History of the Art of War: Gustavus Adolphus - Theodore Ayrault Dodge

History of the Art of War: Gustavus Adolphus

By Theodore Ayrault Dodge

  • Release Date: 2014-05-23
  • Genre: Europe


Every nation, in gazing at the glories which surround its victories and its heroes, is apt to lose sight of the comparative standing of the latter. To the Prussian, Frederick the Only stands out unequaled; to the Scandinavian, Gustavus; to the Frenchman, Napoleon; to the Austrian, Prince Eugene or the Archduke Charles; to the Englishman, Marlborough or Wellington. It is only when each of these generals is grouped with the others on the theatre of war where he played his part, that one can properly gauge his place among the captains… 
Gustavus Adolphus: A History of the Art of War from Its Revival After the Middle Ages to the End of the Spanish Succession War, With a Detailed Account of the Campaigns of the Great Swede, and of the Most Famous Campaigns of Turenne, Condé, Eugene and Marlborough.