From the start of the 20th century to the most recent major offensives, here are fifty accounts of the battles that made the modern world, described in superb detail by historians and writers including John Keegan, Alan Clark, John Strawson, Charles Mey, John Pimlott, and John Laffin.
All the major conflicts are covered, from two world wars, through Korea, Vietnam, Bosnia, Chechnya, to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Among the battles featured are: the Somme, Passchendaele, Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, El Alamein, Monte Cassino, Omaha Beach, Iwa Jima, Dien Bien Phu, Ia Drang, Hamburger Hill, Desert Storm, Kabul, Baghdad, and Basra.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
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About the Author
Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military history
are sold worldwide. He is also editor of many The Mammoth Book of anthologies, including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure.
He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire with his partner and children.
Praise for his previous books:
England: The Autobiography:
'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army
The British Soldier: The Autobiography:
'this thoughtful compilation . . . almost unbearably moving.' Guardian
'Compelling tommy's eye view of war.' Daily Telegraph
'What a book. Five stars.' Daily Express