Written in an accessible and engaging style by veteran history writer Joseph Cummins, this book spans most of recorded history and much of the globe in recounting the invasions, battles, and revolutions that have had the greatest effect on human affairs. Weaving together spellbinding narrative and startling facts and striking, frequently poignant images, these enthralling accounts yield new perspectives on the conflicts that created our contemporary world.
The best and worst of humanity is on display here, in a collection that will act as a perfect primer for novices while offering seasoned history readers new perspectives on many famous and not so well known conflicts. Sweeping in its scope, yet intimate in its insights into the motivations of politicians, strategists, commanders, and soldiers, this is a collection that will enhance your understanding of the modern world and your own place in it.
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About the Author
Joseph Cummins is the author of The War Chronicles: From Chariots to Flintlocks, The War Chronicles: From Flintlocks to Machine Guns, History's Great Untold Stories, Anything for a Vote: Dirty Ticks, Cheap Shots, October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns, Great Rivals in History: When Politics Gets Personal, and President Obama and a New Birth of Freedom. He has also written a novel, The Snow Train. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.