The Age of Battles: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo

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Indiana University Press, 2004 - History - 579 pages
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"One of the most interesting, important, and ambitious books about the conduct, and perhaps the ultimate futility, of war." —Gunther E. Rothenberg

"[A] highly scholarly and wonderfully absorbing study." —John Bayley, The London Review of Books

"What Russell F. Weigley writes, the rest of us read. The Age of Battles is a persuasive reminder that even in the age of 'rational' warfare, one can honestly wonder why war seemed an unavoidable policy choice." —Allan R. Millett, The Journal of American History

 

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Weigley, an authority on the U.S. military experience, has written a superb study of the age of "decisive battles''--that period between 1631 and 1815 when war's economic, social, and technological ... Read full review

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Russell F. Weigley (1930-2004) was Professor of History at Temple University and author of A Great Civil War (winner of the Lincoln Prize); The American Way of War; History of the United States Army; and Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945 (all published by IUP). He lived in Philadelphia.

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