Download PDF A History of Warfare by John Keegan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2004 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Keegan examines every branch of warfare in its history, psychology, netallurgy, genetics, logistics, archaeology, tactics and strategy.
Download PDF The Cambridge History of Warfare by Geoffrey Parker and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-08-22 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compelling subject, war is common to almost all known societies and almost all periods of history. The Cambridge History of Warfare is a comprehensive account of war in the West. The combined effort of seven leading experts, this book treats the history of all aspects of the subject: the development of warfare on land, seas, and air; weapons and technology; strategy and defense; discipline and intelligence; mercenaries and standing armies; cavalry and infantry; chivalry and blitzkreig; guerrilla assault and nuclear warfare. It places in context particular key elements in the history of armed engagement, from the Greek victory at Marathon, through the advent of gunpower in medieval England and France, to the jungle warfare of Vietnam and the strategic air strikes of the Gulf War. Throughout, there is an emphasis on the socio-economic aspects of military progress and how these help explain the rise of the West over the past two millenia to global military dominance.
Download PDF Warfare in the Seventeenth Century by John Childs and published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. This book was released on 2001 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the 17th century, technological evolutions in fortifications and arms meant wars grew longer, armies larger, and military formations more disciplined. From the Thirty Years' War to the campaigns of Louis XIV, a richly detailed picture emerges from this narrative. Military life and structure in the 1600s -- its conflicts and conduct, the rise of a standing army, the difficulties posed by reliance on paid soldiers, the changing weaponry, the politics are covered, and through it all, the relentless world shift from ancient to modern.
Download PDF Tank Warfare by Kenneth Macksey and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-11-20 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After its introduction during the First World War, the tank revolutionised warfare, and proved to be a terrifying and efficient machine of war. Kenneth Macksey provides a study of the policy-makers and tank strategists, the technical and tactical development, as well as presenting the story of the tank on the battlefield the split-second decisions, the battle-weary crews and the endless mud in this fascinating and detailed account of tank warfare.
Download PDF A History of Air Warfare by John Andreas Olsen and published by Potomac Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An overview of air power's history and effectiveness, by the top experts in the field
Download PDF Medieval Warfare by Martin L. Keen and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1999-08-26 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This richly illustrated book explores over seven hundred years of European warfare, from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the middle ages (c.1500). The period covered has a distinctive character in military history. It was an age when organization for war was integral to social structure, when the secular aristocrat was by necessity also a warrior, and whose culture was profoundly influenced by martial ideas.Twelve scholars, experts in their own fields, have contributed to this finely illustrated book. It is divided into two parts. Part I seeks to explore the experience of war viewed chronologically with separate chapters on, for instance, the Viking age, on the wars and expansion of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, on the Crusades and on the great Hundred Years War between England and France. The chapters in Part II trace thematically the principal developments in the art of warfare; infortification and siege craft; in the role of armoured cavalrymen; in the employment of mercenary forces; the advent of gunpowder artillery; and of new skills in navigation and shipbuilding. In both parts of the book, the overall aim has been to offer the general reader an impression, not just of the whereand the when of great confrontations, but above all of the social experience of warfare in the middle ages, and of the impact of its demands on human resources and human endurance.
Download PDF The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare by Geoffrey Parker and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides an account of war in the West from antiquity to the present day
Download PDF War by Richard Overy and published by William Collins. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The object of this book is to introduce readers to a whole range of military history which has all the drama, dangers, horrors and excitement that we associate with Stalingrad or the Somme. Battles are acute moments of history whenever and wherever they have been fought. Through them we can understand how warfare and world history have evolved. Choosing just one hundred battles from recorded human history is a challenge. Not just because it is necessary to cover almost 6,000 years of history, but because men have fought each other almost continuously for millennia. Anyone who knows anything about the history of war may be disappointed at what has had to be left out. However, each of the 100 memorable battles described shows both how the nature of armed combat has changed over human history, and also how, despite changes in technology, organisation or ideas, many things have remained the same. It is an old adage that you can win a battle but lose a war. The battles featured here almost always resulted in victory for one side or another, but the victor did not necessarily win the war. Some battles are decisive in that broader historical sense, others are not. The further back in time, the more likely it is that an enemy could be finished off in one blow. The wars of the modern age, between major states, have involved repeated battles until one side was battered into submission. Some of the great generals of the recent past - Napoleon, Robert E Lee, Erich von Manstein - have been on the losing side but are remembered nonetheless for their generalship. Some on the winning side have all but disappeared from the history books or from public memory. Equally, in many battles, the issue is not victory or defeat, but what the battle can tell us about the history of warfare itself. New weapons, new tactics, new ways of organising armed forces can have a sudden impact on the outcome of a battle. But so too can leadership, or the effects of a clever deception, or raw courage. That is why the book has been divided up into clear themes which apply equally to the battles of the ancient world as they do to the battles of today. As Professor Richard Overy laments: "Battle is not a game to plug into a computer but a piece of living history, messy, bloody and real. That, at least, has not changed in 6,000 years."
Download PDF Shooting Up by Łukasz Kamieński and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 543 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A vividly written account of how drugs have shaped the history of warfare, based on prodigious research
Download PDF Warfare and Society in Europe, 1792-1914 by Geoffrey Wawro and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining original research with the latest scholarship Wawro examines war and its aftermath from Napoleonic times to the outbreak of WW1. The book highlights the interplay of society, politics and military decision making in Europe.
Download PDF A History of Jungle Warfare by Bryan Perrett and published by Pen & Sword Military. This book was released on 2022-10-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A world where little light penetrates. Of dense vegetation, tangled roots, fetid mud and swamps. Where the helicopter, sophisticated weaponry and technology have revolutionized military combat. But where survival still depends on acute observation and listening for the slightest sound. The jungle. Backdrop to one of the most gruelling of all forms of warfare. To wars that in recent times have changed the course of history. The subject of this expert, extensively illustrated study by Bryan Perrett.Originally published to acclaim in 1990 by Patrick Stephens Limited, this re-issue represents a determination on the publisher's part to keep this esteemed volume in print.
Download PDF The Price of Admiralty by John Keegan and published by Viking Adult. This book was released on 1988 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author illuminates naval history, offering a brilliant dissection of four landmark sea battles, each featuring a different type of warship: the Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Jutland in World War I, the Battle of Midway in World War II, and the Battle of the Atlantic.
Download PDF A History of War by Chris McNab and published by Arcturus Science & History Col. This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lavishly illustrated full-color hardback explores the dark but compelling story of warfare, from its emergence in prehistoric tribal disputes, through great imperial and global wars, to present-day counter-insurgency and 'hybrid' conflicts. Two factors sit at the heart of this story: technology - including weapons, vehicle systems and vehicles - and tactics. A History of War charts the rise of the army, explaining how primitive tribal war parties evolved through seasonal levies and feudal armies to professional standing armies and mass conscription forces, with formal organizational structures. The narrative of A History of War is sewn together by the conflicts that have periodically reshaped history, from localized insurgencies to vast world wars. The book provides summaries and insights into these conflicts while recognizing the human drama of conflict, with first-hand insight into the experience of combat, either as a combatant or as a civilian swept up in violent times. It includes the history of naval warfare and the rise of aerial combat in the 20th century, culminating in the current use of UAVs - unmanned aerial vehicles. Brilliantly illustrated with full-color artwork, maps and photographs, and written with both authority and accessibility, A History of War provides a comprehensive single-volume overview of warfare and how it has shaped our world.
Download PDF The Future of War by Lawrence Freedman and published by PublicAffairs. This book was released on 2017-10-10 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An award-winning military historian, professor, and political adviser delivers the definitive story of warfare in all its guises and applications, showing what has driven and continues to drive this uniquely human form of political violence. Questions about the future of war are a regular feature of political debate, strategic analysis, and popular fiction. Where should we look for new dangers? What cunning plans might an aggressor have in mind? What are the best forms of defense? How might peace be preserved or conflict resolved? From the French rout at Sedan in 1870 to the relentless contemporary insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lawrence Freedman, a world-renowned military thinker, reveals how most claims from the military futurists are wrong. But they remain influential nonetheless. Freedman shows how those who have imagined future war have often had an idealized notion of it as confined, brief, and decisive, and have regularly taken insufficient account of the possibility of long wars-hence the stubborn persistence of the idea of a knockout blow, whether through a dashing land offensive, nuclear first strike, or cyberattack. He also notes the lack of attention paid to civil wars until the West began to intervene in them during the 1990s, and how the boundaries between peace and war, between the military, the civilian, and the criminal are becoming increasingly blurred. Freedman's account of a century and a half of warfare and the (often misconceived) thinking that precedes war is a challenge to hawks and doves alike, and puts current strategic thinking into a bracing historical perspective.
Download PDF Naval Power by Jeremy Black and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2009-11-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Man lives on land, but the seas of the world are crucial to his lot. Focusing on navies as instruments of power and analysing what they indicate about the nature of state systems and cultures all over the world, Black provides an overview of the most significant debates within the field. Organised into key historical periods and accessibly framed, this wide-ranging account emphasises the links between past and present throughout the history of naval power.
Author :Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein (Viscount) Publisher :William Morrow & Company Release Date :1983-01-01 ISBN :0688016456 Pages :584 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (81 download)
Download PDF A History of Warfare by Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein (Viscount) and published by William Morrow & Company. This book was released on 1983-01-01 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chronological illustrated history of warfare from the Ancient Greeks through World War II with chapters on military thinking and the ethics of war