TWENTY DECISIVE BATTLES OF THE WORLD

By (author)JOSEPH B. MITCH

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The shape of history, as historians themselves admit, has often been decided, not by ‘movements’ or economics or assemblies, but by the individual actions of man on the battlefield. Throughout the ages, the course of events and the very fiber of men’s minds have been the products of the clash of arms.For more than a century, Sir Edward Creasy’s classic study of Fifteen Decisive Battles has been the popular authority on the historical decisiveness of military action – from the thrill of Greek democracy’s victory on the plain of Marathon 2,500 years ago to the stand of the stubborn red-coated British at Waterloo that consigned the Napoleonic dream to exile and death.Now, in this authoritative and lavish refurbishing of Sir Edward’s masterpiece. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. Mitchell has completed the march of military events to the present day with the inclusion of five decision-compelling battles of the last one hundred years. For this work, Colonel Mitchell has corroborated and, where necessary, corrected the facts and descriptions of Sir Edward’s original text, as well as modernized his language. To complete this task and to make the volume truly useful as a work of permanent reference, the descriptions of each battle are accompanied by detailed, newly drawn, two-color maps and diagrams designed to make the tactics and strategy of the struggles readily comprehensible. The resulting Twenty Decisive Battles of the World stands as a monument of modern historical writing, indispensable to the shelves of experts as well as general readers.

ISBN: 1568524587 – Hardback
Publisher: KONECKY & KONECKY
ISBN: 1568524587
Publisher: KONECKY & KONECKY
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Author: JOSEPH B. MITCH

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1568524587

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1964

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365

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Colonel Mitchell has brought credentials of the highest order to his work of completing Sir Edward's classic. A graduate of West Point, the Field Artilery School, and the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, he is the author of Decisive Battles of the Civil War and Decisive Battles of American Revolution, and was chief of the Historical Division of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

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