2nd ed., 1987. 359 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills., + 9 maps. D.j., 25 x 19cm. FINE. Down the centuries, war has exerted a unique fascination on the human mind. Partly this consists in admiration at the heroism and self sacrifice which war has produced, partly in horror at its brutality and waste, but simply as human drama war cannot be surpassed. This book is concerned with those who have shaped the course of war. It will provide a biography of war presenting the most interesting and important figures in military history from 1453 to the 1980's.