The Great Courses: Military
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  • History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach |  The Great Courses

    History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Gregory S. Aldrete, PhD
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    Military history often highlights successes and suggests a sense of inevitability about victory, but there is so much that can be gleaned from considering failures. Study these crucibles of history to gain a better understanding of why a civilization took - or didn't take - a particular path.

    Awesome as Aldrete's usual !!!

    After listening to "Decisive battles" from the same author, I knew I had to listen to this title as well.

    If you want to learn college-level..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 26 2015 by Michael (EASLEY, SC, United States)
  • The Decisive Battles of World History |  The Great Courses

    The Decisive Battles of World History

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Gregory S. Aldrete
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    Throughout history, military engagements have altered the course of historical events. In these 36 dynamic lectures, Professor Aldrete leads you in discovering the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of events and defining our world. Across 4,000 years of history, you'll explore nearly 40 key military engagements, from the milestone battles of Western civilization to their counterparts in the Middle East, India, and Asia.

    Excellent Course- Needs Battle Maps

    I found this course to be well taught and fascinating. The Professor was excellent. Although I may not agree with all of the battles selected by the P..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 23 2014 by IRP (Falmouth, ME United States)
  • Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers |  The Great Courses

    Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Andrew R. Wilson
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    From Napoleon's revolutionary campaigns to the way insurgency, terrorism, and nuclear weaponry have defined the nature of warfare in the 21st century, the results of military strategy have changed the course of history. These 24 thought-provoking lectures give you an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. From the triremes and hoplites of ancient Greece to the Special Forces in 21st-century Afghanistan, strategy is the process by which political objectives are translated into military action.

    Great Introductory Overview of Strategic Concepts

    This may seem like a cliché, but what Carl Sagan did for science, Prof. Wilson has done for Strategy. I am a civilian with no military background. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2013 by John H. Heitmuller (Glen Allen, VA United States)