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Ese mortal men rise to positions of seemingly invincible power What were the motives the personal strengths and often weaknesses that drove them to achieve what no one else daredIn six powerful portraits McLynn brilliantly evokes the critical moments when each of these warriors proved themselves 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 t. There was not a great deal of being inside the mind as I thought there would be

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Heroes and Villains

In the history of warfare an elite group of men have attained almost legendary status through their courage ambition and unrivalled military genius But many of these same men possessed deep personal character flaws In Heroes Villains Heroes and PDFEPUBacclaimed historian Frank McLynn focuses on six of the most powerful and magnetic leaders of all time Spartacus Attila the Hun Richard the Lionheart Cortés Tokugawa Ieyasu and Napoleon How did th. Overall an enjoyable and informative read If you re the type that likes the disinterested author who presents just the facts this probably isn t the book for you Mr McLynn has very definite points of view on his six subjects Attilla the HunSpartacusCortesRichard the LionheartTokugawa Ieyasoand Napoleonand he doesn t shrink from giving it to youIn brief he sees Attila as of a thuga 5th century BC Tony Soprano that a top flight warrior Spartacus has his meritsbut was crippled by the group of people he was forced to use as his army Cortes was an often brilliantalways charismatic self absorbed criminal Tokugawa he judges to have been a much better politician than warrior The two bios that interested me most were Richard and Napoleon Richard s star has fallen much in modern times When talked about at all it s usualy to discuss his possible hom

Summary Heroes and Villains

He might of Rome against seemingly impossible odds and how the young Napoleon rose to power in dramatic fashion at the Siege of Toulon Heroes Villains is 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 Accompanying a major BBC television series this brilliant book takes us into the minds of the greatest warriors in history.. Good overview of six famous warriors and study of warrior mentality No end notes only an annotated bibliography I would have liked to have seen some historical backup for some of his conclusions


10 thoughts on “Heroes and Villains

  1. says:

    Overall an enjoyable and informative read If you're the type that likes the disinterested author who presents just the facts this probably isn't the book for you Mr McLynn has very definite points of view on his six subjects Attilla the HunSpartacusCortesRichard the LionheartTokugawa Ieyasoand Napoleonand he doesn't shrink from givi

  2. says:

    McLynn wanted to examine some of the greatest warriors in history and look at what made them great He wanted to try and find what makes a warrior a warrior In doing so he decided to examine six men from different backgrounds Spartacus Attila the Hun Richard the Lionheart Hernan Cortes Tokugawa Ieyasu and Napoleon Bonaparte

  3. says:

    In the last Chapter McLynn explores what he considers to be the characteristics motivations and leadership and 'warriorship' The rest of the book takes a globe spanning list of 6 representative warriors and while not giving a comprehensive overview of their careers focuses on one particular battle or campaign i

  4. says:

    Not a bad look at these 6 men of history and what they accomplished and their overall affect on history The auth

  5. says:

    There was not a great deal of being inside the mind as I thought there would be

  6. says:

    This was an interesting book McLynn starts off by saying that warriors must like artists have a different way of thinking than other people and to prove it he charts the military and political careers of six such historic figures Spartacus Attila the Hun Richard the Lionhearted Cortes Tokugawa Ieyaso and Napole

  7. says:

    Intersting take on warriors McLynn offers a fresh perspective on six warriors and explains what made them great Worth the read if you only read one of the following chapters Richard The Lionheart Attila The Hun a

  8. says:

    I would have enjoyed it if the book were deeper Mile wide inch deep Odd middle ground of informative and assuming you know t

  9. says:

    Good overview of six famous warriors and study of warrior mentality No end notes only an annotated bibliography I would have liked to have seen some historical backup for some of his conclusions

  10. says:

    Enjoyed reading it though all were villains by today's standards Good to compare what they did with talents and options available to them

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