The War Chronicles: From Flintlocks to Machine Guns: A Global Reference of All the Major Modern Conflicts

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Important and timely histories bring to life conflicts that educated readers have heard of but want to know more about because of their significance in world history. Joseph Cummins describes each conflict with a gripping vitality that brings the time, people, and crises to life in a narrative history style. This book offers a look at multiple conflicts in an accessible format—a sophisticated narrative history that history buffs and general readers will enjoy. Readers will have heard of most of the conflicts but ...

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Overview

Important and timely histories bring to life conflicts that educated readers have heard of but want to know more about because of their significance in world history. Joseph Cummins describes each conflict with a gripping vitality that brings the time, people, and crises to life in a narrative history style. This book offers a look at multiple conflicts in an accessible format—a sophisticated narrative history that history buffs and general readers will enjoy. Readers will have heard of most of the conflicts but will gain a greater depth of understanding through the many details, stories, and characters that illuminate the bigger consequences of these clashes.

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“The second half of Joe Cummins’s remarkable chronicle is as impressive as the first. Incorporating a staggering amount of research into a cleverly organized volume, he charts the evolution of modern war from the early modern era to our own. Fascinating and eminently accessible.” —Cormac O’Brien, author of The Forgotten History of America and Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents

There is great narrative here—really great narrative history—but readers of military history will especially appreciate the book's unique format which spotlights the salient facts of each conflict. Chronology, Combatants, Commanders, Theater of War, Casualties, and Turning Point, which recounts in gripping detail the battle in which the war was lost or won. —Thomas J. Craughwell, author of The Second Largest Empire in the World, Failures of the Presidents, and Stealing Lincoln’s Body

Praise for the first volume of The War Chronicles: From Chariots to Flintlocks:

“…Cummins offers short, chronological narratives of dozens of subjects, from the Greco-Persian Wars and King Leonidas through the American Revolution and Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne. Featuring strong color images, it is an easily navigated compilation with time lines and wide-ranging subpieces that add interest…it is also simply a fun book that you might pick up over and over to check your memory of, say, the Battle of Poltava.” —Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416136279
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Cummins (Maplewood, NJ) is the author of The War Chronicles, History’s Great Untold Stories: Larger Than Life Characters and Dramatic Events That Changed the World. His other books include Turn Around and Run Like Hell: Unconventional Military Strategies That Worked, History’s Greatest Hits, and Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks and October Surprises in America’s Presidential Campaigns.

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