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By Spencer C. Tucker

ISBN-10: 1598847589

ISBN-13: 9781598847581

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 leading edge and favourite people who have led armies to victory on battlefields worldwide. The large assurance levels from army leaders from the traditional international to the current day, together with political figures who directed struggle efforts and those that have been chargeable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past supplying real information regarding each one individual's existence to delve into the larger old context and influence on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army historical past. The presentation of knowledge is designed to permit readers to either notice the sluggish evolution of battle over the years and obviously understand the variations in strategies utilized by generals with various army assets at their disposal.

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In 39 or 38 BCE, Octavian appointed Agrippa governor of Transalpine Gaul, where in 38 he put down an uprising of the Aquitanians. Agrippa also fought the Germanic tribes and was the second Roman general after Caesar to cross the Rhine. Recalled to Rome as consul by Octavian in 37 after the latter’s defeat by Sextus in a naval battle, Agrippa built a new fleet at Naples and trained the men in a safe harbor complex he had created nearby (37–36 BCE). He also introduced technological changes to include larger ships and an improved grappling hook.

Algiers: Entreprise algérienne de presse, 1984. Abd el-Krim al-Khattabi, Muhammad ibn (1882–1963) Moroccan Berber leader and religious scholar, known as “The Wolf of the Rif,” who led a liberation movement against French and Spanish rule in Morocco. Born in Ajdir, Morocco, in 1882, the son of a qadi (caid, local administrator) of the Aith Yusuf clan of the Aith Uriaghel (Waryaghar) tribe, Muhammad ibn Abd el-Krim al-Khattabi received a traditional Muslim as well as Spanish education. Fluent in Spanish, he became a secretary in the Bureau of Native Affairs in the protectorate government.

Attacked by forces under Stilicho, Alaric and his army were apparently trapped, but Stilicho’s overconfidence allowed Alaric and most of his force to escape. They then made their way by sea to Epirus. Alaric invaded Italy across the Jurian Alps in October 401 and besieged the Emperor Flavius Honorius of the western empire at Milan (February–April 402). Defeated at Pollentia in Piedmont by Stilicho (April 6, 402), Alaric left Italy but returned the next year and was defeated again by Stilicho near Verona (June 403), whereupon Alaric once more withdrew from Italy.

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