For tactical and strategic ingenuity, for daring and ruthless determination and the capacity to inspire troops, Frederick the Great was without equal. In this detailed life of ‘Old Fritz’, Christopher Duffy, who has written widely on the army of Frederick and on the armies of his adversaries, Austria and Russia, has produced a definitive account of his military genius.
Table of Contents
1. Origins 2. The Silesian Wars, 1740-5 3. The Armed Camp, 1745-56 4. The Theatre of War 5. The Seven Years War, 1756-63 6. In Search of Old Fritz 7. Public Affairs, and the War of the Bavarian Succession, 1778-9 8. Final Years and Immortality 9. Frederick and War