100 Decisive Battles

Author: Paul K. Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195143669
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Surveys the one hundred most decisive battles in world history from the Battle of Megiddo in 1469 B.C. to Desert Storm, 1991.

100 Decisive Battles

Author: Paul K. Davis
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Surveys the one hundred most decisive battles in world history from the Battle of Megiddo in 1469 B.C. to Desert Storm, 1991.

A History of War in 100 Battles

Author: R. J. Overy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199390711
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"Their very names--Gettysburg, Waterloo, Stalingrad--evoke images of great triumph and equally great suffering, moments when history seemed to hang in the balance. Considered in relation to each other, such battles--and others of less immediate renown--offer insight into the changing nature of armed combat, advances in technology, shifts in strategy and thought, as well as altered geopolitical landscapes. The most significant military engagements in history define the very nature of war ... Rather than focusing on the question of victory or defeat, Overy examines what an engagement can tell us on a larger level about the history of warfare itself. New weapons and tactics can have a sudden impact on the outcome of a battle--but so too can leadership, or the effects of a clever deception, or raw courage. Overy offers a deft and visually captivating look at the engagements that have shaped the course of human history"--Amazon.com.

Battles That Changed History

Author: Rupert Butler
Publisher: Amber
ISBN: 9781906626808
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Looks at more than forty-five significant battles through history, including Marathon, Alesia, Hastings, Gettysburg, and Stalingrad.

Masters of the Battlefield

Author: Paul Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195342356
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A catalogue of history's greatest military leaders - from the Classical Age to the Napoleonic Era - and what drove them to victory.

The Battle 100

Author: Michael Lee Lanning
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 140223189X
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A single day in the heat of armed conflict can shape the future of the world. Throughout history, individual battles have inspired the birth of nations, the devastation of cultures and the triumph of revolutions. Yet while some battles rise up as the cornerstones of history, others fade in our cultural memory, forgotten as minor skirmishes. Why is this so? What makes a battle "important"? Celebrated veteran and military expert Michael Lee Lanning offers a provocative response with The Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles. Lanning ranks history's 100 greatest battles according to their influence, both immediate and long-term. Thought-provoking and controversial, Lanning's rankings take us to the heart of the battles and reveal their true greatness.

Moment of Battle

Author: Dr. James Lacey
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 034552697X
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Two leading military historians present a case for what they have identified as the 20 most crucial battles of all time, explaining how each conflict represents a historical epoch that triggered profound transformations and significantly shaped the development of the modern world.

An Encyclopedia of Battles

Author: David Eggenberger
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486142019
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Essential details of every major battle in recorded history from the first battle of Megiddo in 1479 B. C. to Grenada in 1984. List of battle maps. 99 illustrations.

The Galleys at Lepanto

Author: Jack Beeching
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
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Depicts the sixteenth-century battle between the forces of Christianity and the Ottoman Empire for the control of the Mediterranean Sea

50 Battles That Changed the World

Author: William Weir
Publisher: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1682617653
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Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Ranked in order of their relevance to the modern world, these struggles range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all—Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which kept the world's first democracy alive. Others may be less familiar—the naval battle at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, and Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines. With remarkable accounts of both famous and lesser-known clashes, 50 Battles provides impressive insight into the battles that shaped civilization as we know it.