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History's Greatest Battles

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
History's Greatest battles covers the whole gamut of warfare, from huge sea battles involving hundreds of ships and thousands of men, to technological innovations, to single regiments who dug in and fought on long past the time when surrender would have been honourable. Chronologically organized for ease of reference and includes over sixty photographs and illustrations.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Arcturus Publishing (first published May 4th 2005)
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Chris Quinn
It's more like Western Europe's Greatest Battles, there's no mention of asian, african or south american battles. It describes the battles fairly straightforwardly, but it could have done with some graphs showing troops movements, or some more explanation of the context around the battle.
Rajnish Kumar
May 14, 2017 Rajnish Kumar rated it really liked it
Best book to understand different starting phase of the battle.It covers most of the greatest battle of all times, like Marathon.
Daniel Kukwa
It certainly succeeds as a concise work of historical reporting, that doesn't waste time getting bogged down in minute details that would only be missed by pedants. However, it only makes a token attempt to demonstrate the significance of these battles being collected together in one volume. If this is a list of key military confrontations in human history, a bit more unifying analysis would be most welcome. Unfortunately, it's absent...which renders this book merely informative & functional ...more
Nov 14, 2011 Tom rated it liked it
Not a bad collection of the major battles of history and why they turned out as they did. Starting with Marathon and ending with Dien Bien Phu. A tad on the dry side but still interesting.
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Nigel Cawthorne is an Anglo-American writer of fiction and non-fiction, and an editor. He has written more than 80 books on a wide range of subjects and has contributed to The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph Daily Mail and The New York Times. He has appeared on television and BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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