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A history of war in 100 battles

Author: R J Overy
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Their very names--Gettysburg, Waterloo, Stalingrad--evoke images of great triumph and equally great suffering, moments when history seemed to hang in the balance. Considered in relation to each other, such battles--and others of less immediate renown--offer insight into the changing nature of armed combat, advances in technology, shifts in strategy and thought, as well as altered geopolitical landscapes. The most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Overy, R.J.
History of war in 100 battles
(DLC) 2014023889
(OCoLC)875741817
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R J Overy
ISBN: 9780199390724 019939072X 9780007452521 0007452527
OCLC Number: 898893241
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The truth of battle --
Leadership. Battle of Gaugamela ; Battle of Cannae ; Battle of Actium ; Battle of the Milvian Bridge ; Battle of Hastings ; Battle of Zhongdu ; Battle of Bannockburn ; Battle of Mohács ; Siege of Vienna ; Battle of Valmy ; Battle of Trafalgar ; Battle of Austerlitz ; Battle of Maipú ; Battle of Volturno ; Battle for Warsaw ; Third battle of Kharkov --
Against the odds. Thermopylae and Salamis ; Battle of Zela ; Battle of Edington ; Battle of Clontarf ; Battle of Legnano ; Battle of the River Salado ; Battle of Agincourt ; Siege of Belgrade ; Battle of Plassey ; Battle of Leuthen ; Rorke's Drift ; Battle of Adwa ; Battle of Omdurman ; Fall of Singapore ; Battle of Santa Clara --
Innovation. ; Battle of Leuctra; Battle of Carrhae ; Battle of Ain Jalut ; Battle Crécy ; Battle of Lepanto ; The Spanish Armada ; Battle of Breitenfeld ; Battle of Naseby ; Battle of Poltava ; Battle of Solferino-San Martino ; Battle of Königgrätz (Sadowa) ; Battle of Shangani ; Battle of Tsushima ; Third battle of Edirne ; Third battle of Cambrai ; Battle of France ; Battle of Britain ; Pearl Harbor ; Battle of the Atlantic ; Hiroshima and Nagasaki ; Operation Desert Storm --
Deception. The fall of Troy ; Battle of Mount Vesuvius ; Battle of Roncesvalles ; Battle of Kleidion-Strumitsa ; Battle of Manzikert ; Battle of Lake Peipus ; Fall of Tenochtitlán ; Battle of Blenheim ; Battle of Hohenfriedberg ; Battle of the Plains of Abraham ; Siege of Yorktown ; Battle of the Little Big Horn ; Battle of Alam Halfa ; The Normandy Invasion ; Operation Bagration ; The Six Day War ; Tet Offensive --
Courage in the face of fire. Battle of Marathon ; Battle of the Catalaunian Fields (Châlons) ; Battle of Poitiers-Tours ; Battle of Lechfeld ; Battle of Arsuf ; Battle of Borodino ; Battle of Leipzig ; Battle of Navarino Bay ; First battle of Manassas (Bull Run) ; Battle of Gettysburg ; Battle of Tacna ; The Battle of Verdun ; First day of the Somme ; Guadalcanal ; Stalingrad ; Fourth battle of Monte Cassino --
In the nick of time. Battle of Kadesh ; Battle of Zama ; Battle of Adrianople ; Fall of Constantinople ; Battle of Sekigahara ; Battle of Marengo ; Battle of Waterloo ; Battle of Tannenberg ; The first battle of the Marne ; Defence of Tsaritsyn ; Sink the Bismarck ; Battle of Midway ; Battle of Kursk ; Battle of Dien Bien Phu ; Battle for the Falklands.
Other Titles: History of war in one hundred battles
History of war in a hundred battles
100 battles
One hundred battles
Responsibility: Richard Overy.

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