Frederick the Great : A Military History

Frederick the Great : A Military History Frederick the Great is one of history's most important leaders Famed for his military successes and domestic reforms his campaigns were a watershed in the history of Europe - securing Prussia's place as a continental power and inaugurating a new pattern of total war that was to endure until 1916 However much myth surrounds this enigmatic man - his personality and his role as politician warrior and king Showalter's cleverly written book provides a refreshing multi-dimensional depiction of Frederick the Great and an objective detailed reappraisal of his military political and social achievementsEarly chapters set the scene with an excellent summary of 18th century Europe - The Age of Reason; an analysis of the character composition and operating procedures of the Prussian army; and explore Frederick's personality as a young man Later chapters examine his stunning victories at Rossbach and Leuthen his defeats at Prague and Kolin and Prussia's emergence as a key European powerWritten with style and pace this book offers brilliant insights into the political and military history of the 18th century and one of history's most famous rulers
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