100 Decisive Battles
From Ancient Times to the Present
ISBN13: 9780195143669ISBN10: 0195143663 Paperback, 480 pages
Mar 2001, In Stock
Retail Price to Students:$19.95 (03)
480 pages; 113 halftones & maps; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; ISBN13: 978-0-19-514366-9ISBN10: 0-19-514366-3
An engaging and informative account of 100 key battles in world history, ranging from ancient times to the present
DescriptionFrom the ancient Egyptian battle at Megiddo in 1469 BC to the recent military actions in Iraq, great battles have had an enormous impact on the shaping of history. Now, in this fully illustrated book, one hundred of the world's most important military confrontations are described in detail. 100 Decisive Battles gives us the facts about the battle and also explains where it fits in to the scope of world history.
In each entry we are given the name and date of the battle, the commanders, the size of the opposing forces, and casualties. An account of the battle plan and the military action are strategically discussed, and each description closes with a valuable consideration of how history was affected by the outcome of the conflict. Among the battles presented are the Battle of Thymbra (546 BC), the Battle of Chalons (451 AD), the Battle of Cajamarca (1532), the Battle of Dien Bien Phu (1954), and the Tet Offensive (1968). Accompanying maps and sidebars help further orient us with each military action.
Global in scope, with excellent coverage of American, Central American, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern battles, and with its stirring accounts of familiar battles and many lesser known military conflicts, 100 Decisive Battles is essential reading for military buffs and anyone interested in how the modern world came to be.
- Covers great battles from the ancient Egyptian battle at Megiddo in 1469 BC to the recent military actions in Iraq
- Including illustrations covering one-hundred of the world's most important military confrontations
- Provides excellent coverage of American, Central American, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern battles, and stirring accounts of familiar battles and many lesser known military conflicts