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A History of War in 100 Battles

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ISBN 13 : 0199390711
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Download A History of War in 100 Battles PDF Format Full Free by R. J. Overy and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. In his newest book, Richard Overy plumbs over 3,000 years of history, from the Fall of Troy in 1200 BC to the Fall of Baghdad in 2003, to locate the 100 battles that he believes the most momentous. Arranged by themes such as leadership, innovation, deception, and courage under fire, Overy presents engaging essays on each battle that together provide a rich picture of how combat has changed through the ages, as well as highlighting what has remained consistent despite advances in technology. The battles covered here offer a wide geographic sweep, from ancient Greece to China, Constantinople to Moscow, North to South America, providing a picture of the dominant empires across time and context for comparison between various military cultures. From familiar engagements like Thermopylae (480 BC), Verdun (1916), and the Tet Offensive (1968) to lesser-studied battles such as Zama (202 BC), Arsuf (1191), and Navarino Bay (1827), Overy presents the key actors, choices, and contingencies, focusing on those details--sometimes overlooked--that decided the battle. The American victory at the Battle of Midway, for example, was determined by only ten bombs. It was, as Wellington said of Waterloo, a "near run thing." 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, and changed the face of warfare.


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The Battle 100

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ISBN 13 : 140223189X
Pages : 368 pages
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Download The Battle 100 PDF Format Full Free by Michael Lee Lanning and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2005-04-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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100 Decisive Battles

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ISBN 13 : 9780195143669
Pages : 484 pages
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Download 100 Decisive Battles PDF Format Full Free by Paul K. Davis and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2001 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveys the one hundred most decisive battles in world history from the Battle of Megiddo in 1469 B.C. to Desert Storm, 1991.


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ISBN 13 : 9781578595099
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Download The Handy Military History Answer Book PDF Format Full Free by Samuel Willard Crompton and published by Handy Answer Books. This book was released on 2015 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brutality and fear. Heroism and sacrifice. Military history is a fascinating, complex, and often contradictory subject. War and fighting between tribes, clans, groups and countries has been with us forever. Great leaders, great villains, pivotal moments and events become transformative, causing political, social, and technological upheavals, which were often built on the foundation of war. The Handy Military History Answer Book is a captivating, concise, and convenient look at how the world, the United States, and the lives we lead today have been changed by war and the military. The weapons, leaders, soldiers, battles, tactics, strategies, blunders, technologies, and outcomes are all examined in this powerful primer on the military, its history--and world history. From early Greeks and Romans to Genghis Kahn and other great conquering militaries of the past, continuing on through the civil wars and world wars that shaped the boundaries of today''s nations, and to the modern weapons, technologies, guerrilla warfare, and terrorism currently reported in the nightly news, this book investigates everything from the smallest miscalculations and maneuvers to the biggest invasions and battles, as well as the cutting-edge technologies and firepower that led to victories and helped change the world. The Handy Military History Answer Book looks at the who, the what, the why, and the how of conflicts throughout history. It answers over 1,100 questions, from the mostly widely asked to the more obscure, such as: Who cast the first stone (of human history)? Who were the "Sea Peoples?" Is there anything to the story of Ancient Troy? Could Alexander the Great have conquered the early Roman Republic? How wealthy would each of Alexander''s men been had the treasure at Persepolis been divided? How many Romans lost their lives at the Battle of Cannae? Why did people underestimate Julius Caesar when he was in his thirties? How many men, and auxiliary fighters, were there in a Roman legion? Was the Battle of Actium truly decisive? And what way? Which precious metal did the Vikings prefer above all others? Do we even have his name--Genghis Khan--right? Who employed the composite bow with greater effectiveness: the Arabs or the Turks? Why did Pope Urban II go to central France in 1095? Where did Richard the Lion-Heart get his nickname? Why on earth did Hitler code-name his invasion of Russia for a German emperor who drowned? Who was the greater wit: Voltaire or King Frederick the Great? About whom did King George II remark: "Mad, is he? Well I hope he bites some of my other generals?" What great poet spent years gathering food and wine for the Spanish Armada? What was the price for King Francis'' freedom, in 1526? How long did it take to learn how to use the longbow? What was the largest of the cannon brought by the Ottoman Turks to the siege of Constantinople Who took over when Genghis Khan died (after a fall from his horse)? What did the Franciscan monks say when they returned from Karakorum? Was Napoleon really not French? Who won the Battle of the Nile, and how? Where was the world''s first submarine deployed? When did George Washington have to alter all his plans: and how did he go about making the change? How many people died at the Siege of Fort Sumter? What was the worst day of the Civil War, in the Far West? When were balloons first deployed in warfare? Where did the name "Uncle Sam" come from? What signals did Paul Revere watch for on the evening of April 18, 1775? What did Rasputin have to say about the approach of the First World War? How close did Hitler come to victory at Moscow in 1941? What ten days decided the outcome of World War II? What was so special about the B-24? When did the Cold War commence? What was the last action of the Yom Kippur War? What role did Colin Powell play in the run-up to war in Iraq?


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The Greatest Battles in History

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ISBN 13 : 9781782745440
Pages : 320 pages
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War: A History in 100 Battles

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ISBN 13 : 000822076X
Pages : 416 pages
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Download War: A History in 100 Battles PDF Format Full Free by Richard Overy and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The object of this book is to introduce readers to a whole range of military history which has all the drama, dangers, horrors and excitement that we associate with Stalingrad or the Somme. Battles are acute moments of history whenever and wherever they have been fought. Through them we can understand how warfare and world history have evolved.


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Battles That Changed American History: 100 of the Greatest Victories and Defeats

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ISBN 13 : 1440828628
Pages : 355 pages
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Download Battles That Changed American History: 100 of the Greatest Victories and Defeats PDF Format Full Free by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-01-22 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating and informative analysis by a distinguished military historian of the 100 most influential battles in American history, presented in an accessible, ready-reference format. • Introductory overview essay helps create a conceptual framework for readers • A list of "further reading" selections with each entry and a full bibliography identify avenues to further study • Fact boxes throughout the text provide quick, essential information for each battle


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ISBN 13 : 9781781316733
Pages : 656 pages
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Download The Desert War PDF Format Full Free by Alan Moorehead and published by Aurum Press. This book was released on 2017-03-08 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alan Moorehead was a peerless war correspondent who covered the entire war in North Africa from 1940-1943. The trilogy of books he wrote on the prolonged battles between Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Corps immediately drew universal acclaim, and remains and epic account as extraordinary now as it was then. This reissue of Alan Moorehead's classic trilogy on the North Africa campaign 1940-1943 will coinide with the 75th anniversary of the Battles for El Alamein in July and October 1942.


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100 Battles That Shaped World History

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ISBN 13 : 9780912517278
Pages : 116 pages
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Download 100 Battles That Shaped World History PDF Format Full Free by Samuel Willard Crompton and published by Sourcebooks Explore. This book was released on 1997 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronologically profiles one-hundred significant battles from 1294 BC through the present day, highlighting strategies, tactics, weapons, and commanders


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ISBN 13 : 9780674016965
Pages : 436 pages
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Download Fighting the Great War PDF Format Full Free by Michael S. Neiberg and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this lively book, Neiberg offers a concise history based on the latest research and insights into the soldiers, commanders, battles, and legacies of World War I, called the Great War. Photos.


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The American Way of War

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ISBN 13 : 9780253280299
Pages : 612 pages
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Download The American Way of War PDF Format Full Free by Russell F. Weigley and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1977 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: " . . . a strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required." —History "A particularly timely account." —Kansas City Times "It reads easily but is not a popularized history . . . nor does the book become a history of battles. . . . Weigley's analyses and interpretations are searching, competent, and useful." —Perspective


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The Battle of Grunwald

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ISBN 13 : 9781691240302
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Download The Battle of Grunwald PDF Format Full Free by Charles River Editors and published by . This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *Includes pictures *Includes a bibliography for further reading "We accept the swords you send us, and in the name of Christ, before whom all stiff-necked pride must bow, we shall do battle." - PolishKing Vladislav II As the dissipating fog gave way to an unnerving sight, the mass of frightening figures clad head to toe in gleaming armor would have been enough to take anyone's breath away. Some of them were mounted on the backs of handsome stallions, while others leaned forward with squared shoulders, ready to attack. In one swift motion, the men unsheathe their swords and raise it over their heads, their weapons winking as the glare of the sunlight bounces off the blade. To the somewhat trained eye, these warriors in Norman-inspired gear would have appeared to be one of the Crusader forces, but it is that bold black cross painted across their chests and shields that give them away. These men were none other than the fabled Teutonic Knights. The knights of the Teutonic Order have since been compared to the surreal creature that appeared to the biblical Ezekiel, one that bore 2 faces - one of a man's, and one of a lion's. The human side of the creature is said to symbolize the order's charity, whereas the lion was a metaphor for its valor and gallant spirit, which they relied on to vanquish the heathens of the world. Like other secretive groups, the mystery surrounding the Teutonic Knights has helped their legacy endure. While some conspiracy theorists attempt to tie the group to other alleged secret societies like the Illuminati, other groups have tried to assert connections with the Teutonic Knights to bolster their own credentials. Who they were and what they had in their possession continue to be a source of great intrigue even among non-historical circles. While the military orders are now often tied to religion or conspiracy theories, they did once wield great power and influence in Europe, and their actions had consequences centuries after they had reached their peak. This was made clear in the wake of a major battle fought between German and Russian forces from August 26-30, 1914 during the First World War. It occurred in Masuria, a region of marshes, woodland, and numerous lakes in northern Poland, almost 400,000 men were involved, and it was a decisive victory for the Germans, who annihilated the Russian army. The Germans named the battle after Tannenberg (Polish Stebark), and the battle, though widely fought over 100 miles, did indeed encompass the village, but there was a historical reason for assigning the name to the battle. On July 15, 1410, Tannenberg was the site of another decisive battle between the army of the Germanic Teutonic Order and that of Poland-Lithuania, a battle now commonly referred to as the Battle of Grunwald (after another nearby village). German nationalism saw the destruction of the Russians as vengeance upon the Slavs for the defeat of 1410, and the Nazis also exploited that sentiment during their invasions of Poland and Russia. Conversely, for Poles and Russians, the Teutonic Knights were precursors of the rapacious Germans of the Second and Third Reichs, and Grunwald was a symbol of freedom and resistance. These sentiments remain strong to this day. These considerations aside, the Battle of Grunwald was significant for a number of reasons. It marked the end of the German colonization of Slavic and Baltic lands in northeastern Europe that had begun in the 12th century. It therefore also marked the beginning of an age when the Slavic (principally the Polish) peoples could grow and expand without interference from the West. The battle also signified the end of the Teutonic Knights as a major power and marked the rise of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.


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Pages : 590 pages
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Download Pendulum of War PDF Format Full Free by Niall Barr and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2004 with total page 590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on extensive original research, the author paints a vivid picture of the fighting during the Battle of El Alamein. From the early and desperate days of July 1942 to the final, if costly, victory in November later that year, this is the story of an army that learnt from its mistakes.


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ISBN 13 : 1465481796
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Download World War II Map by Map PDF Format Full Free by DK and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore World War II in unprecedented detail with this compelling geographical guide. If you're interested in finding out more about one of the deadliest wars in history, then this war book is perfect for you. World War II Map by Map is an intricately detailed history book, that will encourage you to get a sense of the magnitude, mobility and speed at which the colossal armies swept through these vast landscapes during a war that claimed millions of lives and spanned through many areas globally. Follow the key developments of World War II in unprecedented visual detail, with more than 100 specially created historical maps covering all major theatres of war. Discover how the conflict raged around the globe on land, air, and sea, while timelines provide an in-depth chronology of events. Beautiful archival photographs, contemporary artefacts, and profiles of famous leaders reveal the full story of the war that shaped the modern world. So what are you waiting for? Journey back in time and uncover: - 9 main contemporary maps, including battle maps from both Allies and Axis countries, explain key events. - Easy-to-read text panels to accompany the maps for a deeper understanding of each topic. - Set out into 5 Chapters with 11 narrative overviews - 30 photo feature spreads exploring topics beyond the War - Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Bursting with striking illustrations and full of fascinating detail, this world war 2 book is the ultimate gift for history students, general readers, and military history enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy watching military documents, or you’re looking for the perfect gift for the history lover in your life, World War II Map by Map can be enjoyed by adults and children aged 12+ alike. Written by a team of historians headed by Richard Overy as a consultant, this history book for adults examines in detail how the most destructive conflict in history changed the face of our world. At DK, we believe in the power of discovery. So why stop there? The Map by Map series includes other titles such as History of the World Map by Map and Battles Map by Map, each detailing historical events and placing them in the context of geography. DK's luxurious Map by Map books are fantastic history gifts, packed with fascinating facts, high-quality photography, and detailed profiles and descriptions of people and events.


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Download Numbers, Predictions, and War PDF Format Full Free by Trevor Nevitt Dupuy and published by Bobbs-Merrill Company. This book was released on 1979 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This remarkable book for war-gamers, political and military analysts, and anyone else interested in military history - or in future history - is the result of a series of studies undertaken for the United States Department of Defense and for the British Defence Operational Analysis Establishment. In order to prepare for strategic contingencies, military planners wanted to know what modern historical experiences could tell them about teh nature of combat and the reasons for a group's success or failure. Some Pentagon officials also needed to find out the extent to which these historical experiences could provide a basis for predicting battle outcomes.


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Pages : 352 pages
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Download Fields of Battle PDF Format Full Free by John Keegan and published by Knopf. This book was released on 1996 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With 16 pages of photographs and 4 maps.