50 Battles that Changed the World: The Conflicts that Most Influenced the Course of History
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50 Battles that Changed the World: The Conflicts that Most Influenced the Course of History

by William Weir
     
 

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All battles are human dramas, and those discussed here include some of history's most fascinating characters-from Narses, the eunuch ex-slave who reconquered the Roman Empire, to Don Juan of Austria, the swashbuckling bastard who stopped the Turks at Lepanto; from George Dewey, the elderly fire-eater who sank the Spanish fleet and Manila Bay and defied the German

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All battles are human dramas, and those discussed here include some of history's most fascinating characters-from Narses, the eunuch ex-slave who reconquered the Roman Empire, to Don Juan of Austria, the swashbuckling bastard who stopped the Turks at Lepanto; from George Dewey, the elderly fire-eater who sank the Spanish fleet and Manila Bay and defied the German Kaiser, to Enrico Dandolo, the blind ancient who led the misguided crusade that conquered "impregnable" Constantinople.

50 Battles that Changed the World offers the stories of the greatest and most significant battles and those who fought, won, and lost them.

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ISBN-13:
9780760766095
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/13/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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