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Moment of battle : the twenty clashes that changed the world

Author: Jim Lacey; Williamson Murray
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two modern masters of military history make the case for the twenty most pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting trip through the ages to those moments when the fate of the world hung in the balance. Includes Marathon, Gaugamela, Zama, Teutoburger Wald, Adrianople, Yarmuk, Hastings, The Spanish Armada, Breitenfeld, Annus mirabilis, Saratoga, Trafalgar, Vicksburg, The Marne, The Battle of Britain, Midway, Kursk,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Lacey; Williamson Murray
ISBN: 9780345526977 034552697X 9780345526991 0345526996
OCLC Number: 808215944
Description: 478 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Marathon: Athens saves Western civilization (490 BC) --
Gaugamela : Alexander creates a new world (311 BC) --
Zama: an empire in the balance (202 BC) --
Teutoburger Wald: the division of Europe (9 AD) --
Adrianople: the end of Roman supremacy (378 AD) --
Yarmuk (636 AD) --
Hastings (1066 AD) --
The Spanish Armada (1588 AD) --
Breitenfeld (1631 AD) --
Annus mirabilis (1759 AD) --
Saratoga (1777 AD) --
Trafalgar (1805 AD) --
Vicksburg (1863 AD) --
The Marne (1914 AD) --
The Battle of Britain (1940 AD) --
Midway (1942 AD) --
Kursk (1943 AD) --
Normandy (1944 ad) --
Dien Bien Phu (1954 AD) --
Operations peach (2003 AD).
Responsibility: James Lacey and Williamson Murray.

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A riveting tour through the ages to the moments where the future course of civilization hung in the balance, as two top military historians make the case for the twenty most crucial battles of all  Read more...

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A MAIN SELECTION OF THE HISTORY BOOK CLUB AND THE MILITARY BOOK CLUB Two world-class historians present, eloquently and persuasively, twenty battles that fundamentally changed the course of history. Read more...

 
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