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The Resource Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius, Huw J. Davies

Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius, Huw J. Davies

Label
Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius
Title
Wellington's wars
Title remainder
the making of a military genius
Statement of responsibility
Huw J. Davies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, lives on in popular memory as the "Invincible General," loved by his men, admired by his peers, formidable to his opponents. This incisive book revises such a portrait, offering an accurate--and controversial--new analysis of Wellington's remarkable military career. Unlike his nemesis Napoleon, Wellington was by no means a man of innate military talent, Huw J. Davies argues. Instead, the key to Wellington's military success was an exceptionally keen understanding of the relationship between politics and war. Drawing on extensive primary research, Davies discusses Wellington's military apprenticeship in India, where he learned through mistakes as well as successes how to plan campaigns, organize and use intelligence, and negotiate with allies. In India Wellington encountered the constant political machinations of indigenous powers, and it was there that he apprenticed in the crucial skill of balancing conflicting political priorities. In later campaigns and battles, including the Peninsular War and Waterloo, Wellington's genius for strategy, operations, and tactics emerged. For his success in the art of war, he came to rely on his art as a politician and tactician. This strikingly original book shows how Wellington made even unlikely victories possible--with a well-honed political brilliance that underpinned all of his military achievements
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Huw J.
Dewey number
355.0092
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DA68.12.W4
LC item number
D34 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • Great Britain
  • Generals
  • Prime ministers
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Generals
  • Command of troops
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Label
Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius, Huw J. Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The Search for a Strategy: The Defence of Portugal, 1809-1810
  • 6. England's Oldest Ally: The Liberation of Portugal, 1811
  • 7. England's Essential Ally: The Invasion of Spain, 1812
  • 8. 'I Will Beat Them Out, and with Great Ease': The Liberation of Spain and the Invasion of France, 1813-1814
  • 9. Wellington's Waterloo: The Battle for the Balance of Power in Europe, 1814-1815
  • Conclusion: From Sepoy General to Military Statesman
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations and Maps
  • Preface: A Military Genius?
  • 1. An Introduction to War and Politics: Arthur Wellesley in Europe and India, 1794-1799
  • 2. Command Apprenticeship: The Campaign Against Dhoondiah Vagh, 1800
  • 3. Learning the Wrong Lessons: War with the Marathas, 1801-1803
  • 4. From India to the Peninsula: 1804-1808
Control code
801411260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300165401
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 369109
  • 22573/ctt5q7vjf
  • 2e9df21e-b54a-4736-9653-b52475bcec13
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801411260
Label
Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius, Huw J. Davies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The Search for a Strategy: The Defence of Portugal, 1809-1810
  • 6. England's Oldest Ally: The Liberation of Portugal, 1811
  • 7. England's Essential Ally: The Invasion of Spain, 1812
  • 8. 'I Will Beat Them Out, and with Great Ease': The Liberation of Spain and the Invasion of France, 1813-1814
  • 9. Wellington's Waterloo: The Battle for the Balance of Power in Europe, 1814-1815
  • Conclusion: From Sepoy General to Military Statesman
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations and Maps
  • Preface: A Military Genius?
  • 1. An Introduction to War and Politics: Arthur Wellesley in Europe and India, 1794-1799
  • 2. Command Apprenticeship: The Campaign Against Dhoondiah Vagh, 1800
  • 3. Learning the Wrong Lessons: War with the Marathas, 1801-1803
  • 4. From India to the Peninsula: 1804-1808
Control code
801411260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300165401
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 369109
  • 22573/ctt5q7vjf
  • 2e9df21e-b54a-4736-9653-b52475bcec13
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801411260

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