The World Atlas of Warfare: Military Innovations that Changed the Course of History

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Viking Studio Books, 1988 - Political Science - 304 pages
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From the Bronze Age war chariot to the invention of gunpowder to the development of the atomic bomb, here is a powerful, detailed, and fully illustrated chronology of the art and science of warfare. 400 photos, maps, and drawings, 200 in full color.

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In this oversized title, Holmes and eight collaborators discuss the different "ages'' of warfare and the various military inventions that characterize them. The idea is good but the writing sometimes ... Read full review

About the author (1988)

Richard Holmes is Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He is the author of the acclaimed and best-selling Tommy and Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket.

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