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GENERALS AND GENERALSHIP by General Sir Archibald Wavell



Pub Date: June 3rd, 1941
ISBN: 116867848X
Publisher: Macmillan

Limited appeal for this slim book containing three lectures delivered by the general who has made himself famous in north Africa -- lectures on the basic principles of great generalship, delivered at Trinity, Cambridge, in 1939. The general as administrator, as leader of men, as tactician -- illustrated from other careers than his own. It is in their fitness to his own career that this presentation has importance beyond what was indicated at the time the lectures were delivered. Wavell's modesty prevents his taking his own success as a model.