Guerra Fantastica: The Portuguese Army in the Seven Years War

António Barrento (Author) Charles Esdaile (Foreword by)

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$34.95  $32.15
Helion & Company
Publish Date
June 09, 2020
7.0 X 9.6 X 0.2 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

António Barrento (born in 1938) graduated in Military Sciences from the Portuguese Military Academy and completed the Staff Courses of the Portuguese Institute of High Military Studies (IAEM) and of the École Militaire in Paris. He was lecturer at the IAEM, where he taught various subjects, including Military History, Tactics and Strategy, and was visiting Professor at the School of Social and Political Studies (ISCSP), where he taught Strategy.

As a military officer, he spent eight years in Angola, Mozambique and Timor. Following his promotion to general, he worked for NATO at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (S.H.A.P.E.) in Mons, Belgium, and was Portugal's Army Chief of Staff from 1998 to 2001.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese Commission of Military History. He is a member of the Lisbon Geographic Society (of which he was Vice-President) and honourable academician of the Portuguese Academy of History. He is the author of around 100 articles published in journals and books and has published seven books on military history, on strategy, and on the decolonization of East Timor.
Professor Charles Esdaile is one of the leading historians of the Napoleonic era and holds a personal chair at the University of Liverpool. His wide-ranging history of Napoleon's attempt to conquer Spain and Portugal, The Peninsular War: A New History, and his international history of the Napoleonic period, Napoleon's Wars, are classic works on the subject. Among his many other books are The French Wars 1792-1815, The Duke of Wellington and the Command of the Spanish Army 1812-14, Fighting Napoleon: Guerrillas, Bandits and Adventurers in Spain 1808-1814 and Peninsular Eyewitnesses: The Experience of War in Spain and Portugal 1808-1814.