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The allure of battle : how wars have been won and lost

Author: Cathal J Nolan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not have determined the final outcome of the wars in which they were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nolan, Cathal J.
Allure of battle.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016016391
(OCoLC)946610689
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cathal J Nolan
ISBN: 9780199874651 0199874654 9780199910991 0199910995
OCLC Number: 946610874
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Battle in history --
Battle retarded --
Battle remembered --
Battle reformed --
Battle with reason --
Battle restored --
Battle decisive --
Battle defeated --
Battle exalted --
Battle of annihilation --
Annihilation of battle --
Annihilation of strategy --
Annihilation of nations --
Annihilation of mercy --
Annihilation at sea --
Annihilation of illusions --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Cathal J. Nolan.

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The Allure of Battle is an accessible, provocative, and entertaining book that illuminates fresh debate about the conduct of warfare and the character of battle for readers of military history.  Read more...

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