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Marlborough John William Fortescue

Marlborough

John William Fortescue

Published May 5th 2015
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Kindle Edition
178 pages
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“A masterpiece of military history, this is the concise biography of arguably Englands greatest General by arguably Britains greatest military historian. Fortescues Marlborough is less of a hagiography than the huge two volume life byMore“A masterpiece of military history, this is the concise biography of arguably Englands greatest General by arguably Britains greatest military historian. Fortescues Marlborough is less of a hagiography than the huge two volume life by Marlboroughs great descandent, Winston Churchill, but is a marvellous read for all that. Briskly taking in the story of the political machinations in Britain which often bedevilled the Dukes brilliance in battle, Fortescues focus is firmly on the field of conflict. His accounts of the Dukes four great victories - Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet - as well as his sieges and lesser actions, is magnificent. A master of military history writing about a master of the art of war itself - this book, like Marlborough himself, cannot be beaten.”-Print ed.