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Davies, Huw J. (Huw John) 1981-

Works: 4 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,526 library holdings
Genres: Military history  Biographies  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA68.12.W4, 355.0092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Huw J Davies
Wellington's wars : the making of a military genius by Huw J Davies( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, lives on in popular memory as the "Invincible General," loved by his men, admired by his peers, formidable to his opponents. This incisive book revises such a portrait, offering an accurate - and controversial - new analysis of Wellington's remarkable military career. Unlike his nemesis Napoleon, Wellington was by no means a man of innate military talent, Huw J. Davies argues. Instead, the key to Wellington's military success was an exceptionally keen understanding of the relationship between politics and war. Drawing on extensive primary research, Davies discusses Wellington's military apprenticeship in India, where he learned through mistakes as well as successes how to plan campaigns, organize and use intelligence, and negotiate with allies. In India Wellington encountered the constant political machinations of indigenous powers, and it was there that he apprenticed in the crucial skill of balancing conflicting political priorities. In later campaigns and battles, including the Peninsular War and Waterloo, Wellington's genius for strategy, operations, and tactics emerged. For his success in the art of war, he came to rely on his art as a politician and tactician. This strikingly original book shows how Wellington made even unlikely victories possible - with a well-honed political brilliance that underpinned all of his military achievements
Spying for Wellington : British military intelligence in the Peninsular War by Huw J Davies( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the organization, development, and use of Arthur Wellesley's spy network during the Peninsular War and assesses the influence of intelligence-gathering on the Duke of Wellington's decision-making"--
Synthesis and use of heterocycles in organocatalysis by Huw J Davies( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British intelligence in the Peninsula War by Huw J Davies( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.14 for Wellington ... to 0.74 for Synthesis ...)

Alternative Names
Davies Huw J.

Davies, Huw John 1981-

English (27)