Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant

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Wordsworth Editions, 1998 - History - 336 pages
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This text covers Caesar's rise to power, and deals in detail with his campaign in Gaul. It follows his career from then until his death, through the conflict with Pompey and the futile Alexandrian campaign. The tactics and strategy of Caesar's wars are related to their political and diplomatic matrix, and through his conduct as a general, much of his character is revealed. Fuller concludes that Caesar was no innovator in the art of war, but that his great gift was for dash - frequently extracting himself from an apparently impossible position by the speed and impetus of his response. But frequently the position was due in the first place to Caesar's own error.

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999 Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant, by Major-General J. F. C. Fuller (read 23 Feb 1969) After I read this book and Natthias Gelzer's book on Caesar I said: It is amazing to me how little I ... Read full review

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Good review of Caesar. But a lot is just copied from Caesar, not much in the way of insight. Read full review

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J. F. C. Fuller was one of the most important and original military thinkers of the twentieth century. He served as a lieutenant in Britain's Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare that were later put to use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include "A Military History of the Western World" (3 volumes) and "The Generalship of Alexander the Great,

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