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The shape of history, as historians themselves admit, has often been decided, not by 'movements' or economics or assemblies, but by the individual actions of man on the battlefield. Throughout the ages, the course of events and the very fiber of men's minds have been the products of the clash of arms. Sir Edward Creasy's classic study of Fifteen Decisive Battles has been t ...more
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Dale
Interesting collection

Sir Edward Creasy published a book called Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo in 1851. His original work was expanded in 1964 by Lt. Col. Mitchell in order to create Twenty Decisive Battles of the World. In some cases, Mitchell corrected factual errors in Creasy's original work that came to light since it was first written.

The main criteria for picking these twenty battles was that the battle had to have a lasting impact on the war it was a par
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Kcatty
Jul 22, 2012 Kcatty rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Kcatty by: The model of a modern major-general
Shelves: history, r-redo
Grievances:
1. Way too reliant on questionable sources.
2. Very pro-whoever the victor of a battle is.
3. Elitist.
4. Believes in "noble causes".
5. ...Boring...

1: If you read any book on history, listen to a good podcast, the author will stress repeatedly how sketchy a source is, how many different accounts there are of an account, or how plain unreliable an opinion is. Everyone takes everything with a grain of salt, because we know things are unreliable, we know that new things can come to light. M
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John Smiley
Pretty interesting... Enjoyed the setup and post analysis of the battles... Points in time that turned history one way or the other.. Mind wonderers what if a battle or so went the other way.
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