100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present

Paperback | April 15, 2001

byPaul K. Davis

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From the ancient Egyptian battle at Megiddo in 1469 BC to the recent military actions in Iraq, great battles have had an enormous impact on the shaping of history. Now, in this fully illustrated book, one hundred of the world's most important military confrontations are described in detail.100 Decisive Battles gives us the facts about the battle and also explains where it fits in to the scope of world history. In each entry we are given the name and date of the battle, the commanders, the size of the opposing forces, and casualties. An account of the battle plan and the military action are strategically discussed, and each description closes with a valuable consideration of how history was affected bythe outcome of the conflict. Among the battles presented are the Battle of Thymbra (546 BC), the Battle of Chalons (451 AD), the Battle of Cajamarca (1532), the Battle of Dien Bien Phu (1954), and the Tet Offensive (1968). Accompanying maps and sidebars help further orient us with each militaryaction. Global in scope, with excellent coverage of American, Central American, European, Asian, and Middle Eastern battles, and with its stirring accounts of familiar battles and many lesser known military conflicts, 100 Decisive Battles is essential reading for military buffs and anyone interested in howthe modern world came to be.

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From the ancient Egyptian battle at Megiddo in 1469 BC to the recent military actions in Iraq, great battles have had an enormous impact on the shaping of history. Now, in this fully illustrated book, one hundred of the world's most important military confrontations are described in detail.100 Decisive Battles gives us the facts about ...

Paul K. Davis is Lecturer at the University of Texas and at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 5.79 × 8.9 × 1.3 inPublished:April 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shaping The Globe... This book gives you an understanding of how the modern world has been shaped by the battles of the past. The world would not be in the state it is in today without those wars. To understand the present, this books helps you to see how we got to where we are through the one thing that doesn't change over history... the presence of war.
Date published: 2003-02-19

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"Students of military history will find 100 Decisive Battles an important reference to the world's major battles. It covers conflicts from ancient to modern times, providing details on the historical setting, the conflict itself, and its lasting effects. The result will provide a clearreference to any seeking foundation information on military struggles around the world."--Internet Book Watch