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A grand sweeping military history of the “pike and shot” era, with a particular emphasis on the Thirty Years’ War in Europe (1618–1648). Originally published in two volumes, the first covers the life of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and known as “The Lion of the North” by his many opponents. Born into an era of constant warfare, he became king at 17, transformed the A ...more
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Published August 27th 2012 by Tales End Press (first published 1895)
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'Aussie Rick'
This book, first published in 1895, offers the reader an interesting account of the Swedish King, Gustavus Adolphus (1594–1632) and his role as a commander during the Thirty Years' War. The book is illustrated with numerous maps and line drawings, although the maps are a bit hard to read at times but sufficient to get an idea of the movements being described.

The book continues past the death of Gustavus Adolphus and the end of the Thirty Years' War to look at his influence upon the great captai
Edward Lengel
Possibly the weakest entry in Dodge's otherwise superb Great Captains series. The author's religious bigotry skews his judgment in considering the events of the Thirty Years' War and Cromwell's campaign in Ireland. In the second half of this lengthy work, however, Dodge returns to strictly military affairs, and does a much better job analyzing the campaigns of Turenne, Conde, Eugene, and Marlborough.
Joe Vaughn
Massive and intimidating book--don't get put off by the size of the thing. Well worth the read for those who enjoy the evolution of military strategy and tactics.
The father of modern warfare and a highly readable narrative/study of an overlooked period in the art of war.
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Theodore Ayrault Dodge was an American officer and military historian. He fought as an Union officer in the American Civil War, and lost his leg at the Battle of Gettysburg; as a writer, he devoted his writings to both the American Civil War and the great generals of Ancient and European history.
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