Hubris

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Sinopse

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles of the past century and examines the strategies, leadership, preparation, and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders to reveal the one trait that links them all: hubris.

In Greek tragedy, hubris is excessive human pride that challenges the gods and ultimately leads to total destruction of the offender. From the 1905 Battle of Tsushima in the Russo-Japanese War, to Hitler's 1941 bid to capture Moscow, to MacArthur's disastrous advance in Korea, to the French downfall at Dien Bien Phu, Horne shows how each of these battles was won or lost due to excessive hubris on one side or the other. In a sweeping narrative written with his trademark erudition and wit, Horne provides a meticulously detailed analysis of the ground maneuvers employed by the opposing armies in each battle. He also explores the strategic and psychological mindset of the military leaders involved to demonstrate how devastating combinations of human ambition and arrogance led to overreach. Making clear the danger of hubris in warfare, his insights hold resonant lessons for civilian and military leaders navigating today's complex global landscape.

A dramatic, colorful, stylishly-written history, Hubris is a much-needed reflection on war from a master of his field.

Capítulos

  • 001 Hubris - The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century

    Duração: 14s
  • 002 Prologue

    Duração: 14min
  • 003 Chapter 01

    Duração: 34min
  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duração: 38min
  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duração: 52min
  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duração: 47min
  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duração: 56min
  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duração: 30min
  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duração: 49min
  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duração: 31min
  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duração: 01h07min
  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duração: 40min
  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duração: 56min
  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duração: 55min
  • 015 Chapter 13

    Duração: 25min
  • 016 Chapter 14

    Duração: 01h15min
  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duração: 59min
  • 018 Epilogue

    Duração: 14min
  • 019 Credits

    Duração: 37s
  • sample

    Duração: 01min