From the small bands of wilderness warriors who battled in 18th-century North America to the "Chechen Lion," and the contemporary conflict in Chechnya, John Arquilla chronicles the deadly careers of the greatest masters of irregular warfare over the past 250 years. Their impact on events has been profound, with irregulars playing crucial roles in such epochal struggles as the Anglo-French duel for North America, the defeat of Napoleon in Spain and Russia, the American Civil War, both world wars, and the current era of terrorism. Seeing the world through the eyes of guerrillas, raiders and bandits, Arquilla has written an alternative history that provides lessons for warfare in our time that must not be ignored.
John Arquilla professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School and the author of Worst Enemy: The Reluctant Transformation of the American Military, was recently named one of the world's Top 100 Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. He resides in Monterey, California.
Preface Acknowledgments Maps Chapter 1: War "Out of the Dark" Chapter 2: Frontiersman: Robert Rogers Chapter 3: Fighting Quaker: Nathanael Greene Chapter 4: Guerrillero: Francisco Espoz y Mina Chapter 5:Hussar Poet: Denis Davydov Chapter 6: Desert Mystic: Abd el-Kader Chapter 7: Nation Builder: Guiseppe Garibaldi Chapter 8: Rebel Raider: Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter 9: Gray Fox: George Crook Chapter 10:Veldt Rider: Christiaan de Wet Chapter 11:Bush Fighter: Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck Chapter 12: Emir Dynamite: T. E. Lawrence Chapter 13: Long Ranger: Orde Wingate Chapter 14: Undersea Wolf: Charles Lockwood Chapter 15: Partisan: Josip Broz, "Tito" Chapter 16: Counterinsurgent: Frank Kitson Chapter 17: People's Warrior: Vo Nguyen Giap Chapter 18: Bandit Queen: Phoolan Devi Chapter 19: Chechen Lion: Aslan Maskhadov Chapter 20: "Master Lessons" . . . and a Look Ahead Notes Index