1001 Battles That Changed the Course of World History

Author: Reg G. Grant

Publisher: Universe Pub

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Category: History

Page: 960

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Describes the battles around the world that have changed world history, including information about strategies, the number of troops involved, technologies used, the outcome, and how the battle impacted the central war or campaign.

1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History

Author: R. G. Grant

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 960

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A must-have for history lovers and armchair tacticians everywhere, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History looks at mankind's last 5000 years of combat, and how they shaped the world today. From small-scale battles of the ancient world to devastating modern conflicts, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History provides a definitive record of the combats of the last 5000 years which shaped the political and cultural landscape of the world. From the battles of the ancient world involving only a few thousand infantry, to the devastation of the World Wars, and to the efficient, tactical, military actions of today, this book includes the seminal details about key battles, how the battle fit in a war campaign, and the wider political and social impact it had on the region as a whole. 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History is illustrated throughout with ancient carvings, detail-filled tapestries, dramatic paintings, and evocative photography. Award-winning historian R. G. Grant has assembled an expert team of contributors to provide incisive and insightful descriptions of every battle featured. From the Battle of Troy and the Siege of Antioch, to the Battle of Gettysburg and Iwo Jima, this book traces the changing face of warfare around the globe and throughout history. This arresting volume is a worthy addition to any history buff’s shelf.

One Bloody Thing After Another

The Worlds Gruesome History

Author: Jacob F. Field

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

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Category: History

Page: 191

View: 468

Ever wondered why Tsar Ivan was the dubbed 'the Terrible' or how King Henri II of France perished in a jousting incident? Grisly and gruesome, this book details the vile history of bloodthirsty kings and queens, savage battles, torture and punishment, as well as deathly locations from the days of the ancients to the late nineteenth century. A bloodstained tour through ages of torment, One Bloody Thing After Another explores the blood and guts of yesteryear, from the Crusades and medieval dungeons to the Reign of Terror and witch trials. Find out who bathed in the blood of young women to retain her youth and what really happened at the Massacre of the Festival of Toxcatl, all the while uncovering the most painful torture methods ever used. This is a fascinating account of terror, torture and power in all its repulsive guises... the most gut-spilling history book you'll read this year.

50 Leaders Who Changed History

Author: Charles Phillips

Publisher: Pier 9

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 224

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The greatest leaders in politics, religion, business, art and sciences.

1001 beds

performances, essays, and travels

Author: Tim Miller

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

View: 897

For a quarter century, Tim Miller has worked at the intersection of performance, politics, and identity, using his personal experiences to create entertaining but pointed explorations of life as a gay American man—from the perils and joys of sex and relationships to the struggles of political disenfranchisement and artistic censorship. This intimate autobiographical collage of Miller's professional and personal life reveals one of the celebrated creators of a crucial contemporary art form and a tireless advocate for the American dream of political equality for all citizens. Here we have the most complete Miller yet—a raucous collection of his performance scripts, essays, interviews, journal entries, and photographs, as well as his most recent stage piece Us. This volume brings together the personal, communal, and national political strands that interweave through his work from its beginnings and ultimately define Miller's place as a contemporary artist, activist, and gay man.