The 50 Battles That Changed The World

The 50 Battles That Changed The World

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by William Weir, Rick Turner
     
 

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Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the

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Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the implications of the battles that were vital in shaping civilization as we know it. Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all-Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which kept the world's first democracy alive. Others may be less familiar-the naval battle at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, and Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines.

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Describes the 50 most important battles in all history, listing them in order of importance rather than chronologically. Each entry contains a b&w illustration or photo. Choice of battles reflects major themes in history, such as democracy, order versus anarchy, the conflict between East and West, and the conflict between Christianity and Islam. Included are profiles of 20 key figures, a glossary of military terms, and timelines. Weir was a combat correspondent and public information NCO during the Korean War, and worked in public relations for the Southern New England Telephone Company for 32 years. He is now a freelance writer specializing in military history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593161057
Publisher:
Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
History
Edition description:
Abridged, 4 CDs, 5 hours
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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