Who are the very best historical figures (generals, nation leaders, statesmen, monarchs, philosophers, military theorists) to study from in terms of leadership, strategy, tactics (in modern conventional warfare, siege warfare, maneuver warfare, guerrilla warfare, sea, air, etc.), different types of philosophy, and great political skills for a statesman? How and or why, what were their significant achievements, personalities, downfalls, and triumphs?? (Figures who are either great in character or achievement, controversial, or even notorious/infamous) Also, what are some great, noteworthy books to read and study in these topics, especially in military history and military leadership? So far, I know of historical figures like Napoleon, George Catlett Marshall, Patton, Jomini, Sun Tzu, Von Clausewitz, Rommel, Yamamoto, Genghis Khan, Alexander The Great, B.H. Liddell Hart, Scipio, Hannibal, Caesar and a few others.. but who else is extremely notable and important to study for military leadership, strategy, theory, and politics??