This authoritative biographical guide to warfare in the twentieth century is at once fascinating reading and an invaluable work of reference for anyone interested in modern military history. As well as the First and Second World Wars, this Who's Who takes in key figures from conflicts in Vietnam, Korea and others. Those whose lives and careers are covered here include not only major military leaders, but also politicians, inventors and other key public figures central to the course of twentieth-century military history. From Che Guevara to Mao Zhedong, from Albert Speer to Norman Schwarzkopf, and from Josef Stalin to Charles de Gaulle - this volume's breadth of coverage makes it a unique and indispensable guide to an important and absorbing element of modern history.
'… a well-balanced book that gives equal weight to commanders from all areas of the globe.' - Bill Maxwell, The British Army Review, no. 131, 2003
'This book … is a useful reference when reading twentieth century military history.' - Bill Maxwell, The British Army Review, no. 131, 2003