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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 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 Spar

  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 Sparta

  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 Attil

  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 against each other Nothing spectacular about the book but a great way to spend some time reading a favorite topic

  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 suc

  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 were the chapters I enjoyed the most and the one I learned the most from

  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 of their campaigns Learned a lot but I wanted

  9. says:

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

  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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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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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 acclaimed 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 these mortal 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 if for no other reason that he s almost a household name and yet there is paltry material about him and the real story of the epic changes he brought to Europe and the course of civilizationAn easy read Burning Attraction rest of the book takes a globe spanning list of 6 The Numbers Game representative warriors and while not giving a comprehensive overview of their careers focuses on one particular battle or campaign in exuisite and Tall man riding. readable detail to illustrate their ualities I particularly liked the section on Attila the Hun if for no other The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory reason that he s almost a household name and yet there is paltry material about him and the The Big Golden Book of Poetry real story of the epic changes he brought to Europe and the course of civilizationAn easy NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW read

read & download ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB Û Frank McLynn

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