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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 t

  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 He never clearly

  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 in exuisite and readable detail to illustrate their ualities I particularly liked the section on Attila the Hun i

  4. says:

    Not a bad look at these 6 men of history and what they accomplished and their overall affect on history The author also does a pretty good job of discussing the psychology of the men and doing a small comparison of them agai

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    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 Atti

  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 and Napoleon Those we

  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 the stories

  9. says:

    Good overview of six famous warriors and study of warrior mentality No end notes only an annotated bibliography I would have liked

  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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Review Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Frank McLynn

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 acclaimed historian Frank McLynn focuses on six of the most powerful and magnetic leaders of all time Spartacus Attila the Hun Richard the Lionheart Cort├ęs Tokugawa Ieyasu and Napoleon How did these mortal. 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 He never clearly lists his reasons for selecting these men but it is nice to read about warriors fighting from such varied backgrounds in different eras and in different areasThe book is nice overview but at times it falls short For example the section on Napoleon is devoted to a single campaign while Tokugawa Ieyasu gets a general approach The chapter entitled The Warrior Mind is the weakest chapter of the bunch McLynn brings up a few points that I think should be fleshed out better specifically his assertion that the so called Guns Germs and Steel thesis of why Cortes was able to defeat the Aztecs is not a convincing argument There are a few errors throughout the text often with namesOverall it is an easy read and certainly an excellent introduction to each of these incredible men There are maps for each chapter to make the specifics of the battles or movements easier to picture and also a section with artifacts and paintings With a little focus and an expanded introduction this book would have received a higher ranking

Review Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains

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 the m. 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 Napoleon Bonaparte All of these men faced challenges beyond the battlefield and McLynn does a good job of showing that for many reputation was greater than their actual achievements and their own flaws were often what brought them down when all was said and done

Review Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Frank McLynn

Ight 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 histo. 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

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