1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History

1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History
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Format: Paperback / softback, 960 Pages
ISBN: 9780785835530
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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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.
 

The author

R. G. Grasnt is a historian who has written extensively on many aspects and periods of history.  Among his more than fifty published books are: Battle, Soldier, and Battle at the Sea (2005, 2007, 2008).  He was also a major contributor to the ITV Visual History of the Twentieth Century (1999) and consultant for Chronology of World History (1995).
 

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Format: Paperback / softback, 960 Pages
ISBN: 9780785835530
Size: 6.5 in x 8.25 in / 165.1 mm x 209.55 mm
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