Battle: A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years of Combat

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DK's Battle draws together, for the first time, the many facets of battle — the glory and the gore, the attrition and atrocity — in a new and original way. Organized chronologically, Battle provides a detailed overview of the conduct of warfare through the centuries, from the first recorded battle at Megiddo between the massed ranks of Hittites and Egyptians, to the war of the missing Weapons of Mass Destruction. In each era, the technology that transformed the battlefield and the tactics that won the day are ...

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Overview

DK's Battle draws together, for the first time, the many facets of battle — the glory and the gore, the attrition and atrocity — in a new and original way. Organized chronologically, Battle provides a detailed overview of the conduct of warfare through the centuries, from the first recorded battle at Megiddo between the massed ranks of Hittites and Egyptians, to the war of the missing Weapons of Mass Destruction. In each era, the technology that transformed the battlefield and the tactics that won the day are explored and explained. Battle is an indispensable reference to this most fundamental part of the human story.

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"The comprehensive, busily illustrated Battle covers 5,000 years of combat in one volume, from the Old Kingdom of Egypt to recent conflicts in the Balkans and Chechnya. Although written for adults, these books would have thrilled me starting at about the age of 9." – William Grimes, The New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756655785
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/17/2009
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 244,508
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

R.G. Grant is a history writer who has published more than 20 books, including titles on the Revolutionary War, World War I and II, and the Vietnam War. He's also the author of DK's Flight: 100 Years of Aviation, Warrior, and Battle at Sea.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2006

    A descriptive journey that explains many questions asked by the public about warfare and combat.

    An outstanding visual journey that explains so many answers that have been raised.This book also shows many of the battles fought through the generations of the world.I enjoyed reading this book, and I know that any one who is interested in combat and/or weoponry will enjoy.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

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    Putting us in the middle of the battle!

    2nd best book by R.G. Grant. I own 3 of his titles and it comes 2nd to COMMANDERS. BATTLE takes us back to the biggest and most important battles and puts us right in the middle. Maps, locations, casualty count, and dates are precise and help us comprehend the desperation on the battlefield. Beautiful art,hundreds of battles,famous quotes- what more could a man want? A must-own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2009

    good research book

    interesting reading - recommended for history buffs

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