons : war with the Marathas, 1801-1803 -- From India to the Peninsula : 1804-1808 -- The search for a strategy : the defence of Portugal, 1809-1810 -- England's oldest ally : the liberation of Portugal, 1811 -- England's essential ally : the invasion of Spain, 1812 -- 'I will beat them out, and with great ease' : the liberation of Spain and the invasion of France, 1813-1814 -- Wellington's Waterloo : the battle for the balance of power in Europe, 1814-1815 -- Conclusion : from sepoy general to military statesman
Control code
ocn756377679
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780300164176
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)756377679

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