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Published: 05 March 2009

384 Pages | 40 b+w half tones & 40 maps

5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780192806543

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A Guide to Battles

Decisive Conflicts in History

Edited by Richard Holmes and Martin Marix Evans

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  • Co-edited by renowned military historian and TV presenter, Richard Holmes and prolific writer of military history, Martin Marix Evans
  • Individual sections on almost 300 of the most important battles in world history - from the battle of Megiddo fought by the ancient Egyptians to the Second Gulf War
  • Thematic chapters place the battles in their historical, tactical, and technological context
  • Ranges from Europe and the Americas through to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific
  • Detailed maps show the course of famous campaigns whilst the numerous illustrations - many from contemporary sources - bring the narrative to life
  • Extensive index gives the reader quick access to historical figures, locations, battle formations, and much more
  • Previous format was the best-selling Battlefield: Decisive Conflicts in History