100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - 462 páginas
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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 by the 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 military action.

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 how the modern world came to be.
 

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This is a set of 3-4 page profiles of one hundred battles listed chronologically. Starting circa 1500 BC with the battle Megiddo and ending at Desert Storm, the book covers a wide range of conflicts ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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I
II
1
III
6
IV
9
V
14
VI
18
VII
23
VIII
27
LIV
221
LV
226
LVI
231
LVII
236
LIX
240
LX
244
LXI
248
LXII
254

IX
31
X
34
XI
39
XII
43
XIII
47
XIV
51
XV
55
XVI
59
XVII
63
XVIII
68
XIX
71
XX
78
XXI
82
XXII
87
XXIII
92
XXIV
95
XXV
99
XXVI
103
XXVII
106
XXVIII
110
XXIX
113
XXX
118
XXXI
122
XXXII
127
XXXIII
132
XXXIV
135
XXXV
138
XXXVI
142
XXXVII
145
XXXVIII
151
XXXIX
154
XL
159
XLI
165
XLII
170
XLIII
174
XLIV
181
XLV
186
XLVII
190
XLVIII
194
XLIX
199
L
204
LI
209
LII
213
LIII
217
LXIII
258
LXIV
263
LXV
269
LXVI
273
LXVII
277
LXVIII
282
LXIX
286
LXX
290
LXXI
294
LXXII
297
LXXIII
302
LXXIV
306
LXXV
311
LXXVI
317
LXXVII
322
LXXVIII
328
LXXIX
332
LXXX
335
LXXXI
339
LXXXII
343
LXXXIII
347
LXXXIV
350
LXXXV
355
LXXXVI
360
LXXXVIII
364
LXXXIX
368
XC
372
XCII
377
XCIII
381
XCIV
386
XCV
391
XCVI
395
XCVII
398
XCIX
402
C
407
CI
412
CII
415
CIII
420
CIV
424
CV
430
CVI
434
CVIII
441
CIX
453
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Paul K. Davis is Lecturer at the University of Texas and at St. Mary's University in San Antonio.

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