By Richard Overy
A background of war distilled into a hundred momentous battles – epic moments that experience formed our world.
From the earliest recorded skirmishes of the traditional global to the automated conflicts of at the present time, well known army historian Richard Overy dramatically brings to existence the points of interest and sounds of the main major battles in international heritage: the flash of metal, the thunder of weapons, the shrieks of the death, and the unusual, eerie calm that descends at the bloodstained battlefield whilst the combating is done.
Each of the a hundred battles featured within the ebook – from the autumn of Troy to Operation wasteland hurricane – indicates how the character of armed strive against has replaced as know-how, approach and strategies have advanced over time.
Yet, both strikingly, the end result of just about all of the battles around the a long time were made up our minds via an identical mixture of management, braveness, deception, innovation and, many times, a second of fine fortune. instead of prepared chronologically, the battles are equipped below those various topics to bare superb connections throughout centuries and cultures.
In Richard Overy’s personal phrases, ‘Battle isn't a video game to plug right into a machine yet a bit of residing historical past: messy, bloody and real.’ no matter what else has replaced over the past few millennia, that a lot is still an analogous.
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A History of War in 100 Battles by Richard Overy