9780385720595

The Soul of Battle

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    9780385720595

  • ISBN10:

    0385720599

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2001-04-17
  • Publisher: Anchor
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Summary

Victor David Hanson, author of the highly regarded classicThe Western Way of War, presents an audacious and controversial theory of what contributes to the success of military campaigns. Examining in riveting detail the campaigns of three brilliant generals who led largely untrained forces to victory over tyrannical enemies, Hanson shows how the moral confidence with which these generals imbued their troops may have been as significant as any military strategy they utilized. Theban general Epaminondas marched an army of farmers two hundred miles to defeat their Spartan overlords and forever change the complexion of Ancient Greece. William Tecumseh Sherman led his motley army across the South, ravaging the landscape and demoralizing the citizens in the defense of right. And George S. Patton commanded the recently formed Third Army against the German forces in the West, nearly completing the task before his superiors called a halt. Intelligent and dramatic,The Soul of Battleis narrative history at it's best and a work of great moral conviction.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
xiii
Prologue 1(16)
PART I VEOMEN OF THEBES
EPAMINONDAS'S DESCENT INTO THE PELOPONNESE WINTER-SPRING, 370--369 B.C.
``The Dancing Floor of War''
17(6)
``The Boeotian Pig''
23(12)
``The Fairest and Most Level Ground''
35(9)
``The Thebans Are Mightier in War''
44(8)
``Princeps Graeciae''
52(10)
``An Altogether Cruel and Bitter Condition''
62(10)
``An Unravaged and Inviolate Land''
72(23)
``Nature Has Made No Man a Slave''
95(10)
``And All of Greece Became Independent and Free''
105(18)
PART II THE ARMY OF THE WEST
SHERMAN'S MARCH TO THE SEA NOVEMBER 16--DECEMBER 21, 1864
The Python's Parade
123(8)
Washington, D.C., May 24, 1865
The Idea
131(17)
Atlanta, Georgia, November 16, 1864
The Soul of an Army
148(21)
Madison, Georgia, November 20, 1864
Where Is the Enemy?
169(19)
Griswoldville, Georgia, November 22, 1864
An Apartheid Society
188(24)
Milledgeville, Georgia, November 24, 1864
Uncle Billy
212(20)
Millen Georgia, December 3, 1864
The End and the Beginning
232(31)
Savannah, Georgia, December 21, 1864
PART III THE THIRD ARMY
PATTON'S RACE INTO GERMANY AUGUST 1, 1944-MAY 8, 1945
American Ajax
263(24)
Heidelberg, Germany, December 11, 1945
The Patton Way of War
287(18)
The Rhine River, Germany, March 22, 1945
A Deadly Enemy
305(24)
The Ardennes, Belgium, December 22, 1944
A Cog in the Wheel?
329(17)
The Lorraine, France, August 29, 1944
Ideological Warriors
346(21)
The Seine River, France, August 19, 1944
The Labyrinth of Slavery
367(23)
Argentan, France, August 12, 1944
A Different Idea
390(15)
Knutsford, England, February 3, 1944
Epilogue: The End of the Democratic Marches? 405(8)
Glossary 413(4)
Acknowledgments 417(2)
Notes 419(44)
Bibliography 463(6)
Index 469

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