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History's Greatest Battles: Masterstrokes of War [Fully Illustrated] [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Cawthorne

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Book Description

Great battles mark history’s turning points, occurring as they do where cultures and ideologies clash.

While some battles have been won by the superior force, others have been won by a sheer dogged refusal to surrender in the face of overwhelming odds. Superior weaponry has sometimes brought victory, as at Plassey, while the superior generalship of a Napoleon, a Wellington, or a Marlborough has won the day on other occasions.

All the great battles in this book are pivotal in history: if any one of them had gone the other way, the world would have been a very different place. And none of them – with the exception, perhaps, of Iwo Jima and Berlin – was a foregone conclusion. Even Iwo Jima and Berlin mark significant points in larger conflicts whose results could easily, and catastrophically, have gone the other way.

From the battle of Marathon in 490BC, when the vastly-outnumbered Athenian army turned back an invasion of the mighty Persian empire, up to the Vietnamese defeat of the French army at the battle of Dien Bien Phu, the battles in this book demonstrate that God is not always on the side of the big battalions.

History’s Greatest Battles is chronologically organized for ease of reference and includes over sixty photographs and illustrations.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8605 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing (5 Oct. 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006O0HVDO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,515,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of some eighty books - and a major contributor to at least twenty more. He lives in a flat girlfriends have described as a book-writing factory in Bloomsbury, London's literary area, and writes in the great British Library, which is supposed to be one of the best pick-up joints in London. However, his reputation is such that people will tell you he is more often seen drinking in Soho's famous bohemian watering hole, the French pub - still known to some denizens as the Yorkminster - with a beautiful young woman on his arm.

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1.0 out of 5 stars this is not history's greatest battles do not buy 27 Feb. 2012
By wiseguy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
this book is not history's greatest battles. it is actually a wild west history which by the way is terrible i think my 7 year old son could have written a better book. do not buy this book. amazon needs to fix the glitch in the system.
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