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ISBN: 0062700154
Author: Trevor N. Dupuy,Curt Johnson,David L. Bongard
Language: English
Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (April 1, 1992)
Pages: 834
Category: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Subcategory: Reference
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The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (. ISBN 978-0-06270-015-5) was written by Trevor N. Dupuy, Curt Johnson and David Bongard, and was issued in 1992 by HarperCollins Publishers.

The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (. It contains more than three thousand short biographies of military figures from ancient times to 1990.

This description fits the Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography. It does not cover every military leader in history, but 3,000 is a good start. And the authors should not be criticized for including a large number of American entries because this is their speciality. Both were army officers and military historians.

This book offers a compilation of biographies of the world's leading soldiers, sailors and airmen, from earliest times right up to the Gulf . Trevor N. Dupuy (Author), Curt Johnson (Author), David L. Bongard (Author) & 0 more.

This book offers a compilation of biographies of the world's leading soldiers, sailors and airmen, from earliest times right up to the Gulf War. From Agrippa to Zhukov via Cromwell.

Trevor N. Dupuy, Curt Johnson. Be the first to ask a question about The Harper Encyclopedia Of Military Biography. It is as a military historian and a theorist that Trevor Dupuy would make a lasting mark on the world. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He is perhaps best known for his massive book The Encyclopedia Of Military History (co-written, like many of his books, with his father R. Ernest Dupuy). Starting from the beginning of history and going up the present day the book tries to cover all the major (and minor) military conflicts in world history.

Dupuy's Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography. Published by Thriftbooks. I have studied Military History for quite some time, and have always wanted a "quick reference" book for each figure in history

Dupuy's Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography. com User, 18 years ago. One thing about it, this book and "maybe" another one would replace all those biographies that take up too much room on one's bookshelf (especially mine). I have studied Military History for quite some time, and have always wanted a "quick reference" book for each figure in history. A lot of times, I will be watching a movie, and they will mention "General whoever" or another figure, and I jump up, grab this book, and read a brief history on the person involved. This book is excellent in that respect.

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Bibliographic Details. Title: The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography. This work incorporates profiles of aproximately 3000 of the world's principal military leaders from antiquity to the present. Publisher: Castle Books, New York, New York, . Publication Date: 1995. The entries, arranged alphabetically, include the subject's birth and death dates, the governments she or he served, and a list of the principal wars and battles in which she or he participated. Most references also include a narrative from 200-1000 words of the subject's life, a brief analysis of achievements and capacities; and a brief bibliography.

Offers profiles of three thousand military leaders from Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Rommel, Patton, and Schwarzkopf

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NiceOne
good reference use it all the time.
Ttexav
A standard work is one that one consults as a first step. The information has to be factual and the judgements balanced and mature. This description fits the Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography. It does not cover every military leader in history, but 3,000 is a good start. And the authors should not be criticized for including a large number of American entries because this is their speciality.

Some readers may want to compare this volume to John Keegan's Who's Who in Military History 1453 to the Present Day. Keegan does not cover military leaders from antiquity such as Alexander the Great because the starting point is 1453 (the fall of Constantinople). Keegan has fewer entries (a few hundred compared to 3,000), no list of battles fought and no bibliography. Many would choose the Dupuy book for more astute evaluations. The Keegan book, however, is highly readable with a picture on every second page. Trevor N. Dupuy (1916- 1995) was best known for the Harper Encyclopedia of Military History From 3500 BC to the Present, (4th edition, 1993) which he collaborated with his father, R. Ernest Dupuy (1887- 1975). Both were army officers and military historians.
Bine
This reasonably-priced volume provides a good starting place in referencing military leaders. Included in each entry is a listing of principle wars involved in, a brief service narrative, and a summary of how each leader is traditionally viewed by scholars. Also, there are a few main sources after each bibliographic entry.
Though not comprehensive in overall content, it is well worth it to keep this volume at hand.
Steep
I cannot agree more with the above people. This book provides an incredible amount of information on each person and is an invaluable reference for any military historian. However as i was reading it, I discovered that several individuals were not included. After some research, I disovered a large number of soldier/statesmen who I felt deserved some mention, if anything to see their treatment in a work like this. I understand size restraints and readers may agree or not with my list, but that is what reviews are all about. I have grouped them in the following categories:

1. HOW COULD YOU MISSED THEM?

Alfred the Great, Attila, Bismark, Charles Martel,Cyrus the Great, DeGaulle, Epaminondas of Thebes, Robert Bruce, Tito.

2. IF YOU INCLUDED (FILL IN BLANK) WHY NOT:

English Admirals: Drake, Forbisher,

German Generals: Hans Hube, Spaatz.

French Warrior Kings: Francis I, Louis IX (St Louis).

US Generals: Simon Buckner, Terry Allen, Jubal Early, Gavin, Dupuy, Starry, Vuono, Fred Franks, Lew Wallace, John Buford.

English Warrior Kings: George II, Henry I.

British Generals: Richard O'Connor (N. Africa, WWII)

WHILE WE'RE AT IT, WHY NOT:

John Graham Montrose, Archibald Campbell Argyll, Henry (Hotspur) Percy, Charles Edward Stuart, Ealdorman Brintnoth (Maldon 991), Canute, Brian Boru, William Marshall, Robert Guiscard, Harold Godwinson, Harald Hardrada, El Cid, Boudicca, historical King Arthur (Mt Badon), Godfrey de Buillon, Raymond of Toulouse, Bohemond of Taranto, Charles the Bold of Burgundy, Sigismund (Holy Roman Emperor), Henry IV (ditto), Henry the Lion, Toktamish (Golden Hoard), Subutai, Theodoric of the Visigoths (Chalons), Ramses II, Antigonus, Mithrades of Pontus, Seleucus, Titus, Joshua Chamberlain, Marshall William von Roggendorf (Seige of Vienna)and why not any Biblical leaders (Joab for instance).

One nitpick; Ambrose Burnside was a good division commander and was not ready for higher command. He was however, a brilliant innovator. His amphibious operations along the east coast were very successful and his plan for the Crater operation would of succeeded if his superiors didn't replace his black unit, trained to exploit the detonation, with an inexperienced white unit.
Danrad
The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography is a useful reference tool profiling 3,000 great military leaders from ancient times to the present. The following information is provided for each biographical entry: dates of birth and death (if known), nationality, rank or title, principal wars, nickname (if applicable), overview of the subject's life, and an evaluation of the leader's abilities and achievements. For most entries there is a list of books one can read for more information about the leader. While I have not read this book cover-to-cover I have referred to it many times as I have taught my American history students the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. If you are a student or teacher of military history then this book needs to be on your shelf. Highly recommended.
Chi
I have studied Military History for quite some time, and have always wanted a "quick reference" book for each figure in history. A lot of times, I will be watching a movie, and they will mention "General whoever" or another figure, and I jump up, grab this book, and read a brief history on the person involved.
This book is excellent in that respect. Do not buy this book for an in depth look at different personalities of military history. However, for a quick reference, this book cannot be beat. It is quite extensive, and seems to be unbiased in it's opinions of the people involved.

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