Wars of National Liberation (Smithsonian History of Warfare)
Although the twentieth century is now best remembered for two world wars, in the future it may be at least equally well-known for its profusion of little wars against great opponents. The trend began long before mujahideen took up arms against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. From China and Vietnam to Palestine, Algeria, and Ireland, Daniel Moran explores the nationalist insurgencies that have characterized much of recent warfare. Vivid maps detailing the wars and photographs from the front lines. A thorough chronology of the wars of national liberation, from the Chinese Civil War to Vietnam. A look at the guerilla tactics that have changed the face of modern warfare. An epilogue discussing the current situation in Afghanistan.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 129.5 x 195.6 x 12.7mm | 385.56g
- 02 May 2006
- HARPER PERENNIAL
- United States
- Illustrations, unspecified