Instructions for His Generals

Instructions for His Generals
Author: Frederick the Great,Thomas R. Phillips
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN 10: 0486444031
ISBN 13: 9780486444031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, Frederick the Great ranks among eighteenth-century Europe's most enlightened rulers. In addition to abolishing serfdom in his domains and promoting religious tolerance, he was an ardent patron of the arts and an accomplished musician. "Diplomacy without arms," he observed, "is like music without instruments." Frederick's expertise at military matters is reflected in his successful defense of his territory during the Seven Years' War, in which he fought all the great powers of Europe. His brilliant theories on strategy, tactics, and discipline are all explained in this vital text. "War is not an affair of chance," Frederick asserted, adding that "a great deal of knowledge, study, and meditation is necessary to conduct it well." In this book, he presents the fundamentals of warfare, discussing such timeless considerations as leadership qualities, the value of surprise, and ways to conquer an enemy who possesses superior forces. The soundness of his advice was endorsed by Napoleon himself, who once advised, "Read and re-read the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar . . . and Frederick. This is the only way to become a great captain and to master the secrets of the art of war."

Frederick s Orders

Frederick s Orders
Author: Hohenzollern
Publsiher: Winged Hussar Publishing
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2013-02-04
ISBN 10: 1620180952
ISBN 13: 9781620180952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick s Orders Book Review:

At various times in his military career Frederick the Great seemed on the cusp of a major defeat, yet always to find ways to extricate himself a secure a victory for himself and his lands. Frederick has long been considered in the pantheon of military leaders for his strategic and tactical prowess. His instructions to his generals have long been considered a starting point to understand the military mind of this leader. We present an annotated and illustrated version of Frederick the Great’s 1754 Instructions to his infantry and cavalry. Included in this volume are maps that provide a background to his battles, a biography of Frederick and some of his generals, and an explanation of 18th century warfare as well as illustrations of his troops.

Frederick the Great and His Family

Frederick the Great and His Family
Author: Klara (Müller) Mundt (Frau)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 572
Release: 1893
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B316430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Military Instruction from the Late King of Prussia to His Generals

Military Instruction from the Late King of Prussia to His Generals
Author: Frederick Ii Frederick II of Prussia
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016-03-26
ISBN 10: 9781530747290
ISBN 13: 1530747295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Frederick II ranks among Napoleon, Alexander the Great, and Hannibal as one of the finest commanders the world has ever seen. Military Instruction from the Late King of Prussia to His Generals is a classic military treatise written by King Frederick II of Prussia, and includes instructions to his generals and offices, in particular cavalry.

Military Instruction from the Late King of Prussia to His Generals

Military Instruction from the Late King of Prussia to His Generals
Author: Frederick II (King of Prussia)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 101
Release: 1818
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105036333875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carlyle s Works Frederick the Great

Carlyle s Works  Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1892
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000024616553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Frederick the Great and the Seven Years War

Frederick the Great and the Seven Years  War
Author: Frederick William Longman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1881
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HN6NV5
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On War and Leadership

On War and Leadership
Author: Owen Connelly
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2009-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781400825165
ISBN 13: 1400825164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On War and Leadership Book Review:

What can we learn about leadership and the experience of war from the best combat leaders the world has ever known? This book takes us behind the scenes and to the front lines of the major wars of the past 250 years through the words of twenty combat commanders. What they have to say--which is remarkably similar across generational, national, and ideological divides--is a fascinating take on military history by those who lived it. It is also worthwhile reading for anyone, from any walk of life, who makes executive decisions. The leaders showcased here range from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf. They include such diverse figures as Napoleon Bonaparte, commanders on both sides of the Civil War (William Tecumseh Sherman and Stonewall Jackson), German and American World War II generals (Rommel and Patton), a veteran of the Arab-Israeli wars (Moshe Dayan), and leaders from both sides of the Vietnam War (Vo Nguyen Giap and Harold Moore). What they have had in common is an unrivaled understanding of the art of command and a willingness to lead from the front. All earned the respect and loyalty of those they led--and moved them to risk death. The practices of these commanders apply to any leadership situation, whether military, business, political, athletic, or other. Their words reveal techniques for anticipating the competition, leading through example, taking care of the "troops," staying informed, turning bad luck to advantage, improvising, and making bold decisions. Leader after leader emphasizes the importance of up-front "muddy boots" leadership and reveals what it takes to persevere and win. Identifying a pattern of proven leadership, this book will benefit anyone who aspires to lead a country, a squadron, a company, or a basketball team. It is a unique distillation of two and a half centuries of military wisdom.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Tim Blanning
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 0812988736
ISBN 13: 9780812988734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The definitive biography of the legendary autocrat whose enlightened rule transformed the map of Europe and changed the course of history Few figures loom as large in European history as Frederick the Great. When he inherited the Prussian crown in 1740, he ruled over a kingdom of scattered territories, a minor Germanic backwater. By the end of his reign, the much larger and consolidated Prussia ranked among the continent’s great powers. In this magisterial biography, award-winning historian Tim Blanning gives us an intimate, in-depth portrait of a king who dominated the political, military, and cultural life of Europe half a century before Napoleon. A brilliant, ambitious, sometimes ruthless monarch, Frederick was a man of immense contradictions. This consummate conqueror was also an ardent patron of the arts who attracted painters, architects, musicians, playwrights, and intellectuals to his court. Like his fellow autocrat Catherine the Great of Russia, Frederick was captivated by the ideals of the Enlightenment—for many years he kept up lively correspondence with Voltaire and other leading thinkers of the age. Yet, like Catherine, Frederick drew the line when it came to implementing Enlightenment principles that might curtail his royal authority. Frederick’s terrifying father instilled in him a stern military discipline that would make the future king one of the most fearsome battlefield commanders of his day, while deriding as effeminate his son’s passion for modern ideas and fine art. Frederick, driven to surpass his father’s legacy, challenged the dominant German-speaking powers, including Saxony, Bavaria, and the Habsburg Monarchy. It was an audacious foreign policy gambit, one at which Frederick, against the expectations of his rivals, succeeded. In examining Frederick’s private life, Blanning also carefully considers the long-debated question of Frederick’s sexuality, finding evidence that Frederick lavished gifts on his male friends and maintained homosexual relationships throughout his life, while limiting contact with his estranged, unloved queen to visits that were few and far between. The story of one man’s life and the complete political and cultural transformation of a nation, Tim Blanning’s sweeping biography takes readers inside the mind of the monarch, giving us a fresh understanding of Frederick the Great’s remarkable reign. Praise for Frederick the Great “Writing Frederick’s biography . . . requires a diverse set of skills: expertise in eighteenth-century diplomatic and military history, including the intricacies of the Holy Roman Empire; a familiarity with the music, architecture and intellectual traditions of Northern Europe; and, not least, a profound sense of human psychology, the better to grasp the makeup of this complex and tormented man. Fortunately, Tim Blanning . . . has all of these skills in abundance.”—The Wall Street Journal “At once scholarly and highly readable . . . [Blanning] has given us a superb portrait of an enlightened despot, equally at home on the battlefield and in the opera house, both utterly ruthless and culturally refined.”—Commentary “Blanning, in clear thinking and prose, investigates all aspects of Frederick’s personality and reign. . . . The last word on this significant king, for years to come.”—Booklist (starred review) “Masterly . . . Blanning brilliantly brings to life one of the most complex characters of modern European history.”—The Telegraph (five stars) “A supremely nuanced account . . . This biography finds [Blanning] at the height of his powers.”—Literary Review

History of Friedrich II of Prussia called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich II of Prussia  called Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1884
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924065042362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Giles MacDonogh
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN 10: 1466849576
ISBN 13: 9781466849570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

Piet and soldier, misanthrope and philospher, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable man. His conquests made him one of the most formindable and feared leaders of his era. But as a patron of artists and intellectuals, Frederick re-created Berlin as one of the continent's great cities, matching his state's reputation for military ferocity with one for cultural achievement. Though history remembers Frederick as a "Potsdam Fuhrer," his father more rightly deserved the title. When, as a youth, Frederick attempted to flee the elder man's brutality, the punishment was to watch the execution of his friend and co-conspirator, Katte. Though a subsequent compromise allowed Frederick to take the throne in 1740, he would remain true unto himself. His tastes for music, poetry, and architecture would match the significance of his military triumphs in the Seven Years' War. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, Giles MacDonogh's fresh, authoritative biograhy gives us the most fully rounded portrait yet of an often misunderstood king.

The Anti Machiavel of Frederick the Great

The Anti Machiavel of Frederick the Great
Author: Frederick II
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN 10: 9781365915420
ISBN 13: 1365915425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anti Machiavel of Frederick the Great Book Review:

Anti-Machiavel is an 18th-century essay by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, consisting of a chapter-by-chapter rebuttal of The Prince, the 16th-century book by Niccolo Machiavelli, and Machiavellianism in general. It was first published in September 1740, a few months after Frederick became king.

History of Friedrich the second called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich the second  called Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1901
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433006048874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Frederick the great his court and times ed or rather written by T Campbell

Frederick the great  his court and times  ed   or rather written  by T  Campbell
Author: Thomas Campbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1843
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:555087562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1865
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105010225741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ardennes

The Ardennes
Author: Hugh Marshall Cole
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 720
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU72866942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American journal of education

   The    American journal of education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1862
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: ONB:+Z228207302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Dennis Showalter
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-24
ISBN 10: 1783034793
ISBN 13: 9781783034796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great Book Review:

A biography of the Prussian king and military legend from “America’s leading historian” (Jeremy Black, author of Imperial Legacies). Famed for his military successes and domestic reforms, Frederick the Great was a remarkable leader whose campaigns were a watershed in the history of Europe, securing Prussia’s place as a continental power and inaugurating a new pattern of total war that was to endure until 1916. However, much myth surrounds this enigmatic man, his personality, and his role as politician, warrior, and king. From a renowned military historian and winner of a Pritzker Literature Award, this book provides a refreshing, multidimensional depiction of Frederick the Great and an objective, detailed reappraisal of his military, political, and social achievements. Early chapters set the scene with an excellent summary of eighteenth-century Europe and the Age of Reason; an analysis of the character, composition, and operating procedures of the Prussian army; and an exploration of Frederick’s personality as a young man. Later chapters examine his stunning victories at Rossbach and Leuthen; his defeats at Prague and Kolín; and Prussia’s emergence as a key European power. Written with style and verve, this book offers brilliant insights into the political and military history of the eighteenth century—and one of history’s most famous rulers.

Frederick the Great and his Musicians The Viola da Gamba Music of the Berlin School

Frederick the Great and his Musicians  The Viola da Gamba Music of the Berlin School
Author: Michael O'Loghlin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351566555
ISBN 13: 9781351566551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frederick the Great and his Musicians The Viola da Gamba Music of the Berlin School Book Review:

After decades of stagnation during the reign of his father, the 'Barracks King', the performing arts began to flourish in Berlin under Frederick the Great. Even before his coronation in 1740, the crown prince commenced recruitment of a group of musician-composers who were to form the basis of a brilliant court ensemble. Several composers, including C.P.E. Bach and the Graun brothers, wrote music for the viola da gamba, an instrument which was already becoming obsolete elsewhere. They were encouraged in this endeavour by the presence in the orchestra from 1741 of Ludwig Christian Hesse, one of the last gamba virtuosi, who was described in 1766 as 'unquestionably the finest gambist in Europe'. This study shows how the unique situation in Berlin produced the last major corpus of music written for the viola da gamba, and how the more virtuosic works were probably the result of close collaboration between Hesse and the Berlin School composers. The reader is also introduced to the more approachable pieces which were written and arranged for amateur viol players, including the king's nephew and ultimate successor, Frederick William II. O'Loghlin argues that the aesthetic circumstances which prevailed in Berlin brought forth a specific style that is reflected not only in the music for viola da gamba. Characteristics of this Berlin style are identified with reference to a broad selection of original written sources, many of which are hardly accessible to English-speaking readers. There is also a discussion of the rather contradictory reception history of the Berlin School and some of its composers. The book concludes with a complete thematic catalogue of the Berlin gamba music, with a listing of original manuscript sources and modern publications. The book will appeal to professional and amateur viola da gamba players as well as to scholars of eighteenth-century German music.

History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich II  of Prussia  Called Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:0037125567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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