Battle: A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years of Combat

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DK Pub., 2009 - History - 360 pages
DK's Battle draws together, for the first time, the many facets of battle -- the glory and the gore, the attrition and atrocity -- in a new and original way. Organized chronologically, Battle provides a detailed overview of the conduct of warfare through the centuries, from the first recorded battle at Megiddo between the massed ranks of Hittites and Egyptians, to the war of the missing Weapons of Mass Destruction. In each era, the technology that transformed the battlefield and the tactics that won the day are explored and explained. Battle is an indispensable reference to this most fundamental part of the human story.

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

This is another handsome book from DK. The visuals are a combination of maps, timelines, weapons, uniforms, and portraits of military leaders. The text is mostly sketches of significant battles ... Read full review

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Awesome detailed book, a must read for the history junkie.

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About the author (2009)

R.G. Grant is a history writer who has published more than 20 books, many of them dealing with aspects of military conflict. He has written on the American Revolution, World War I, and World War II, and is the author of DK's Battle, Warrior, and Flight: 100 Years of Aviation.

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