War in 100 Events

War in 100 Events

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From the beginning of war (10,000 BCE) to the Arab Spring (2010) in 100 bite- size entries. How did we get from clubs and spears to machine guns and drone missiles? What led to the human race firing projectiles across a no-man's land, from straightforward warfare to spies and insurgency? Here renowned military historian Martin van Creveld has compiled a concise guide to the history of war in 100 key events: Stone Age 'wars'; Vikings raids; battling medieval monarchs in the East and West; the US Revolutionary Wars; Napoleonic Wars; World Wars; Iraq War and much more. With intriguing facts and wide-ranging content, Military History in 100 Critical Events is an immensely entertaining volume for military buffs and laymen alike. AUTHOR: PROF. EM. Martin Van Creveld, of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on military history and strategy. He is the author of 30 books, which between them have been published in 20 languages. He writes frequently for scholarly journals and international magazines, and is no stranger to TV and radio work (BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera etc.). SELLING POINTS: * Perfect for military buffs, professionals and laymen alike * Eminent and greatly respected author on military history * Features little known facts and quirky incidents as well as major events in the development of warfare * A world history, including specific events in Europe, the Far East, Africa and the Americas 100 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780750982412
Branch Call Number: 355.009 V22w
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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