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    DescriptionCenturies of warfare that changed the world are captured in History's Greatest Wars. Each chapter includes a quick-reference summary, a timeline, an overview of the war, essays on its principal leaders, a series of short, often offbeat features on aspects of the conflict, and a detailed account of a pivotal battle. Author Joseph Cummins highlights victories that changed nations. Each chapter delineates defining moments in the development of political philosophies, and recounts the heroism of armies and individuals. It traces the transformation of battle tactics and explains the scientific innovations that yielded the machine gun, the tank, and the atom bomb. At the same time, it reiterates the constants of conflict: the personal sacrifices made by those battling tyranny; and the extraordinary influence of charismatic leaders. Sweeping in its scope, yet intimate in its insights, this is a collection that will enhance your understanding of the modern world and your place in it.


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    Title
    History's Greatest Wars
    Subtitle
    The Epic Conflicts That Shaped the Modern World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Cummins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 925 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592334711
    ISBN 10: 1592334717
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    B&T Approval Code: A44090000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    DC22: 904.7
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, HIS027000
    BIC subject category V2: HBB
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    300 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    FAIR WINDS PRESS
    Imprint name
    FAIR WINDS PRESS
    Publication date
    26 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Rockport
    Author Information
    Joseph Cummins is the author of The World's Bloodiest History, War Chronicles: From Chariots to Flintlocks, War Chronicles: From Flintlocks to Machine Guns, History's Great Untold Stories, and Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
    Review quote
    "Cummins' main goal of illustrating the law of unintended consequences is nimbly achieved with gripping stories and lively writing." --Library Journal"