History's Greatest Wars : The Epic Conflicts That Shaped the Modern World (Reprint)

History's Greatest Wars : The Epic Conflicts That Shaped the Modern World (Reprint)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 304 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781592334711
  • DDC分類 355

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Centuries of warfare that changed the world are captured in History's Greatest Wars. Each chapter includes a quick-reference summary, a timeline, an overview of the war, essays on its principal leaders, a series of short, often offbeat features on aspects of the conflict, and a detailed account of a pivotal battle. Author Joseph Cummins highlights victories that changed nations. Each chapter delineates defining moments in the development of political philosophies, and recounts the heroism of armies and individuals. It traces the transformation of battle tactics and explains the scientific innovations that yielded the machine gun, the tank, and the atom bomb. At the same time, it reiterates the constants of conflict: the personal sacrifices made by those battling tyranny; and the extraordinary influence of charismatic leaders. Sweeping in its scope, yet intimate in its insights, this is a collection that will enhance your understanding of the modern world and your place in it.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       4  (2)
Chapter 1 The Greco-Persian War 6 (12)
Chapter 2 The Wars of Alexander the Great 18 (10)
Chapter 3 The Punic Wars 28 (10)
Chapter 4 The Barbarian Invasions 38 (10)
Chapter 5 The Muslim Conquests 48 (8)
Chapter 6 The Reconquista 56 (10)
Chapter 7 The Norman Conquest 66 (10)
Chapter 8 The Crusades 76 (10)
Chapter 9 The Mongol Conquests 86 (10)
Chapter 10 The Hundred Years War 96 (12)
Chapter 11 The Spanish Conquest of Mexico 108(10)
Chapter 12 The Thirty Years War 118(10)
Chapter 13 The Seven Years' War 128(10)
Chapter 14 The American Revolution 138(12)
Chapter 15 The French Revolutionary Wars 150(12)
Chapter 16 The Napoleonic Wars 162(14)
Chapter 17 The Taiping Rebellion 176(10)
Chapter 18 The U.S. Civil War 186(16)
Chapter 19 World War I 202(18)
Chapter 20 The Russian Civil War 220(12)
Chapter 21 The Chinese Civil War 232(12)
Chapter 22 World War II 244(16)
Chapter 23 The Arab-Israeli War 260(12)
Chapter 24 The Vietnam War 272(10)
Chapter 25 The Soviet-Afghan War 282(10)
Bibliography 292(6)
About The Author 298(1)
Index 299