Fuller: Julius Caesar -- Man, Soldier & Tyrant

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By Maj. Gen F.J.C.Fuller.

This book cover's Caesar's rise to power, and deals in detail with his campaign in Gaul. It follows his career from then until his death, through the conflict with Pompey and the futile Alexandrian campaign. The tactics and strategies of Caesar's wars are always related to their political and diplomatic context, and through his conduct as a general, much of his character is revealed. Major-general Fuller concludes that Caesar was not an innovator in the art of war, but that his great gift was for rapid action - frequently extracting himself from apparently impossible situations by the speed and impetus of his response. But frequently the position was due in the first place to Caesar's own error.
Julius Caesar's domination of the ancient World was unrivalled except for Alexander the Great. Major general Fuller shows that he was a far more interesting and complex man than is generally believed.
Published by Wordsworth Military Library. First published 1965 and reprinted 1998.
ISBN 1-85326-692-2