Masters of War



Who were the men and women behind history’s most fascinating and famous wars? This military history book reveals it all.

Packed with profiles of influential leaders, famous wars and information on weapons and clothing, this military book captivates the imagination of military buffs young and old.

Explore war throughout history. The pages of this intriguing military biography look at the leaders of past wars, who they were and what made them great. It includes:

– In-depth profiles of key military personnel with a portrait, timeline of achievements, and key artefacts
– Items associated with a soldier, battle, or army – such as uniforms, personal effects, armour and weapons, and medals – all represented in photographic catalogues
– Striking double-page paintings and photographs presented to showcase key battles
– Detailed photography of weapons and clothing, archive images and clear text

The guide to military history features more than 100 key war generals and military leaders from Alexander the Great and Charlemagne Ghenghis Khan to Ulysses Grant and Winston Churchill. Masters of War takes you on a journey through military history and the people behind the battles – starting in ancient Egypt through to the middle ages and featuring modern wars like World War I and II, Vietnam War, and conflicts in the Middle East.

Biographies reveal the details of each leader’s life and achievements, while paintings, photographs, and artefacts bring their stories to life. The visual military guide also features the uniforms and equipment of soldiers throughout history. Each object is accompanied by a short description of its importance, from the swords and spears of early warfare to the guns and uniforms of the modern era.

ISBN: 9780241529751

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Explore the lives and achievements of history’s most important military figures with this illustrated guide to military men and women. Featuring more than 100 key generals and military leaders from Alexander the Great to Winston Churchill, ‘Masters of War’ takes you on a visual chronological journey of military history and the people behind the battles that have shaped it, starting in ancient Egypt and coming up to date with World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, and conflicts in the Middle East. Profiles include Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, Genghis Khan, Oliver Cromwell, Napoleon, Horatio Nelson, Otto von Bismarck, Simon Bolivar, Ulysses Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Mao Zedong, and many more.

Additional information

Weight2.184 kg
Dimensions30.8 × 26 × 3 cm










355.009 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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