The Generalship of Alexander the Great
“Of all General Fuller’s brilliant books, this is the masterpiece.”—B. H. Liddell Hart
“A thrilling portrayal of Alexander’s military career and genius.”—American Historical Review
In his brief and meteoric life (356-323 B.C.), the greatest of all conquerors redirected the course of world history. Here, General J. F. C. Fuller, one of the premier military historians of the twentieth century, vividly portrays the astonishing successes of Alexander the Great, focusing on his brilliant battle strategies and his political savvy.
The first half of the book, “The Record,” describes—in Fuller’s trademark concise and gripping style—Alexander’s character and training, the structure of his army, and the geography of the world that determined the strategy of conquest. “The Analysis” dissects the great battles, from Granicus to Hydaspes, and concludes with two chapters on Alexander’s statesmanship.
In clear, spirited prose. Fuller illuminates the many facets of Alexander’s genius and the enduring legacy of his empire.