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    DescriptionBeginning with the first insurgencies in the ancient world - when Alexander the Great discovered that fleet nomads were harder to defeat than massive conventional armies - Max Boot, a best-selling author and US military advisor in Iraq and Afghanistan, masterfully guides us from the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire up through the horrors of the French-Indochina War and the shadowy, post-9/11 battlefields of today. Relying on a diverse cast of unforgettable characters Boot explodes everything we thought we knew about unconventional combat. The result is both an enthralling read and the most important work available on non-traditional warfare.


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    Title
    Invisible Armies
    Subtitle
    An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Max Boot
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780871406880
    ISBN 10: 0871406888
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBTV, JWDG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    B&T Approval Code: A44090000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, HIS027130
    DC22: 355.021809
    B&T Approval Code: A44403050
    DC23: 355.0218
    Thema V1.0: NHW
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps, black & white plates
    Publisher
    W W Norton & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Liveright Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    17 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a renowned military historian, Max Boot is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and is the author of The Savage Wars of Peace and War Made New.
    Review quote
    "...a scholarly history of insurgency." The Bookseller "Mr Boot offers a timely reminder to politicians and generals of the hard-earned lessons of history." The Economist "Mr Boot's impressive work of military history is destined to be the classic account of what may be the oldest as well as the hardest form of war." The Wall Street Journal "...a cool and balanced account ranging from prehistory through ancient China to the Ku Klux Klan...to Hezbollah, Hamas and Chechnya." New Statesman "...encyclopedic history of guerrilla warfare..." Financial Times "Boot has produced an important book that is sure to stand the test of time on this broad subject." The Jerusalem Post