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Top military writers: All

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Mao ZedongChinese leader and guerrilla theorist 14576
2 Henry Kissinger 7988
3 H. G. Wells 7144
4 Tom Clancy – author, Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, Net Force, others 5978
5 Herodotus 5306
6 Erwin RommelGerman field marshal during WWII, author Infantry Attacks (Infanterie greift an), armored battle theory 5219
7 Frederick II of Prussia 4554
8 Sun Tzu – general, author of The Art of War 4242
9 T. E. Lawrence – colloguially known as "Lawrence of Arabia" 3944
10 Miyamoto Musashi – author, The Book of Five Rings 3304
11 Thucydides 3258
12 Josephus – author The Wars of the Jews 2201
13 Chanakya – author, Arthashastra 1755
14 Carl von Clausewitz – military theorist, On War 1733
15 Alfred Thayer Mahan – naval strategist 1704
16 Xenophon 1630
17 Zhuge Liang – strategist from The Three Kingdoms era, Thirty-Six Stratagems 1417
18 Heinz Guderian – German general, developed principles of Blitzkrieg, author of Achtung Panzer! 1252
19 Billy Mitchell 1242
20 Erich von Manstein 1214
21 Ferdinand Foch 1110
22 Vo Nguyen GiapNorth Vietnamese general who was a key figure in their success in the Vietnam War, decisive in victory at Dien Ben Phu 998
23 Arthur Currie 768
24 Stephen Ambrose 754
25 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder 738
26 Alexander Suvorov – general, author of The Science of Victory 661
27 Michel Ney 541
28 Thomas Schelling 528
29 Sebastien le Prestre de Vauban 488
30 Colonel John Boyd – Inventor of the OODA Loop or decision cycle, Energy-Maneuverability, Aerial Attack Study, "Discourse on Winning & Losing", Destruction & Creation 456
31 Shen KuoDream Pool Essays 451
32 John Keegan – military historian 389
33 Barbara Tuchman – historian 376
34 Mikhail Tukhachevsky 356
35 Herman Kahn 314
36 Leo VI the WiseByzantine emperor (Taktika) 291
37 Paul Kennedy 283
38 Martin van Creveld – expanded theory of war proponent 269
39 Paul Fussell 268
40 Caleb Carr – military historian, Lessons of Terror, The Devil Soldier 263
41 Maurice – Byzantine Emperor and traditional author of the military treatise Strategikon 229
42 Publius Flavius Vegetius RenatusDe Re Militari 224
43 Lazare Carnot 223
44 Yamamoto Tsunetomo – author of Hagakure 184
45 Liu Ji – co-author, Huolongjing 172
46 Alberto Bayo – Latin American revolutionary, A Manual of Guerrilla Warfare 158
47 Hew Strachan – military historian 141
48 Gwynne Dyer 140
49 Carlos MarighellaBrazilian "urban guerrilla", author, Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla 132
50 Giulio Douhet 131
51 Sun Bin – claimed descent from Sun Tzu, and was considered Sun Tzu II. Author of Sun Bin Bing Fa 129
52 Robin Moore – author, The Hunt for Bin Laden: Task Force Dagger 128
53 Cornelius Ryan – author, The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far, The Last Battle 125
54 Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz – 19th century general and theorist 107
55 Abdul Haris Nasution 104
56 Jack Granatstein 100
57 Julian Corbett – Edwardian British Naval theorist, author, Some Principles of Maritime Strategy 90
58 Michael Johns – foreign policy and national security analyst and writer 85
59 Vasily Sokolovsky 81
60 Jiao Yu 73
61 Dennis Hart Mahan – military theorist and Engineering professor at West Point, wrote Advanced Guard, Outpost and Detachment Service of Troops, with essential Principles of Strategy and Grand Tactics, commonly known as Outpost 72
62 Bing West – military historian 68
63 Douglas Macgregor 68
64 Alonso de Ercilla – author, La Araucana 62
65 Ahron Bregman – Author of books on the Arab-Israeli conflict 60
66 Eduard Totleben 55
67 Polyaenus 52
68 Friedrich von Bernhardi 51
69 Gary Brecher – War Nerd 50
70 Wu Qi – author, Wuzi 42
71 Bruce Barrymore Halpenny – Airfields, World War Two, Bomber and Fighter Command 41
72 Menno van Coehoorn 41
73 Wang Li – the Master of Ghost Valley 41
74 John Knox Laughton 37
75 Mikhail Dragomirov – Russian military theoretician 36
76 Howard Kippenberger – New Zealand General and military historian 36
77 Don Bendell – Crossbow, The B-52 Overture, Valley of Tears, Snake-Eater, Criminal Investigation Detachment 35
78 David Bercuson 34
79 Ardant du Picq – French military theorist, author, Battle Studies 32
80 Aeneas Tacticus 32
81 Richard Simpkin – military theorist 30
82 Jacques Antoine Hippolyte, Comte de Guibert 25
83 Nigel Cawthorne – author of POW histories, The Bamboo Cage, The Iron Cage 25
84 Bernard Brodie 24
85 Arthur Rosenberg – political historian, author, A history of Bolshevism from Marx to the first five years' plan 21
86 Pierre Marie Gallois 18
87 Robert M. Citino – author, German Way of War, Quest for Decisive Victory, Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm, Death of the Wehrmacht, several others 18
88 Tyrone G. MartinUSS Constitution expert 14
89 Julius von Verdy du Vernois – 19th century general and theorist 14
90 John Frederick Maurice – soldier, military writer 13
91 Wang Xiangsui – author, Unrestricted Warfare 12
92 Lucien Poirier 11
93 Niccolò Machiavelli – political theorist, author of The Prince and Dell'arte della guerra (The Art of War) 10
94 Sigismund von Schlichting 8
95 John Colomb 8
96 Sidney Allinson – Canadian military historian, The Bantams: The Untold Story Of World War One,Kruger's Gold: A novel of the Anglo-Boer War 5
97 J.F.C. Fuller – theoretician of tank warfare < 5
98 K.M. Johnson – Army Officer, published while on deployment to IRAQ during OIF author "Knowing The Struggle Is Over" < 5
99 Sextus Julius Frontinus – author, Stratagemata < 5
100 Khalid ibn Walid < 5
101 Antoine Henri Jomini РGeneral, wrote on the Napoleonic Wars including Precis de l'Art de la Guerre (Precis on the Art of War) and Trait̩ des grandes op̩rations militaires (Treatise on Grand Military Operations) < 5
102 Maurice of Nassau < 5
103 B. H. Liddell-Hart – proponent of the "indirect approach", influential in all 20th century military thinking < 5
104 François-Henri de Montmorency < 5
105 Hugh Trenchard < 5
106 Jeff Edwards – author, Torpedo < 5
107 Ernesto Che Guevara – Argentinian revolutionary, diary outlined the guerrilla war being fought in Bolivia. < 5
108 A.J.P. Taylor < 5
109 Bernard Fall < 5
110 George Grivas < 5
111 Vegetius < 5
112 Garnet Wolseley < 5
113 Stephen B. Luce < 5
114 Edward Luttwack – theorist, identified the 'Dynamic Paradox' of strategy < 5
115 Robert GreeneThe 33 Strategies of War, The 48 Laws of Power < 5
116 Napoleon I of France < 5

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