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  - 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

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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

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Vienna 1529
Zama 202 B C
Tenochtitlán 1521
Normandy 1944
Salamis 480 B C
Saratoga 1777
Spanish Armada 1588
Gettysburg 1863

HuaiHai 1948
Waterloo 1815
ArbelaGaugamela 331 B C
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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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