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

Contents

Foreword
xi
1 Yorktown
1
2 Hastings
5
3 Stalingrad
8
4 Leipzig
12
5 Antietam
15
6 Cajamarca
19
7 Atomic Bombing of Japan
22
53 Lepanto
179
54 Sardis
183
55 Poltava
186
56 Panipat
189
57 Syracuse
192
58 Breitenfeld
196
59 Metaurus River
199
60 Hampton Roads
202

8 Huaihai
26
9 Waterloo
30
10 Vienna
34
11 Zama
37
12 Tenochtitlán
40
13 Normandy
43
14 Salamis
47
15 Saratoga
50
16 The Spanish Armada
54
17 Gettysburg
58
18 ArbelaGaugamela
62
19 Mexico City
65
20 Actium
69
21 Mecca
72
22 Moscow
76
23 San Jacinto
79
24 Tours
83
25 Indus River
86
26 Alesia
89
27 Sedan
92
28 Marathon
95
29 Quebec
98
30 Milvian Bridge
101
31 Manzikert
105
32 San Juan Hill
108
33 Crécy
112
34 Tsushima Strait
115
35 Granada
119
36 Trafalgar
122
37 Adrianople
125
38 Marne
129
39 Châlons
132
40 Britain
135
41 Constantinople
139
42 Teutoburger Wald
142
43 Valmy
145
44 Midway
148
45 Orleans
152
46 Manila Bay
156
47 Kursk
159
48 Blenheim
162
49 Vicksburg
165
50 Plassey
168
51 Chaeronea
171
52 Tet
174
61 Pydna
206
62 Pearl Harbor
209
63 Tannenberg
213
64 Dien Bien Phu
216
65 Poland
220
66 Leuctra
223
67 Carabobo
226
68 Cerignola
229
69 Bosworth Field
232
70 Austerlitz
235
71 Madrid
238
72 El Alamien
242
73 Sadowa
245
74 Lexington and Concord
248
75 Golan Heights
252
76 Inchon
256
77 Ayacucho
260
78 Port Arthur
264
79 Agincourt
267
80 Yenan
270
81 Hattin
273
82 Guadalcanal
277
83 Naseby
280
84 Kadesh
284
85 Charleston Harbor
287
86 Operation Desert Storm
291
87 KovelStanislav
295
88 Santa Clara
298
89 Jidda
301
90 Malplaquet
304
91 San Pasqual
307
92 La Bicocca
310
93 Megiddo
313
94 Rocroi
316
95 Carthage
319
96 Thames River
322
97 Paardeberg
326
98 TelelKebir
329
99 Vyborg
333
100 Little Big Horn
336
Index
341
Bibliography
349
About the Author
356
Back Cover
357
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About the author (2005)

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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