Battles that Changed History

Battles that Changed History
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN: 0241428459
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battles that Changed History Book Excerpt:

Discover the stories behind more than 90 of the world's most significant battles in this lavishly illustrated history book. The most important battles ever to take place are brought to life in the most spectacular way. From the brutal battle of Gettysburg to the epic air-sea battle of Midway, find out how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. Journey through the battlefields of history and follow the key developments of World War I, World War II, the Cold War and more in unprecedented visual detail. Using maps, paintings, artefacts, and photographs, Battles That Changed History is a guided tour of every major conflict in history. Explore the stories behind more than 90 important battles and discover how pivotal moments and tactical decisions have altered the course of history. From medieval clashes and great naval conflicts to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are illustrated and analysed in detail. Learn incredible facts about the weapons, armour, soldiers, and military strategies behind some of the greatest battles ever. This reference book includes profiles of famous military leaders like Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Rommel. See how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield. Go into the thick of combat at the Great Siege of Malta, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the icy waters of Dunkirk. It is the ultimate guide to the history of military conflict. Relive 3,000 Years of World-Changing Combat This stunning coffee table book from DK Books is a visual treat for history buffs, old and young. It includes a foreword from award-winning writer, TV presenter and historian, Sir Tony Robinson whose TV credits include Time Team, Blackadder,and The Worst Jobs in History. From the ancient world to the nuclear war, each chapter of this military history book brings the key battles of the era to life: - Before 1000CE: Includes Thermopylae and the Battle of Red Cliffs. - 1000 - 1500: Includes the Battle of Agincourt and Fall of Constantinople. - 1500 - 1700: Includes the Battle of Breitenfeld and Siege of Vienna. - 1700 - 1900: Includes the Battle Waterloo and Gettysburg. - 1900 - Present: Includes Dunkirk and Operation Desert Storm.

Smithsonian Battles That Changed History

Smithsonian  Battles That Changed History
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN: 9781465473844
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smithsonian Battles That Changed History Book Excerpt:

This illustrated guide to history's most famous battles explores military history from ancient battles to the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond. Featuring stunning illustrations and in-depth analysis, this military history book uses maps, paintings, and photographs to reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place. From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, key wars and campaigns are analyzed in detail--the weapons, the soldiers, the military strategy, and the fateful decisions that led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Rommel, and others, and crucial arms, armor, and equipment are explained. Whether at Hastings, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles That Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield throughout history.

Battles That Changed History

Battles That Changed History
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9781782744818
Category: Battles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battles That Changed History Book Excerpt:

Discover the battles that shaped history. A highly informative, richly illustrated guide to more than 45 of history's most significant battles, including Megiddo, Marathon, Alesia, Hastings, Nagashino, Yorktown, Waterloo, Gettysburg, Tsushima, Verdun, Stalingrad, the Tet Offensive, Iraqu Freedom, and many more ; it features clear, full-color tactical maps for each battle, showing at a glance the dispositions and movements of the opposing forces ; for each entry, a quick reference panel provides essential details on the battle's date, location, key players, troops, and outcome.

Battles That Changed History

Battles That Changed History
Author: Rupert Butler
Publsiher: Amber
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN: 9781906626808
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battles That Changed History Book Excerpt:

Looks at more than forty-five significant battles through history, including Marathon, Alesia, Hastings, Gettysburg, and Stalingrad.

50 Battles That Changed the World

50 Battles That Changed the World
Author: William Weir
Publsiher: Permuted Press+ORM
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN: 1682617653
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Battles That Changed the World Book Excerpt:

An informative look at the military conflicts that most altered the course of history and civilization, from ancient times to the modern world. Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Ranked in order of their relevance to the modern world, these struggles range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all—Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which kept the world’s first democracy alive. Others may be less familiar—the naval battle at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, and Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines. With remarkable accounts of both famous and lesser-known clashes, 50 Battles That Changed the World provides impressive insight into the battles that shaped civilization as we know it.

Battles That Changed History

Battles That Changed History
Author: Spencer Tucker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 655
Release: 2010-11
ISBN: 9781598844290
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battles That Changed History Book Excerpt:

Presents over two hundred battles that changed the course of history, including the date, place, participants, and the historical significance of each conflict.

The Battles that Changed History

The Battles that Changed History
Author: Fletcher Pratt
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN: 048631894X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battles that Changed History Book Excerpt:

DIVHistorian profiles 16 crucial conflicts, ancient to modern, that changed the course of Western civilization. Gripping accounts of battles led by Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Ulysses S. Grant, other commanders. 27 maps. /div

50 Battles That Changed the World

50 Battles That Changed the World
Author: William Weir
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-03-30
ISBN: 1442976446
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Battles That Changed the World Book Excerpt:

50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the implications of the battles that were vital in shaping civilization as we know it.

Battles that Changed History

Battles that Changed History
Author: Geoffrey Regan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Battles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battles that Changed History Book Excerpt:

Spanning two and a half thousand years of warfare, from Salamis, where the Greeks put an end to Persian attempts to overwhelm their country, through the Battle of Hastings and the fall of Constantinople to the key engagements in the World Wars: Midway, El Alamein and Stalingrad right up to Operation Desert Storm, Battles that Changed History is a stimulating and lively account of fifty decisive battles that, either as a result of victory or defeat, have had a long-term impact on the course of world history. With the aid of numerous maps and illustrations military expert Geoffrey Regan not only examines the background and consequences of each battle, but also vividly re-creates the actual fighting, analyses the tactics and profiles key commanders and weaponry. Battles that Changed History provides an informative look at the military engagements that have shaped the modern world and will appeal to both the military history enthusiast and the general reader alike.

Wars That Changed History 50 of the World s Greatest Conflicts

Wars That Changed History  50 of the World s Greatest Conflicts
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 1610697863
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wars That Changed History 50 of the World s Greatest Conflicts Book Excerpt:

A thorough study of significant wars throughout history and their influence on world affairs—from the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmore III's Campaigns during 479–459 BCE through the Iraq War of 2003–2011. • Features Illustrations, maps, and photographs to visually engage readers • Discusses the significance of major conflicts and their broad historical consequences • Offers the most recent interpretations as to the causes and effects of each war covered • Provides a list of books for additional reading to expand learning opportunities • Reveals the meaning of the term "tech-tac disjoint" and explains its relevance to to modern use of technology-enabled weaponry

1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History

1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History
Author: R. G. Grant
Publsiher: Chartwell Books
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN: 0785835539
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History Book Excerpt:

A must-have for history lovers and armchair tacticians everywhere, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History looks at mankind's last 5000 years of combat, and how they shaped the world today. From small-scale battles of the ancient world to devastating modern conflicts, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History provides a definitive record of the combats of the last 5000 years which shaped the political and cultural landscape of the world. From the battles of the ancient world involving only a few thousand infantry, to the devastation of the World Wars, and to the efficient, tactical, military actions of today, this book includes the seminal details about key battles, how the battle fit in a war campaign, and the wider political and social impact it had on the region as a whole. 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History is illustrated throughout with ancient carvings, detail-filled tapestries, dramatic paintings, and evocative photography. Award-winning historian R. G. Grant has assembled an expert team of contributors to provide incisive and insightful descriptions of every battle featured. From the Battle of Troy and the Siege of Antioch, to the Battle of Gettysburg and Iwo Jima, this book traces the changing face of warfare around the globe and throughout history. This arresting volume is a worthy addition to any history buff’s shelf.

Moment of Battle

Moment of Battle
Author: James Lacey,Williamson Murray
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN: 0345526996
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moment of Battle Book Excerpt:

Two modern masters of military history make their case for the twenty most pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting trip through the ages to those moments when the fate of the world hung in the balance. In the grand tradition of Edward Creasy’s classic Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, James Lacey and Williamson Murray spotlight only those engagements that changed the course of civilization. In gripping narrative accounts they bring these conflicts and eras to vivid life, detailing the cultural imperatives that led inexorably to the battlefield, the experiences of the common soldiers who fought and died, and the legendary commanders and statesmen who matched wits, will, and nerve for the highest possible stakes. From the great clashes of antiquity to the high-tech wars of the twenty-first century, here are the stories of the twenty most consequential battles ever fought, including • Marathon, where Greece’s “greatest generation” repelled Persian forces three times their numbers—and saved Western civilization in its infancy • Adrianople, the death blow to a disintegrating Roman Empire • Trafalgar, the epic naval victory that cemented a century of British supremacy over the globe • Saratoga, the first truly American victory, won by united colonial militias, which ensured the ultimate triumph of the Revolution • Midway, the ferocious World War II sea battle that broke the back of the Japanese navy • Dien Bien Phu, the climactic confrontation between French imperial troops and Viet Minh rebels that led to American intervention in Vietnam and marked the rise of a new era of insurgent warfare • Operation Peach, the perilous 2003 mission to secure a vital bridge over the Euphrates River that would open the way to Baghdad Historians and armchair generals will argue forever about which battles have had the most direct impact on history. But there can be no doubt that these twenty are among those that set mankind on new trajectories. Each of these epochal campaigns is examined in its full historical, strategic, and tactical context—complete with edge-of-your-seat you-are-there battle re-creations. With an eye for the small detail as well as the bigger picture, Lacey and Murray identify the elements that bind these battles together: the key decisions, critical mistakes, and moments of crisis on which the fates of entire civilizations depended. Some battles merely leave a field littered with the bodies of the fallen. Others transform the map of the entire world. Moment of Battle is history written with the immediacy of today’s news, a magisterial tour d’horizon that refreshes our understanding of those essential turning points where the future was decided. A MAIN SELECTION OF THE HISTORY BOOK CLUB AND THE MILITARY BOOK CLUB “Two world-class historians present, eloquently and persuasively, twenty battles that fundamentally changed the course of history. Moment of Battle is a must acquisition for anyone seeking to understand the nature of human development—and its turning points.”—Dennis E. Showalter, professor of history, Colorado College, author of Armor and Blood “In a single volume, James Lacey and Williamson Murray have distilled a lifetime of learning and insight into the most influential battles in world history. This is a readable and compelling primer and a feast for the student of military history.”—James D. Hornfischer, author of Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

The Hinge Factor

The Hinge Factor
Author: Erik Durschmied
Publsiher: Arcade Pub
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hinge Factor Book Excerpt:

Looks into the absurd and bizarre events of battles that have changed the course of history, from the wooden horse at Troy to a dropped package of cigars at Antietam and a photograph snapped in Vietnam.

Star Wars Battles That Changed the Galaxy

Star Wars Battles That Changed the Galaxy
Author: Cole Horton,Jason Fry,Amy Ratcliffe,Chris Kempshall
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 0241555868
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Wars Battles That Changed the Galaxy Book Excerpt:

Explore the "Wars" in Star Wars as never before! Enter a galaxy ravaged by conflict and discover the complete story of the epic struggles that define the Star Wars movies. This ambitious ebook presents major galactic conflicts from an in-world "historical" perspective: each battle is depicted with captivating imagery, explored with newly commissioned maps, and explained through detailed analysis of tactics, famous commanders, legendary warriors, key moments, and its impact on wider galactic history. This is the perfect ebook for any Star Wars fan, budding military historian, or would-be rebel hero! © AND TM 2021 LUCASFILM LTD.

50 Battles That Changed the World

50 Battles That Changed the World
Author: William Weir
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2009-03-30
ISBN: 1442976799
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Battles That Changed the World Book Excerpt:

50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the implications of the battles that were vital in shaping civilization as we know it.

Battles that Changed History

Battles that Changed History
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781465483478
Category: Battles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battles that Changed History Book Excerpt:

From the fury of the Punic Wars to the icy waters of Dunkirk, relive 5,000 years of world-changing combat with this guide to the most famous battles in history.This military history book takes you on a journey through the battlefields of history, from the ancient world to the American Civil War, World War 1, World War 2, the Cold War, and beyond. Maps, paintings, and photographs reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place, and show how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are illustrated and analyzed in detail - the weapons, the soldiers, and the military strategy. Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Rommel, and crucial arms, armor, and equipment are explained. Whether at Marathon, Agincourt, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles that Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield.

Battles that Changed History

Battles that Changed History
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Battles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World War II Greatest Battles

World War II Greatest Battles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Miliary campaigns
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Greatest Battles Book Excerpt:

The Allure of Battle

The Allure of Battle
Author: Cathal Nolan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-01-02
ISBN: 0199874654
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Allure of Battle Book Excerpt:

History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not have determined the final outcome of the wars in which they were fought. Nor has the "genius" of the so-called Great Captains - from Alexander the Great to Frederick the Great and Napoleon - play a major role. Wars are decided in other ways. Cathal J. Nolan's The Allure of Battle systematically and engrossingly examines the great battles, tracing what he calls "short-war thinking," the hope that victory might be swift and wars brief. As he proves persuasively, however, such has almost never been the case. Even the major engagements have mainly contributed to victory or defeat by accelerating the erosion of the other side's defences. Massive conflicts, the so-called "people's wars," beginning with Napoleon and continuing until 1945, have consisted of and been determined by prolonged stalemate and attrition, industrial wars in which the determining factor has been not military but matériel. Nolan's masterful book places battles squarely and mercilessly within the context of the wider conflict in which they took place. In the process it help corrects a distorted view of battle's role in war, replacing popular images of the "battles of annihilation" with somber appreciation of the commitments and human sacrifices made throughout centuries of war particularly among the Great Powers. Accessible, provocative, exhaustive, and illuminating, The Allure of Battle will spark fresh debate about the history and conduct of warfare.

50 Battles that Changed the World

50 Battles that Changed the World
Author: William Weir
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Battles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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