From the Jaws of Victory Author:Charles Fair Masters of Defeat: — General William Westmoreland: "The sort of generalship foreshadowed by Grant and Meade in the Wilderness Campaign perhaps reached a pinnacle in him. He fought literally with bulldozers and with every know-how and hired science, only to discover that mountains and palm-thatched huts can be laid flat far more easily than can ... more »a brave outraged enemy."
Sir Ian Hamiliton: "Hamiliton's direction of the campaign during the first crucial weeks, from April 25 to August 10, 1915, was a model of mismanagement--one might better say of nonmanagement. Once under way, everything was left, a la Moltke, to "run on rails", and as often as not ran off them, a fact which Sir Ian wistfully noted in his journals but seemed unable to do anything about. Not until the last day but one of his major offensive did he take personal charge, and then with climactically bad results."
[Continues with blurbs about General Ambrose Brunside, Napoleon, Philip II, and Crassus.]« less