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Gustavus Adolphus Reviews
A fascinating history of an extraordinary figure in history, who deserves to stand with Alexander, Caesar and Napoleon in many respects - but is little known in the English-speaking world. Fighting in one of the bloodiest wars in all of history - the 30 Years War (1618-48)- on the side of the Protestants, when armies habitually slaughtered, raped and pillaged everyone in the path (all in the name of God) culminating in the horror of Magdeburg, Gustavus stand out as the exception, a genuinely goo [...]
This book, first published in 1895, offers the reader an interesting account of the Swedish King, Gustavus Adolphus (1594–1632) and his role as a commander during the Thirty Years' War. The book is illustrated with numerous maps and line drawings, although the maps are a bit hard to read at times but sufficient to get an idea of the movements being described. The book continues past the death of Gustavus Adolphus and the end of the Thirty Years' War to look at his influence upon the great capt [...]
Gustabas Adolphus,: A History of the Art of WarGracias a las mejoras que introdujo tanto en el fusil como en los cañones que le daban ventaja en el campo de batalla, le permitió distinguirse en el combate, facilitando la maniobra de las unidades de infantería y caballería, apoyados por unidades de artillería, obteniendo rapidez en sus maniobras frente a la rigidez de sus iniciales adversarios. Es digno de resaltar su fidelidad al móvil por el qué se involucró en la Guerra de los Treinta [...]
Possibly the weakest entry in Dodge's otherwise superb Great Captains series. The author's religious bigotry skews his judgment in considering the events of the Thirty Years' War and Cromwell's campaign in Ireland. In the second half of this lengthy work, however, Dodge returns to strictly military affairs, and does a much better job analyzing the campaigns of Turenne, Conde, Eugene, and Marlborough.
The father of modern warfare and a highly readable narrative/study of an overlooked period in the art of war.
Massive and intimidating book--don't get put off by the size of the thing. Well worth the read for those who enjoy the evolution of military strategy and tactics.
Pedantic and boring.