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Battlefield: Decisive Conflicts in History

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The Peloponnesian war, the decisive English victory at Agincourt, the brilliant sea battle of Trafalgar, the bloody three-day struggle at Gettysburg, the ferocious fighting on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day--this exciting book tells the stories of the most dramatic, memorable, and important conflicts in world history.
This superb, one-volume reference begins with the ba
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Paperback, 429 pages
Published November 3rd 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 19th 2006)
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Bevan Audstone
Nov 22, 2008 Bevan Audstone rated it liked it
A great primer.

Very brief histories before the 19th century.
After that, the exact details required.
Very good for 'leafing' through, especially on battles where you may not be familiar.

It's quite good and a good reference. Hard to say when I'm finished as it isn't a book to read through. I'll say 'done' for now.
Brook Finlayson
Sep 03, 2007 Brook Finlayson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apparently a condensed Oxford Companion to Military History. Handy reference of 300 battles with good intros. Lacks the verve of other histories, but the info is sound.
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Richard Holmes was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois, and Reading Universities, and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second
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