100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - History - 462 pages
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From the ancient Egyptian battle at Megiddo in 1469 BC to the recent military actions in Iraq, great battles have had an enormous impact on the shaping of history. Now, in this fully illustrated book, one hundred of the world's most important military confrontations are described in detail. 100 Decisive Battles gives us the facts about the battle and also explains where it fits in to the scope of world history.

In each entry we are given the name and date of the battle, the commanders, the size of the opposing forces, and casualties. An account of the battle plan and the military action are strategically discussed, and each description closes with a valuable consideration of how history was affected by the outcome of the conflict. Among the battles presented are the Battle of Thymbra (546 BC), the Battle of Chalons (451 AD), the Battle of Cajamarca (1532), the Battle of Dien Bien Phu (1954), and the Tet Offensive (1968). Accompanying maps and sidebars help further orient us with each military action.

Global in scope, with excellent coverage of American, Central American, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern battles, and with its stirring accounts of familiar battles and many lesser known military conflicts, 100 Decisive Battles is essential reading for military buffs and anyone interested in how the modern world came to be.
  

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Review: 100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present

User Review  - Josh Liller - Goodreads

I picked this up from my local library as some light-n-fluffy history reading and I didn't particularly like it. The presentation felt uneven, the inclusion of maps felt random, the author ... Read full review

Review: 100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present

User Review  - Eugene Slaven - Goodreads

One of my all time favorite military history books, and one that I use regularly as an encyclopedic guide to history's most interesting and significant battles. Each of the 100 chapters is broken down ... Read full review

Contents

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Paul K. Davis is Lecturer at the University of Texas and at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

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