Three Iconic Generals, One Holistic Theory

Q: What do Wellington, Spinola and Petraeus have in common and what can they teach us about war?

A: Each man commanded civilian and military forces and achieved a holistic command of war.

‘This book has been derived from a doctoral thesis and contains some original thought in defining the concept of the holistic command of war. The text reads well and includes all of the supportive appendices and footnotes that the reader would expect. This form of book by a military professional is rare and highly informative, to satisfy both professionals and military enthusiasts. Most Highly Recommended – FIRE Reviews’

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‘this book will be a welcome addition to the genre and will take its rightful place on the shelves of the Hobson Library at JSCSC’ – Army Rumour Services

‘This form of book by a military professional is rare and highly informative, to satisfy both professionals and military enthusiasts. The demanding and fascinating new military world makes holistic command essential and this study makes absorbing reading. Most Highly Recommended.’ – FireTrench

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