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Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia [Paperback]

Gordon Martel

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25 July 2014
Drawn from the award–winning 5–volume Encyclopedia of War, this valuable, one–volume reference provides readers with essential information on the conflicts and concepts that shaped global warfare in the twentieth–century and up to the present day. Provides essential coverage of twentieth–century warfare across the world Incorporates entries on all major wars, conflicts and concepts in the study of warfare during the period Features detailed coverage of the First and Second World Wars, along with conflicts including the Russo–Japanese War, the Greco–Turkish War, the Falklands Conflict, the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, the Gulf Wars, the War Against Terrorism, and the Somalian Civil War Covers topics including chemical warfare, ethnic cleansing, psychological warfare, and women and war Creates an affordable and handy personal reference for students of modern and contemporary history, professional scholars, and military history enthusiasts Comprises authoritative, up–to–date content – each entry ranging from 1,000 to 6,000 words – written by the best international scholars

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"With rich entries that highlight the political context, strategic significance, and tactical detail of each conflict, this encyclopedia is an essential reference for students of military history and strategic studies." — Theo Farrell, King′s College London

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Drawn from the award–winning five–volume Encyclopedia of War (Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2013), the single–volume Twentieth–Century War and Conflict provides an essential guide to the conflicts and concepts that shaped warfare in the twentieth century and up to the present day. This concise reference contains a range of entries from 1,000 to 6,000 words long, each written by a leading international scholar. This concise encyclopedia provides full coverage of global conflicts and themes in twentieth–century war. World Wars I and II are covered by 10 separate entries. Lesser conflicts are also incorporated in this volume, including the Russo–Japanese War, the Greco–Turkish War, the Falklands War, the Soviet War in Afghanistan, the Gulf Wars, and more. Issues such as chemical warfare, ethnic cleansing, psychological warfare, and women and war also receive substantial treatment, making this an invaluable resource for students and general readers alike.  

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