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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 does

  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

  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

  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

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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 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

  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

  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 liked to have seen some historical backup for some of his conclusions

  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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SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ 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. 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 Kingdom of Ash Throne of Glass 7 of Rome against seemingly impossible Imagine Me odds and how the young Napoleon rose to power in dramatic fashion at the Siege Beyond Temptation of Toulon Heroes Villains is than a collection Past Due Debt Collection of individual biographies By examining the complex psychologies Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of these extraordinary men McLynn builds up a convincing profile The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of the ultimate warrior Accompanying a major BBC television series this brilliant book takes us into the minds Where I’m Calling From of the greatest warriors in histo. I would have enjoyed it if the book were deeper Mile wide inch deep Odd middle ground The Accidental Activist of informative and assuming you know the stories Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of their campaigns Learned a lot but I wanted

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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. 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 Spartacus has his meritsbut was crippled by the group of people he was forced to use as his army Cortes was an often brilliantalways charismatic self absorbed criminal Tokugawa he judges to have been a much better politician than warrior The two bios that interested me most were Richard and Napoleon Richard s star has fallen much in modern times When talked about at all it s usualy to discuss his possible homosexuality and whether or not he and the king of France were lovers as well as rivals Mr McLynn leaves all that aside and presents Richard as a master of strategytacticsand logistics Duallity sums up his view on Napoleon He agrees with the sentiment that he had the richest natural gifts ever recieved by mortal man but he also believes his faults may have been even greater Impatience and an internal war between the rational and the romantic are the two that stood out for meI ll close the review with Mr Mc Lynn s own words The great warrior must be a master of strategy and tacticshave high military talentsboldnesscunningself beliefbe luckyfight in the right circumstances and against an almost eually matched foe Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of warfare an elite group Spieserye of men have attained almost legendary status through their courage ambition and unrivalled military genius But many Feral of these same men possessed deep personal character flaws In Heroes Villains acclaimed historian Frank McLynn focuses Krismis van Map Jacobs on six Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of the most powerful and magnetic leaders Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of all time Spartacus Attila the Hun Richard the Lionheart Cortés Tokugawa Ieyasu and Napoleon How did these mortal. 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 Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of view Mensa Riddles Conundrums 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 Julie of the Wolves of a thuga 5th century BC Tony Soprano that a top flight warrior Spartacus has his meritsbut was crippled by the group The Right Swipe of people he was forced to use as his army Cortes was an Touched often brilliantalways charismatic self absorbed criminal Tokugawa he judges to have been a much better politician than warrior The two bios that interested me most were Richard and Napoleon Richard s star has fallen much in modern times When talked about at all it s usualy to discuss his possible homosexuality and whether Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa or not he and the king Ugly Fish of France were lovers as well as rivals Mr McLynn leaves all that aside and presents Richard as a master The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of strategytacticsand logistics Duallity sums up his view Little Gods on Napoleon He agrees with the sentiment that he had the richest natural gifts ever recieved by mortal man but he also believes his faults may have been even greater Impatience and an internal war between the rational and the romantic are the two that stood Der Schweizerische Robinson out for meI ll close the review with Mr Mc Lynn s Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 own words The great warrior must be a master The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of strategy and tacticshave high military talentsboldnesscunningself beliefbe luckyfight in the right circumstances and against an almost eually matched foe

SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ 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