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Subotai the Valiant: Genghis Khan's Greatest General (Hardback)
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Subotai the Valiant: Genghis Khan's Greatest General (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 30/06/2004
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This book tells the story of Subotai the Valiant, one of the greatest generals in military history, surely the equal of Hannibal and Scipio in tactical brilliance and ranking right along with both Alexander and Caesar as a strategist. Subotai commanded armies whose size, scale, and scope of operations surpassed all of the commanders of the ancient world. Under his direction and command, Mongol armies moved faster, over greater distances, and with a greater scope of maneuver than any army had ever done before. His legacy lives to the present day, for much of the theory and practice of modern military operations was first used by Subotai. The modern emphasis on speed, maneuver, surprise, envelopment, the rear battle, the deep battle, concentration of firepower, and the battle of annihilation all emerged as tactical skills first practiced by this great Mongol general. Subotai died at age 73, by which time he had conquered 32 nations and won 65 pitched battles, as the Muslim historians tell us. For 60 of those years, Subotai lived as Mongol soldier, first as a lowly private who kept the tent door of Genghis himself, rising to be the most brilliant and trusted of Genghis Khan's generals. When Genghis died, Subotai continued to be the moving force of the Mongol army under his successors. It was Subotai who planned and participated in the Mongol victories against Korea, China, Persia, and Russia. It was Subotai's conquest of Hungary that destroyed every major army between the Mongols and the threshold of Europe. Had the great Khan not died, it is likely that Subotai would have destroyed Europe itself.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275975821
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 242 x 155 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[C]overs an immense scene and yields an extraordinary amount of knowledge and wisdom....[p]rovides an extraordinarily fine description of the structure of the Mongol army....Every officer who has command over other officers should hasten to purchase a copy of this extraordinary book."-The Journal of Military History
"Subotai the Valiant is a fascinating book on a subject long negelected by military historians."-Daily News Bowling Green-Kentucky
"�C�overs an immense scene and yields an extraordinary amount of knowledge and wisdom....�p�rovides an extraordinarily fine description of the structure of the Mongol army....Every officer who has command over other officers should hasten to purchase a copy of this extraordinary book."-The Journal of Military History
?Subotai the Valiant is a fascinating book on a subject long negelected by military historians.?-Daily News Bowling Green-Kentucky
?This product of a prolific writer of popular military history and biographies is essentially a very readable biography of a great Mongol general, intended for general readers....[t]he first and only book-length biography published in the West on the great Mongol general....Public libraries.?-Choice
?[C]overs an immense scene and yields an extraordinary amount of knowledge and wisdom....[p]rovides an extraordinarily fine description of the structure of the Mongol army....Every officer who has command over other officers should hasten to purchase a copy of this extraordinary book.?-The Journal of Military History
"This product of a prolific writer of popular military history and biographies is essentially a very readable biography of a great Mongol general, intended for general readers....[t]he first and only book-length biography published in the West on the great Mongol general....Public libraries."-Choice
"Gabriel's book, the first biography of the great Mongol general, Subotai, is delightfully well-written, comprehensive, and full of information equally interesting to the general reader, the historian, and the military professional. The book fills a large gap in the field of military biography, and the section on the Mongol legacy of war will be of particular value to military officers."-Reuven Gal, Director, Carmel Institute for Social Studies and author of The Israeli Soldier

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