100 decisive battles: from ancient times to the present

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ABC-CLIO, Dec 1, 1999 - History - 462 pages
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Key battles have shaped history since time immemorial; now a handy reference work spotlights 100 of the world's most important military confrontations, from 1469 B.C. to A.D. 1991.

What if the Saxons had triumphed over the Normans in the Battle of Hastings? If Washington had lost the Battle of Trenton? If Lee had won at Gettysburg? If the Germans had held the Allies at bay in Normandy? The world would be a much different place today.
-- Describes the historical context and goals of each conflict, with detailed battle plans, actions, commanders, force size, and casualties
-- Spotlights military actions from 1469 B.C. to A.D. 1991

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

User Review  - Jef - Goodreads

Well here you go the quick cheat sheet for all the historical battles that changed the course of history. Very informative very easy to read very very educational. I reccccomend highly for all 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


Megiddo 1479 B C
Syracuse 415413 B C
Gaugamela Arbela 331 B C

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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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