The Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Apr 1, 2005 - History - 368 pages
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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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User 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

Review: Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles

User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

Started reading the book. Each couple of pages is a description of the strategy pertaining to great battles all throughout history. Didnt have time to finish it, so it's on my "to be continued" list. Easy read if you take one or two "battles" per day. Read full review

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Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning retired from the U.S. Army after more than twenty years of service. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as an infantry platoon leader and company commander. Lanning has written fourteen books on military history, including The Military 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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