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The Resource History of war in 100 battles, Richard Overy

History of war in 100 battles, Richard Overy

Label
History of war in 100 battles
Title
History of war in 100 battles
Statement of responsibility
Richard Overy
Title variation
History of war in one hundred battles
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A history of warfare distilled into 100 momentous battles - epic moments that have shaped our world. From the earliest recorded skirmishes of the ancient world to the computerized conflicts of today, renowned military historian Richard Overy dramatically brings to life the sights and sounds of the most significant battles in world history: the flash of steel, the thunder of guns, the shrieks of the dying, and the strange, eerie calm that descends on the bloodstained battlefield when the fighting is done. Each of the 100 battles featured in the book - from the Fall of Troy to Operation Desert Storm - shows how the nature of armed combat has changed as technology, strategy and tactics have evolved over time. Yet, equally strikingly, the outcome of almost all the battles across the ages have been decided by the same mix of leadership, courage, deception, innovation and, time and again, a moment of good fortune. Rather than arranged chronologically, the battles are organized under these different themes to reveal surprising connections across centuries and cultures. In Richard Overy's own words, 'Battle is not a game to plug into a computer but a piece of living history: messy, bloody and real.' Whatever else has changed over the last few millennia, that much remains the same
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Overy, R. J
Dewey number
355.0209
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Warfare and Defence
  • World history
  • Military History
  • Battles
Target audience
adult
Label
History of war in 100 battles, Richard Overy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Leadership -- 1.Battle Of Gaugamela -- 2.Battle Of Cannae -- 3.Battle Of Actium -- 4.Battle Of The Milvian Bridge -- 5.Battle Of Hastings -- 6.Battle Of Zhongdu -- 7.Battle Of Bannockburn -- 8.Battle Of Mohacs -- 9.Siege Of Vienna -- 10.Battle Of Valmy -- 11.Battle Of Trafalgar -- 12.Battle Of Austerlitz -- 13.Battle Of Maipu -- 14.Battle Of Volturno -- 15.Battle For Warsaw -- 16.Third Battle Of Kharkov -- ch. 2 Against The Odds -- 17.Thermopylae And Salamis -- 18.Battle Of Zela -- 19.Battle Of Edington -- 20.Battle Of Clontarf -- 21.Battle Of Legnano -- 22.Battle Of The River Salado -- 23.Battle Of Agincourt -- 24.Siege Of Belgrade -- 25.Battle Of Plassey -- 26.Battle Of Leuthen -- 27.Rorke's Drift -- 28.Battle Of Adwa -- 29.Battle Of Omdurman -- 30.Fall Of Singapore -- 31.Battle Of Santa Clara -- ch. 3 Innovation -- 32.Battle Of Leuctra -- 33.Battle Of Carrhae -- 34.Battle Of Ain Jalut -- 35.Battle Of Crecy -- 36.Battle Of Lepanto --
  • Contents note continued: 37.The Spanish Armada -- 38.Battle Of Breitenfeld -- 39.Battle Of Naseby -- 40.Battle Of Poltava -- 41.Battle Of Solferino-San Martino -- 42.Battle Of Koniggratz (Sadowa) -- 43.Battle Of Shangani -- 44.Battle Of Tsushima -- 45.Third Battle Of Edirne -- 46.Third Battle Of Cambrai -- 47.Battle Of France -- 48.Battle Of Britain -- 49.Pearl Harbor -- 50.Battle Of The Atlantic -- 51.Hiroshima And Nagasaki -- 52.Operation Desert Storm -- ch. 4 Deception -- 53.The Fall Of Troy -- 54.Battles Of Mount Vesuvius -- 55.Battle Of Roncesvalles -- 56.Battle Of Kleidion-Strumitsa -- 57.Battle Of Manzikert -- 58.Battle Of Lake Peipus -- 59.Fall Of Tenochtitlan -- 60.Battle Of Blenheim -- 61.Battle Of Hohenfriedberg -- 62.Battle Of The Plains Of Abraham -- 63.Siege Of Yorktown -- 64.Battle Of The Little Big Horn -- 65.Battle Of Alam Halfa -- 66.The Normandy Invasion -- 67.Operation Bagration -- 68.The Six Day War -- 69.Tet Offensive -- ch. 5 Courage In The Face Of Fire --
  • Contents note continued: 70.Battle Of Marathon -- 71.Battle Of The Catalaunian Fields (Chalons) -- 72.Battle Of Poitiers-Tours -- 73.Battle Of Lechfeld -- 74.Battle Of Arsuf -- 75.Battle Of Borodino -- 76.Battle Of Leipzig -- 77.Battle Of Navarino Bay -- 78.First Battle Of Manassas (Bull Run) -- 79.Battle Of Gettysburg -- 80.Battle Of Tacna -- 81.The Battle Of Verdun -- 82.First Day Of The Somme -- 83.Guadalcanal -- 84.Stalingrad -- 85.Fourth Battle Of Monte Cassino -- ch. 6 In The Nick Of Time -- 86.Battle Of Kadesh -- 87.Battle Of Zama -- 88.Battle Of Adrianople -- 89.Fall Of Constantinople -- 90.Battle Of Sekigahara -- 91.Battle Of Marengo -- 92.Battle Of Waterloo -- 93.Battle Of Tannenberg -- 94.The First Battle Of The Marne -- 95.Defence Of Tsaritsyn -- 96.Sink The Bismarck -- 97.Battle Of Midway -- 98.Battle Of Kursk -- 99.Battle Of Dien Bien Phu -- 100.Battle For The Falklands
Control code
000053767508
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780007452507
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Label
History of war in 100 battles, Richard Overy
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Leadership -- 1.Battle Of Gaugamela -- 2.Battle Of Cannae -- 3.Battle Of Actium -- 4.Battle Of The Milvian Bridge -- 5.Battle Of Hastings -- 6.Battle Of Zhongdu -- 7.Battle Of Bannockburn -- 8.Battle Of Mohacs -- 9.Siege Of Vienna -- 10.Battle Of Valmy -- 11.Battle Of Trafalgar -- 12.Battle Of Austerlitz -- 13.Battle Of Maipu -- 14.Battle Of Volturno -- 15.Battle For Warsaw -- 16.Third Battle Of Kharkov -- ch. 2 Against The Odds -- 17.Thermopylae And Salamis -- 18.Battle Of Zela -- 19.Battle Of Edington -- 20.Battle Of Clontarf -- 21.Battle Of Legnano -- 22.Battle Of The River Salado -- 23.Battle Of Agincourt -- 24.Siege Of Belgrade -- 25.Battle Of Plassey -- 26.Battle Of Leuthen -- 27.Rorke's Drift -- 28.Battle Of Adwa -- 29.Battle Of Omdurman -- 30.Fall Of Singapore -- 31.Battle Of Santa Clara -- ch. 3 Innovation -- 32.Battle Of Leuctra -- 33.Battle Of Carrhae -- 34.Battle Of Ain Jalut -- 35.Battle Of Crecy -- 36.Battle Of Lepanto --
  • Contents note continued: 37.The Spanish Armada -- 38.Battle Of Breitenfeld -- 39.Battle Of Naseby -- 40.Battle Of Poltava -- 41.Battle Of Solferino-San Martino -- 42.Battle Of Koniggratz (Sadowa) -- 43.Battle Of Shangani -- 44.Battle Of Tsushima -- 45.Third Battle Of Edirne -- 46.Third Battle Of Cambrai -- 47.Battle Of France -- 48.Battle Of Britain -- 49.Pearl Harbor -- 50.Battle Of The Atlantic -- 51.Hiroshima And Nagasaki -- 52.Operation Desert Storm -- ch. 4 Deception -- 53.The Fall Of Troy -- 54.Battles Of Mount Vesuvius -- 55.Battle Of Roncesvalles -- 56.Battle Of Kleidion-Strumitsa -- 57.Battle Of Manzikert -- 58.Battle Of Lake Peipus -- 59.Fall Of Tenochtitlan -- 60.Battle Of Blenheim -- 61.Battle Of Hohenfriedberg -- 62.Battle Of The Plains Of Abraham -- 63.Siege Of Yorktown -- 64.Battle Of The Little Big Horn -- 65.Battle Of Alam Halfa -- 66.The Normandy Invasion -- 67.Operation Bagration -- 68.The Six Day War -- 69.Tet Offensive -- ch. 5 Courage In The Face Of Fire --
  • Contents note continued: 70.Battle Of Marathon -- 71.Battle Of The Catalaunian Fields (Chalons) -- 72.Battle Of Poitiers-Tours -- 73.Battle Of Lechfeld -- 74.Battle Of Arsuf -- 75.Battle Of Borodino -- 76.Battle Of Leipzig -- 77.Battle Of Navarino Bay -- 78.First Battle Of Manassas (Bull Run) -- 79.Battle Of Gettysburg -- 80.Battle Of Tacna -- 81.The Battle Of Verdun -- 82.First Day Of The Somme -- 83.Guadalcanal -- 84.Stalingrad -- 85.Fourth Battle Of Monte Cassino -- ch. 6 In The Nick Of Time -- 86.Battle Of Kadesh -- 87.Battle Of Zama -- 88.Battle Of Adrianople -- 89.Fall Of Constantinople -- 90.Battle Of Sekigahara -- 91.Battle Of Marengo -- 92.Battle Of Waterloo -- 93.Battle Of Tannenberg -- 94.The First Battle Of The Marne -- 95.Defence Of Tsaritsyn -- 96.Sink The Bismarck -- 97.Battle Of Midway -- 98.Battle Of Kursk -- 99.Battle Of Dien Bien Phu -- 100.Battle For The Falklands
Control code
000053767508
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780007452507
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits

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