English Summary/英文概要： _’A massive compilation casting light not only upon the pain, suffering and sheer insanity of war, but also upon the unique comradeship and exhilaration of battle... this is a valuable addition to the literature of reference.’_ - The Spectator Peter Tsouras brings 4,000 years of military history to life through the words of more than 800 soldiers, commanders, military theorists and commentators on war. Quotes by diverse personalities - Napoleon, Machiavelli, Atat rk, ’Che’ Guevara, Rommel, Julius Caesar, Wellington, Xenophon, Crazy Horse, Wallenstein, T.E. Lawrence, Saladin, Zhukov, Eisenhower and many more - sit side by side to build a comprehensive picture of war across the ages. Broken down into more then 480 categories, covering courage, danger, failure, leadership, luck, military intelligence, tactics, training, guerrilla warfare and victory, this definitive guide draws on the collected wisdom of those who have experienced war at every level. From the brutality and suffering of war, to the courage and camaraderie of soldiers, to the glory and exhilaration of battle, these quotes offer an insight into the turbulent history of warfare and the lives and deeds of great warriors.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 大量的汇编不仅揭示了战争的痛苦、折磨和纯粹的疯狂，也揭示了独特的战友情谊和战斗的喜悦……这是对参考文献的有价值的补充。观众彼得•特苏拉斯通过800多名士兵、指挥官、军事理论家和战争评论员的讲话，将4000年的军事历史生动地呈现出来。拿破仑、马基雅维利、阿塔特、切•格瓦拉、隆美尔、朱利叶斯•凯撒、惠灵顿、色诺芬、疯马、瓦伦斯坦、劳伦斯、萨拉丁、朱可夫、艾森豪威尔等众多名人的语录，并肩而坐，构建了一幅贯穿各个时代的战争全景。这本权威的指南分为480多个类别，包括勇气、危险、失败、领导力、运气、军事情报、战术、训练、游击战和胜利。从战争的残酷和苦难，到士兵们的勇气和友爱，再到战斗的荣耀和振奋，这些语录让我们得以洞察战争的动荡历史以及伟大战士的生活和事迹。（WYL)
• An authoritative compilation of military history quotes from 2000 BC to the present day
• The distilled wisdom of more than 800 important military figures
• Features more than 6,000 quotations
• Offers a fascinating insight into the strategies and consequences of war throughout time
||About the Author/作者介绍： 彼得•特苏拉斯是一位军事历史学家和作家，他撰写或编辑了30多本书，其中许多已被翻译成多种语言。他曾在美国陆军担任过装甲兵、军事情报、副官和民事任务，退役时是一名中校。他还曾在陆军和国防情报局担任文职军事情报分析员。
Peter Tsouras is a military historian and author who has written or edited more than 30 books, many of which have been translated into several languages. He served in the US Army in armour, military intelligence, Adjutant General’s Corps and Civil Affairs assignments, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He also worked as a civilian military intelligence analyst for the Army and the Defense Intelligence Agency.