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War elephants

Author: John M Kistler
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2007, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elephants have fought in human armies for more than 3000 years. Asian armies boasted of their pachyderm power, while the Romans fielded elephants alongside their legendary legions but were perhaps  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John M Kistler
ISBN: 9780803260047 0803260040
OCLC Number: 244814064
Description: xv, 333 pages : illustrations, cartes ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Richard LairIntroduction1 Useful Orphan2 Early Contests3 Beauty and the Beasts4 Fill of Blood5 Improvements6 The Elephant Memory7 The Horror8 Alexander's Opinion9 Death on the Nile10 Elephants Marching11 Siege12 Cavalry Killers13 The Elephant Industry14 Unmitigated Gauls15 The Elephant of Surprise16 Flaming Pigs17 Chaos in the Streets18 War Elephants of Carthage19 Proud Mahouts20 Cruelty and Inhumanity21 The Lion's Brood22 Dangerous Waters23 Treacherous Paths24 The Best Laid Plans25 Stalemate26 Hasdrubal27 Rome's Genius28 Africa versus Asia29 Day of Slaughter30 Weapons of Massive Destruction31 Guerrilla War32 The Running of the Bulls33 Pompey's Circus34 The Herd of Julius Caesar35 Arrogant Emperors36 Sackcloth, Ashes, and Prayer37 Breach of Faith38 The Year of the Elephant39 Early and Medieval Asia40 Charlemagne and Frederick41 Plump and Ready42 Mongol Hordes43 Pyramids of Skulls44 Thais, Burmese, Khmers, and Others45 The Great Mahout46 Beasts of Burden47 Mighty Engineers48 Targets of OpportunityEpilogueEndnotesGlossaryBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: John M. Kistler ; foreword by Richard Lair.
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"Generals used elephants as tanks, bulldozers, and cargo trucks long before such vehicles existed, and, until gunpowder reduced the utility of elephants in battle, these beasts built roads, swung Read more...

 
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