The Mask of Command Topics for Discussion

John Keegan
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Compare and contrast the four main military figures: Alexander, Wellington, Grant, and Hitler. What are the main similarities? What could each man have learned from the others? Who was the most successful?

Out of all the campaigns mentioned, which do you think was the most successful? Why? What could have made the other campaigns equally if not more successful? What had more to do with the success of the battle, the leadership or extenuating circumstances?

Of the four men, which had the most controversial history? Which had the most effective military career? How would that particular figure fit into today's society? What kind of campaign might that person attempt to operate in a modern world? Would he be successful? Explain.

Hitler thought of himself as a soldier as well as an artistic genius. Why does the author refer to the artistic part as being...

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