An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
By David Eggenberger
Megiddo, Thermopylae, Waterloo, Stalingrad, Vietnam … not anything has ruled man's recognition, challenged his strength, produced extra heroes — and destruction — than warfare. This huge one-volume paintings lines the lengthy background of that uniquely human job in brilliant, actual debts of over 1,500 an important army conflicts, Spanning greater than 3,400 years, it incorporates a landscape of battle so entire that no unmarried quantity love it exists.
All the basic information of each significant conflict in recorded heritage on land and at sea — from the 1st conflict of Megiddo in 1479 B. C. to Grenada in 1984 — are lined. for additional comfort, this paintings lists the engagements in alphabetical order, from "Aachen," the 1st access, to "Zutphen," the last.
You'll locate painstakingly researched, objectively written descriptions of the Persia-Greek conflicts of the 5th century B. C., Roman Empire wars, Napoleonic Wars, the yankee Civil struggle, global Wars I and II, and plenty of extra. additionally integrated are penetrating analyses of the jobs performed by way of commanders of genius — Alexander, Julius Caesar, Hannibal, Napoleon, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Khalid ibn al-Walid, and different momentous figures. Updating this already complete source, a brand new Appendix bargains with newer conflicts: the Vietnam warfare, the Yom Kippur warfare, the Soviet career of Afghanistan, the Iran-Iraq battle, the Falkland Islands conflict, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and the U. S. invasion of Grenada.
Each access contains states, strategic occasions, army leaders, troop numbers, strategies, casualties and military/political results of the battles. moreover, you will find move references on the finish of every access, ninety nine conflict maps and a complete index containing titles and alliances and treaties, recognized quotations, slogans, trap words … even conflict cries.
An Encyclopedia of Battles is a whole library of army background in a single handy space-saving quantity. scholars, historians, writers, army buffs … someone drawn to the topic will locate this reasonably cheap paperbound version an fundamental reference and a desirable research of the world's army past.