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Little-known wars of great and lasting impact : the turning points in our history we should know more about

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: Beverly, Mass. : Fair Winds Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discuss in detail 18 "little known" battles in world history examining their causes, commanders, tactics, and ramifications of each war along with their place in a broader historical context.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Axelrod
ISBN: 9781592333752 1592333753
OCLC Number: 316018319
Notes: Battle scenes on endpages.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: A woman against Rome : Boudicca's revolt, 60 --
The first holocaust : a messiah rebels against Rome, 132-135 --
Triumph of the caliphate : Islam conquers Spain, 711-718 --
Shoguns rising : the Genpai war, 1180-1185 --
Revolt and reaction : the Peasants' war in Germany, 1524-1526 --
"The third Rome" : Ivan the Terrible and the Boyers' revolt, 1547-1572 --
The Beaver war : "no ink black enough to describe the fury of the Iroquois", 1638-1684 --
King Philip's war : America's costliest conflict, 1675-1676 --
Ottoman eclipse : the Austro-Turkish war, 1683-1699 --
Cold-blooded ambition : the Great Northern war, 1700-1721 --
The first war on terror : the United States vs. the Barbary pirates, 1801-1805 and 1815 --
Eastern sunset : the first and second Opium wars, 1839-1842 and 1865 [1856]-1860 --
Rising sun : the Meji Rebellion, 1863-1868 --
Germany in the saddle : the Franco-Prussian war, 1870-1871 --
Explosion in the Balkans : the Balkan wars, 1912-1913 --
Twentieth-century jihad : the war for Afghan independence, 1919 --
Middle East mandate : Arab insurrection in Iraq, 1920-1922 --
Out of Africa : the Mau-Mau uprising, 1952-1956.
Responsibility: Alan Axelrod.
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Identifies 25 small wars that had repercussions far beyond their size. Weather inadvertently or not, this work shows that the consequences of wars cannot be predicted, and how these conflicts -  Read more...

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