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To Dare and to Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, from Achilles to Al Qaeda

Author: Leebaert, Derek

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Format:Paperback
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To Dare and to Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, from Achilles to Al Qaeda : From the Trojan Horse to the present first war of the 21st century, special operations and the men who implement them have lived at the intersection of carnage, legend, and human progress. They have created and destroyed dynasties, nations, and empires and today are sharp instruments in the arsenals of every major state. In To Dare and Conquer, Derek Leebaert uncovers the stories of special forces, from those glorified in ancient myths to today's Delta Force. He shows how precise, high-risk assaults can use speed and surprise to turn the enemy's resources against him, and how these risky operations have evolved to accommodate social change and new technology. To Dare and To Conquer introduces readers to history's most high-stakes showdowns, describes the magnetic leaders behind the actions, and explains how such combinations have shaped the world. And by showing us what happened and why, Leebaert constructs a brilliant theory of war and politics, illuminating why some giants fall and others do not.


Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Military
History & Geography   Military

ISBN 13:9780316014236
ISBN 10:0316014230
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:671
Size:9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.00" h
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