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War horse : a history of the military horse and rider

Author: Louis A DiMarco
Publisher: Yardley, [Pa.] : Westholme Publishing, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the horse in warfare from it's early appearance up through the history of the horse as an implement of war, detailing horse use in various eras. Weaponry developed and used to oppose horsemen is detailed as well.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis A DiMarco
ISBN: 9781594160349 1594160341
OCLC Number: 226378925
Description: xii, 415 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ancients --
Calvary armies --
Romans --
Knight and his mount --
Steppe warriors --
Early modern cavalry --
All the emperor's horses --
Industrial war and calvary --
Mounted guerilla warfare --
Last charge.
Responsibility: Louis A. DiMarco.

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For over 3,000 years, the horse and rider have been an integral part of warfare. Understanding the employment of the military horse is key to understanding the successes and the limitations of  Read more...

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"A remarkable book on many levels. . . War Horse is in a class of its own. . . a fascinating and detailed account of an important contributor to human history--the war horse."--"Military Review"

 
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