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

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Indiana University Press, 1991 - History - 579 pages

"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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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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