The Devil’s Horsemen: The Mongol Invasion of Europe by James Chambers
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Overview: The Mongols formed one of the finest armies ever known-and when they swept across the Danube on Christmas Day 1241, the west lay at the mercy of these “horsemen from hell.” From a wealth of contemporary sources comes the story of these soldiers, and especially of Subedei Bahadur, the illiterate military genius who brought 20th-century warfare to Medieval Europe. A fascinating examination of their tactics and training-good enough to invent strategies that Rommel and Patton would later use to such devastating effect-proves the Mongols were more than mere barbarians: they were martial masterminds of the highest order.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History