The Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles

Sourcebooks, 2005 - 368 páginas
A fascinating and thought-provoking ranking of the battles that have shaped history and changed our world. The Battle 100 ranks the world's most important battles from ancient times to the present according to their influence. In dramatic narrative style, this military history evokes and describes each significant battle, providing commentary on who won, who lost and why. The Battle 100 also includes an evaluation of the battle's influence both on the outcome of its war and on the society of the time. Over the span of more than 3,000 years, battles have helped to determine the history of the world. The Battle 100 covers the entire spectrum of recorded military history, from Megiddo in 1479 b.c. to Desert Storm in 1991. The text also offers an afterword on the recent terrorist attacks in 2001 against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A map of each of the 100 battle sites assists the reader's understanding of the action and its results.

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Very well written reference book. The writer does a fantastic job telling about not only the battle but the events leading up to it's cause and the effects it has had on both world and military events since then. Nice book to read a few pages a day to learn something new. Very recommended Leer reseña completa

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Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning retired from the U.S. Army after more than twenty years of service. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as an infantry platoon leader and company commander. Lanning has written fourteen books on military history, including The Military 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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