Military Leadership in the British Civil Wars, 1642-1651: by Stanley D.M. Carpenter

By Stanley D.M. Carpenter

regardless of the wealth of British Civil Wars reviews, little paintings addresses the character of army management effectiveness when it comes to the eventual end result -parliamentary victory. it truly is now not adequate to credits faith, economics, localism or constitutional options for the end result with no contemplating the function of powerful army management. The learn of human clash illustrates an easy, immutable fact -the most interesting, so much encouraged or stimulated, well-trained, disciplined or skilled strength is sort of like a latest cruise missile. with no powerful counsel, it's not more than a suite of very pricey parts.
For the final army historical past reader, the paintings offers a concise strategic and operational narrative of the British Civil Wars of 1642-51 in northern England and Scotland. For historians, it deals an extra causative reason behind final parliamentary victory. As a examine of powerful army management, it proposes, via a case learn research according to a framework of features and behaviour of particular commanders from the wildly winning to the abysmal failure, a version of powerful army management for current and successive generations of army, naval and air officials in any respect degrees of command.

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