The Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles (Google eBook)
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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Review: Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential BattlesUser Review - Timothy Boyd - Goodreads
Very well written reference book. The writer does a fantastic job telling about not only the battle but the events leading up to it's cause and the effects it has had on both world and military events since then. Nice book to read a few pages a day to learn something new. Very recommended Read full review
Review: Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential BattlesUser Review - Paul Abbott - Goodreads
Although I think most people would change the order of Lanning's Top 100 Battle he hits most of them square on the head for why they were important how they changed the war, the country, the world. Great read! Read full review
Zama 202 B C
Salamis 480 B C
Spanish Armada 1588
ArbelaGaugamela 331 B C