Heroes & villains: inside the minds of the greatest warriors in history

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2009.
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English
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In the history of warfare, an elite group of men have attained legendary status through their courage, ambition, and unrivaled military genius. But many of these same men possessed deep personal character flaws. In Heroes and Villains acclaimed historian Frank McLynn focuses on six of the most powerful and magnetic leaders of all time: Spartacus, Attila the Hun, Richard the Lionhearted, Cortes, Tokugawa Ieyasu and Napoleon. How did these mortal men rise to positions of seemingly invincible power? What were the motives, the personal strength, or more often weaknesses, that drove them to achieve what no one else dared?In six powerful portraits, McLynn brilliantly evokes the critical moments when each of these warriors proved his mettle in battle, changing their own lives, the destiny of their people, and in some cases, the history of the world. We discover what drove Spartacus to take on the might of Rome against seemingly impossible odds, and how the young Napoleon rose to power in dramatic fashion at the Siege of Toulon. Heroes and Villains is more than a collection of individual biographies. By examining the complex psychologies of these extraordinary men, McLynn builds up a convincing profile of the ultimate warrior.
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table_of_contents Spartacus : the gladiator who brought Rome to its knees -- Attila the Hun : The Mafioso-warrior -- Richard the Lionheart : England's greatest warrior-king -- Cortés : the renegade conquistador -- Tokugawa Ieyasu : Japan's legendary Shogun -- Napoleon : the master tactician and military genius -- The warrior mind : the psychology of warriors.
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