Richard A. Gabriel

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Richard A. Gabriel is a published historian and author.[1]

He is a professor in the Department of History and War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada and in the Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.[2]

He was a professor of history and politics at the U.S. Army War College and held the Visiting Chair in Military Ethics at the Marine Corps University.

As a populariser of history, he is the author of more than 40 books including Scipio Africanus: Rome’s Greatest General, Hannibal: The Military Biography of Rome’s Greatest Enemy,[3] The Great Armies of Antiquity,[4] Man and Wound in the Ancient World[5] and Military Incompetence.[6]

He has also been featured on the History Channel.[citation needed]


  • God's Generals (2016)
  • The Madness of Alexander the Great: And the Myth of Military Genius (2015)
  • Between Flesh and Steel: A History of Military Medicine from the Middle Ages to the War in Afghanistan (2013)
  • Hannibal: The Military Biography of Rome's Greatest Enemy (2011)
  • Man and Wound in the Ancient World: A History of Military Medicine from Sumer to the Fall of Constantinople (2011)
  • Philip II of Macedonia: Greater than Alexander (2010)
  • Thutmose III: The Military Biography of Egypt's Greatest Warrior King (2009)
  • Scipio Africanus: Rome’s Greatest General (2007)
  • Muhammad: Islam’s First Great General (2007)
  • Soldiers: Military Life in Antiquity (2006)
  • Jesus the Egyptian:The Origins of Christianity and the Psychology of Christ(2005)
  • Ancient Empires at War, 3 vols. (2005)
  • Subotai the Valiant: Genghis Khan’s Greatest General (2004)
  • Lion of the Sun (2003)
  • The Military History of Ancient Israel (2003)
  • Great Armies of Antiquity (2002)
  • Sebastian’s Cross (2002)
  • Gods of our Fathers:The Memory of Egypt in Judaism and Christianity(2001)
  • Warrior Pharaoh (2001)
  • Great Captains of Antiquity (2000)
  • Great Battles of Antiquity (1994)
  • A Short History of War: Evolution of Warfare and Weapons (1994)
  • History of Military Medicine:Ancient Times to the Middle Ages (1992)
  • History of Military Medicine: Renaissance to the Present (1992)
  • From Sumer to Rome: The Military Capabilities of Ancient Armies (1991)
  • The Culture of War: Invention and Early Development (1990)
  • The Painful Field: Psychiatric Dimensions of Modern War (1988)
  • No More Heroes: Madness and Psychiatry in War (1987)
  • The Last Centurion (French, 1987)
  • Military Psychiatry:A Comparative Perspective (1986)
  • Soviet Military Psychiatry (1986)
  • Military Incompetence: Why the US Military Doesn’t Win (1985)
  • Operation Peace for Galilee: The Israeli-PLO War in Lebanon (1985)
  • The Antagonists:An Assessment of the Soviet and American Soldier (1984)
  • The Mind of the Soviet Fighting Man (1984)
  • Fighting Armies: NATO and the Warsaw Pact (1983)
  • Fighting Armies:Antagonists of the Middle East (1983)
  • Fighting Armies:Armies of the Third World (1983)
  • To Serve With Honor:A Treatise on Military Ethics (1982)
  • The New Red Legions:An Attitudinal Portrait of the Soviet Soldier (1980)
  • The New Red Legions:A Survey Data Sourcebook (1980)
  • Managers and Gladiators: Directions of Change in the Army (1978)
  • Crisis in Command: Mismanagement in the Army (1978)
  • Ethnic Groups in America (1978)
  • Program Evaluation:A Social Science Approach (1978)
  • The Ethnic Factor in the Urban Polity (1973)


  1. ^ "Richard A. Gabriel | Authors | Macmillan". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Richard A. Gabriel | New York journal of books". Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  3. ^ Fronda, Michael P. (Spring 2013). "Hannibal: The Military Biography of Rome's Greatest Enemy. By Richard A. Gabriel. (book review)". The Historian. 75 (1): 197–198. doi:10.1111/hisn.12004_59. 
  4. ^ Sheldon, R. M. (Jun 2004). "The Great Armies of Antiquity by Richard A. Gabriel (review)". The International History Review. 26 (2): 353–356. 
  5. ^ Olle, David (November 30, 2011). "Man and Wound in the Ancient World: A History of Military Medicine from Sumer to the Fall of Constantinople (review)". New York Journal of Books. 
  6. ^ Simon, J Kirby (April 1986). "Military Incompetence, by Richard A. Gabriel (review)". Commentary. 

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