An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)

David Eggenberger


"A badly wanted addition to public and armed forces libraries and to the cabinets of each army author … a definitive job." — military Times
Megiddo, Thermopylae, Waterloo, Stalingrad, Vietnam … not anything has ruled man's realization, challenged his power, produced extra heroes — and destruction — than warfare. This enormous one-volume paintings strains the lengthy background of that uniquely human task in brilliant, actual debts of over 1,500 the most important army conflicts, Spanning greater than 3,400 years, it incorporates a landscape of conflict so entire that no unmarried quantity love it exists.
All the basic info of each significant conflict in recorded heritage on land and at sea — from the 1st conflict of Megiddo in 1479 B. C. to Grenada in 1984 — are lined. for extra comfort, this paintings lists the engagements in alphabetical order, from "Aachen," the 1st access, to "Zutphen," the last.
You'll locate painstakingly researched, objectively written descriptions of the Persia-Greek conflicts of the 5th century B. C., Roman Empire wars, Napoleonic Wars, the yank Civil conflict, global Wars I and II, and plenty of extra. additionally integrated are penetrating analyses of the jobs performed via commanders of genius — Alexander, Julius Caesar, Hannibal, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Khalid ibn al-Walid, and different momentous figures. Updating this already complete source, a brand new Appendix offers with more moderen conflicts: the Vietnam conflict, the Yom Kippur struggle, the Soviet career of Afghanistan, the Iran-Iraq conflict, the Falkland Islands conflict, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and the U. S. invasion of Grenada.
Each access contains states, strategic occasions, army leaders, troop numbers, strategies, casualties and military/political results of the battles. moreover, you will discover pass references on the finish of every access, ninety nine conflict maps and a complete index containing titles and alliances and treaties, well-known quotations, slogans, trap words … even conflict cries.
An Encyclopedia of Battles is a complete library of army heritage in a single handy space-saving quantity. scholars, historians, writers, army buffs … somebody drawn to the topic will locate this low-cost paperbound variation an fundamental reference and a desirable examine of the world's army past.

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