By Alistair Horne

Sir Alistair Horne has been an in depth observer of struggle and heritage for greater than fifty years and during this clever and masterly paintings, he revisits six battles of the previous century and examines the innovations, management, practise, and geopolitical ambitions of aggressors and defenders to bare the only trait that hyperlinks all of them: hubris.

In Greek tragedy, hubris is over the top human delight that demanding situations the gods and finally ends up in overall destruction of the criminal. From the 1905 conflict of Tsushima within the Russo-Japanese battle, to Hitler's 1941 bid to catch Moscow, to MacArthur's disastrous strengthen in Korea, to the French downfall at Dien Bien Phu, Horne exhibits how every one of those battles used to be received or misplaced as a result of over the top hubris on one facet or the opposite. In a sweeping narrative written together with his trademark erudition and wit, Horne presents a meticulously exact research of the floor maneuvers hired via the opposing armies in each one conflict. He additionally explores the strategic and mental mind-set of the army leaders concerned to illustrate how devastating mixtures of human ambition and vanity ended in overreach. Making transparent the risk of hubris in conflict, his insights carry resonant classes for civilian and army leaders navigating today's advanced worldwide landscape.

A dramatic, colourful, stylishly-written heritage, Hubris is a much-needed mirrored image on struggle from a grasp of his field.

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