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In 1944 U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Leslie J. McNair was accidentally killed by USAAF bombers that dropped their bombs short of the target, thus becoming the highest-ranking American casualty of World War II. Union Gen. Daniel Sickels was the first person to be successfully acquitted of murder by pleading temporary insanity after he shot and killed the son of “Star-Spangled Banner” composer Francis Scott Key in cold blood. Ten years before Custers infamous last stand, U.S. cavalry Capt. William J. Fetterman disobeyed orders and led his eighty-man detachment in pursuit of a band of Sioux Indians. Neither he nor his men returned. In the United States, Benedict Arnolds name is synonymous with treason, but in Russia Andrei Vlasov holds that dubious distinction. After being captured by the Germans during World War II, he led an army of former Soviet POWs against the Red Army. Famous men of the arts and letters, such as Maurice Chevalier and Jean-Paul Sartre, openly collaborated with the Axis during World War II yet managed to escape punishment after the war. Entertainer Martha Raye was so beloved by the troops that she earned an honorary commission as “Colonel Maggie” and was allowed to be buried in Fort Braggs military cemetery. James Bond creator Ian Fleming graduated from Sandhurst and was a naval intelligence officer in World War II. During the Thirty Years War, Count Tilly lost control of his troops after capturing Magdeburg. After three days of looting, they had killed 25,000 of the citys 30,000 inhabitants. Military History's Most Wanted™ chronicles 700 of the most outlandish commanders, battles, and accomplishments in military history. Its seventy lists include warfare's top ten winners, losers, traitors, entertainers, war novels, and movies. Military historians, buffs, and enthusiasts will enjoy this often irreverent and controversial look at the profession of arms.

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Seventy-nine "top ten" lists present information on military history that range from battles of great import to events of near complete triviality. The lists are organized under subject headings of personalities, battles and maneuvers, literature and entertainment, and miscellaneous. Among the information presented are lists of incompetent commanders, commanders that graduated from Ivy League institutions, decisive land and sea battles, mutinies, war movies, military music, military myths, and battle crys.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This volume chronicles 700 of the most outlandish commanders, battles, and accomplishments in military history, from ancient to present times and from all around the globe. Its 70 lists include warfare's top ten winners, losers, traitors, entertainers, war novels and movies.

Synopsis:

Delivers little-known facts and clever commentary on the people, the battles, and the wars, the literature and the media, and miscellaneous facts from ancient times to the present

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of warfare through the ages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574885095
Author:
Brooks, M. Evan
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Author:
Brooks, M. Evan
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Naval history
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Military history
Subject:
Admirals
Subject:
Military biography
Subject:
Naval biography.
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Brassey's Most Wanted Series
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 0.81 lb

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Product details 288 pages Brassey's Inc - English 9781574885095 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This volume chronicles 700 of the most outlandish commanders, battles, and accomplishments in military history, from ancient to present times and from all around the globe. Its 70 lists include warfare's top ten winners, losers, traitors, entertainers, war novels and movies.
"Synopsis" by , Delivers little-known facts and clever commentary on the people, the battles, and the wars, the literature and the media, and miscellaneous facts from ancient times to the present
"Synopsis" by , The good, the bad, and the ugly of warfare through the ages.
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