Seymour, William. Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson.
Title BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?
Publisher Bramhall House, New York, 1988.
Seller ID 23704
338 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517665565 76 b&w maps, battle plans. "Now you can match wits with the legendary military leaders whose decisions became history. This ingenious book recreates the decisive moments in ten of the greatest battles and campaigns the world has ever seen - and gives the reader the commander's role. Meet the challenges of military leadership faced by men such as Henry V, Oliver Cromwell, Benedict Arnold, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ro b e r t E . Lee, Jeb Stuart, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, and many others. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the American Revolution and Waterloo, from the Civil War battlefields of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg to the struggle f or G az a i n 19 17, and the Allied breakout from the Anzio beachhead in Italy during World War II, these are critical strategic turning points where you can choose the next move. (The book) lays out the opposing forces in comprehensive maps and o rde rs of ba tt le , r evealing the historical backgrounds, the terrain and armaments, the personalities, and the weaknesses of the leaders of both sides - then pauses at crucial stages to explain the options open to each commander. The problems fa cing ge ner als at wa r ar e presented with realism and detail. Here is Wellington at Waterloo, choosing whether to attack Napoleon's underprotected right flank; here is Lee at Chancellorsville, weighing the merits of the aggressive battle plan offer ed b y hi s fr iend and fell ow general, Stonewall Jackson. To enter these pages is to marshal famous armies and to become, for the moment, the master of their fates." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, several pages with tin y crea se at bott om co rner, ligh t wrin kling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny light stains on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge browning. Very Good/V ery Go od