A Military History of the Western World: From the Defeat of the Spanish Armada to the Battle of Waterloo

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Da Capo Press, 1987 - History - 572 pages
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General Fuller is already admitted to be the most original and influential military thinker that Great Britain has ever produced; now he must be reckoned as one of her major military historians...an excellence which it would be impertinent to praise.
  

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Contents

The rivalry between England and Spain
1
The defeat of the Spanish Armada 1588
8
The Armada Campaign 1588
33
The disruption of Christendom
40
The Thirty Years War 16191648
43
Chapter s The Battles of Breitenfeld and Liitzen 1631
49
Battle of Breitenfeld 1631
61
Battle of Lutzen 1632
68
Chapter o The Capitulation of Saratoga 1777
279
The Saratoga Campaign 1777
287
Battle of Bennington 1777
295
Second Battle of Freemans Farm 1777
305
Chronicle to The progress of the rebellion 17781781
310
Battle of the Chesapeake 1781
329
Chapter to The Battle of the Chesapeake and the Siege
331
Siege of Yorktown 1781
335

Chronicle j The constitutional struggle in England
76
Chapter3 The Battle of Naseby 1645
85
The Campaign of Naseby 1645
101
Battle of Naseby 1645
104
The ascension of France
118
The Battle of Blenheim 1704
127
Marlboroughs March to the Danube 1704
137
The Schellenberg 1704
141
The rise of the Muscovite Empire
156
The Great Northern War 17001721
164
Battle of Poltava 1709
165
The rise and expansion of Prussia
187
Battle of Rossbach 1757
204
Battle of Leuthen 1757
211
The expansion of the British Empire in India
216
Battle of Plassey 1759
237
The struggle between England and France
243
Operations against Quebec 1759
253
Chronicle o The revolt of the American Colonies
271
Chronicle it The coming of the French Revolution
346
The Argonne 1792 354
354
Battle of Valmy 1792
362
Chronicle is The maritime struggle between France
370
The Battle of Trafalgar 1805
376
Battle of Trafalgar 1805
396
The continental struggle between France
405
The Jena Campaign 1806
416
The Battlefield of Jena 1806
434
The Battlefield of Auerstadt 1806
436
The continental struggle between France
444
The Leipzig Campaign 1813
455
The Battlefield of Leipzig 1813
478
The campaign of 1814
487
Napoleons Concentration June 1519 1815
497
Battles of QuatreBras and Ligny between 2 0 p m
519
Index
545
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Major General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966) was one of the most important and original military thinkers of this century. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare which were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include A Military History of the Western World (3 volumes), The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant, and The Generalship of Alexander the Great, all of which are available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Book Group.

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