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A History of Warfare

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ISBN 13 : 0307828573
Pages : 496 pages
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Download A History of Warfare PDF Format Full Free by John Keegan and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2012-09-19 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The acclaimed author and preeminent military historian John Keegan examines centuries of human conflict. From primitive man in the bronze age to the end of the cold war in the twentieth century, Keegan shows how armed conflict has been a primary preoccupation throughout the history of civilization and how deeply rooted its practice has become in our cultures. "Keegan is at once the most readable and the most original of living military historians . . . A History of Warfare is perhaps the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written."--The New York Times Book Review.


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World History of Warfare

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ISBN 13 : 9780803219410
Pages : 626 pages
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A History of War in 100 Battles

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ISBN 13 : 0199390711
Pages : 385 pages
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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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Soldiers

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Pages : 296 pages
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Download Soldiers PDF Format Full Free by John Keegan and published by Hamish Hamilton. This book was released on 1985 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Soldaterliv; Soldatens Historie; Soldaters Vilkår; Kampmoral; Kampvilje; Soldaterkammeratskab; Korpsånd; Soldiers; Fighting Man; Wariors; Krigene; Store Slag og Kampe; Store Generaler; Store Hærførere; Hære; Hærstyrker; Regimentshistorie; Hæres Historie; Warfare; Krigskunst; Krigsvidenskab; Krigsteorier; Militærliv; Kampvogne; Tank Warfare; Partisankrigsførelse; Guerrillakrigsførelse; Verdun; Skyttegravskrigsførelse; Wellington; Ypres; Vietnamkrigen; 1. Verdenskrig; 2. Verdenskrig; Romerske Legioner; Blitzkrieg; Overlord; SAS; Commandosoldater; Preussiske Hære; Våbenhistorie; Våbenudvikling; Uniformshistorie; Medical Care; Royal Engineers; Stalingrad; Napoleon; Napoleonskrigene; Franske Hær; Franske Soldater; Grande Armee; Engelske Hær; Logistics of Warfare; Heste i Krigsførelsen; Irregulær Krigsførelse; Israelske Hær; Tyske Hær; Gustavus Adolphus; Fransk-Tyske Krig; Fighting Spirit; Esprit de Corps; Buddy-System; Belønningssystemer; Medaljer; Udmærkelser; Dekorationer; Schlieffen-Plan; Cambrai; Burma; Arab-Israeli Conflicts; Air Warfare; Alexander den Store; Frederik den Store; Che Guevara; Korstog; Crusades; Crecy; Disciplin; Austerlitz; Shell Shock; Lejesoldater; Clausewitz; Guderian; Rommel; Lawrence, T.E.; Kursk; Koreakrigen; Green Berets; Kommandosoldater; Xenophon


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The Lessons of Terror

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ISBN 13 : 1588362051
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Lessons of Terror PDF Format Full Free by Caleb Carr and published by Random House. This book was released on 2002-01-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Lessons of Terror, novelist and military historian Caleb Carr examines terrorism throughout history and the roots of our present crisis and reaches a provocative set of conclusions: the practice of targeting enemy civilians is as old as warfare itself; it has always failed as a military and political tactic; and despite the dramatic increases in its scope and range of weapons, it will continue to fail in the future. International terrorism—the victimization of unarmed civilians in an attempt to affect their support for the government that leads them—is a phrase with which Americans have become all too familiar recently. Yet while at first glance terrorism seems a relatively modern phenomenon, Carr illustrates that it has been a constant of military history. In ancient times, warring armies raped and slaughtered civilians and gratuitously destroyed property, homes, and cities; in the Middle Ages, evangelical Muslims and Christian crusaders spread their faiths by the sword; and in the early modern era, such celebrated kings as Louis XIV revealed a taste for victimizing noncombatants for political purposes. It was during the Civil War that Americans themselves first engaged in “total war,” the most egregious of the many euphemisms for the tactics of terror. Under the leadership of such generals as Stonewall Jackson, the forces of the South tried to systematize this horrifying practice; but it fell to a Union general, William Tecumseh Sherman, to achieve that dubious goal. Carr recounts Sherman’s declaration of war on every man, woman, and child in the South—a policy that he himself knew was badly flawed, had nothing to do with his military successes (indeed, it hampered them), and brought long-term unrest to the American South by giving birth to the Ku Klux Klan. Carr’s exploration of terror reveals its consistently self-defeating nature. Far from prompting submission, Carr argues, terrorism stiffens enemy resolve: for this reason above all, terrorism has never achieved—nor will it ever achieve—long-term success, however physically destructive and psychologically debilitating it may become. With commanding authority and the storyteller’s gift for which he is renowned, Caleb Carr provides a critical historical context for understanding terrorist acts today, arguing that terrorism will be eradicated only when it is perceived as a tactic that brings nothing save defeat to its agents.


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Men in Arms

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Publisher : Holt McDougal
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Pages : 478 pages
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Warfare in the Seventeenth Century

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Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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ISBN 13 : 9780304352890
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Warfare in the Seventeenth Century PDF Format Full Free by John Childs and published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. This book was released on 2001 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the 17th century, technological evolutions in fortifications and arms meant wars grew longer, armies larger, and military formations more disciplined. From the Thirty Years' War to the campaigns of Louis XIV, a richly detailed picture emerges from this narrative. Military life and structure in the 1600s -- its conflicts and conduct, the rise of a standing army, the difficulties posed by reliance on paid soldiers, the changing weaponry, the politics are covered, and through it all, the relentless world shift from ancient to modern.


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A History of Warfare

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Publisher : William Morrow & Company
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ISBN 13 : 9780688016456
Pages : 584 pages
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Download A History of Warfare PDF Format Full Free by Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein (Viscount) and published by William Morrow & Company. This book was released on 1983-01-01 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chronological illustrated history of warfare from the Ancient Greeks through World War II with chapters on military thinking and the ethics of war


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The Cambridge History of Warfare

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ISBN 13 : 9780521618953
Pages : 536 pages
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Download The Cambridge History of Warfare PDF Format Full Free by Geoffrey Parker and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-08-22 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compelling subject, war is common to almost all known societies and almost all periods of history. The Cambridge History of Warfare is a comprehensive account of war in the West. The combined effort of seven leading experts, this book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, seas, and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and blitzkreig; guerrilla assault and nuclear warfare. It places in context particular key elements in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the advent of gunpower in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air strikes of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress and how these help explain the rise of the West over the past two millenia to global military dominance.


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A History of Air Warfare

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ISBN 13 : 1597976385
Pages : 488 pages
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Download A History of Air Warfare PDF Format Full Free by John Andreas Olsen and published by Potomac Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This one-volume anthology provides a comprehensive analysis of the role that air power has played in military conflicts over the past century. Comprising sixteen essays penned by a global cadre of leading military experts, A History of Air Warfare chronologically examines the utility of air power from the First World War to the second Lebanon war, campaign by campaign. Each essay lays out the objectives, events, and key players of the conflict in question, reviews the role of air power in the strategic and operational contexts, and explores the interplay between the political framework and mil.


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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 13 : 9780792233749
Pages : 302 pages
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Download Battlegrounds PDF Format Full Free by Michael Stephenson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Battlegrounds, Michael Stephenson assembles an impressive roster of the world’s best military historians and writers, including Dr. David Chandler, Richard Holmes, John Warry, and Brendan Morrissey, to discuss the impact of geography on military strategy and history. This collection of essays, illustrated with vintage and modern maps, offers geographic adventure around the world, across centuries, and through every kind of terrain, shedding new light on famous battles and introducing less well-known—but nevertheless significant—moments in military history. Throughout military history, battles have often been determined by certain “geographic imperatives”—characteristics of the terrain that significantly affect the nature of the fighting. Confrontations, therefore, have essentially been decided by an army¼s ability to adapt to geographical features, giving rivers, mountains, and beaches lead roles in the political shaping of the world. From Alexander the Great’s attack across the Granicus in 334 B.C. to the U.S. siege of the mountains of Afghanistan in 2001, geography has been a permanent and crucial factor in battle. Battlegrounds provides an unprecedented and fascinating look at this most formidable of adversaries throughout the history of warfare.


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ISBN 13 : 1472808622
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Trench PDF Format Full Free by Stephen Bull and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-20 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Even now, 100 years on from the conflict, the image of trenches stretching across Western Europe – packed with young men clinging to life in horrendous conditions – remains a powerful reminder of one of the darkest moments in human history. In this excellent study of trench warfare on the Western Front, expert Dr Stephen Bull reveals the experience of life in the trenches, from length of service and coping with death and disease, to the uniforms and equipment given to soldiers on both sides of the conflict. He reveals how the trenches were constructed, the weaponry which was developed specifically for this new form of warfare, the tactics employed in mass attacks and the increasingly adept defensive methods designed to hold ground at all cost. Packed with photographs, illustrations, annotated trench maps, documents and first-hand accounts, this compelling narrative provides a richly detailed account of World War I, providing a soldier's-eye-view of life in the ominous trenches that scarred the land.


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A History of Jungle Warfare

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Publisher : Pen & Sword Military
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ISBN 13 : 9781399020169
Pages : 0 pages
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Download A History of Jungle Warfare PDF Format Full Free by Bryan Perrett and published by Pen & Sword Military. This book was released on 2022-10-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A world where little light penetrates. Of dense vegetation, tangled roots, fetid mud and swamps. Where the helicopter, sophisticated weaponry and technology have revolutionized military combat. But where survival still depends on acute observation and listening for the slightest sound. The jungle. Backdrop to one of the most gruelling of all forms of warfare. To wars that in recent times have changed the course of history. The subject of this expert, extensively illustrated study by Bryan Perrett.Originally published to acclaim in 1990 by Patrick Stephens Limited, this re-issue represents a determination on the publisher's part to keep this esteemed volume in print.


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A History of War

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ISBN 13 : 9781839406782
Pages : 256 pages
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Download A History of War PDF Format Full Free by Chris McNab and published by . This book was released on 2021-01-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A History of War explains the dark but compelling story of warfare, from its emergence in prehistoric tribal disputes, through great imperial and global wars, to present-day counter-insurgency and 'hybrid' conflicts. Two factors sit at the heart of this story: technology - including weapons, vehicle systems and vehicles and tactics. A History of War charts the rise of the army, explaining how primitive tribal war parties evolved through seasonal levies and feudal armies to professional standing armies and mass conscription forces, with formal organisational structures. The narrative of A History of War is sewn together by the conflicts that have periodically reshaped history, from localised insurgencies to vast world wars. The book provides summaries and insights into these conflicts while recognising the human drama of conflict, with first-hand insight into the experience of combat, either as a combatant or as a civilian swept up in violent times. Heavily illustrated with art, maps and photographs, and written with both authority and accessibility, A History of War provides a comprehensive single-volume overview of warfare and how it has shaped our world.


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With Arrow, Sword, and Spear

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ISBN 13 : 9780275952594
Pages : 312 pages
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Download With Arrow, Sword, and Spear PDF Format Full Free by Alfred S. Bradford and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes the strategies, battlefield tactics, great commanders, and technology that made success possible in ancient warfare in Greece, Rome, Parthia, India, and China.


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ISBN 13 : 0140048979
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Download The Face of Battle PDF Format Full Free by John Keegan and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1983-01-27 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Keegan's groundbreaking portrayal of the common soldier in the heat of battle -- a masterpiece that explores the physical and mental aspects of warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme. The Face of Battle is a companion volume to John Keegan's classic study of the individual soldier, The Mask of Command: together they form a masterpiece of military and human history.


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The Price of Admiralty

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Pages : 328 pages
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Download The Price of Admiralty PDF Format Full Free by John Keegan and published by Viking Adult. This book was released on 1988 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author illuminates naval history, offering a brilliant dissection of four landmark sea battles, each featuring a different type of warship: the Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Jutland in World War I, the Battle of Midway in World War II, and the Battle of the Atlantic.