Book Details

Book title: 50 BATTLES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
Author(s): William Weir
ISBN: 9788182743120
Publication Year: 2008
Binding: HB
Pages: 320
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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ABOUT THE BOOK

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50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the implications of the battles that were vital in shaping civilizations as we know it.

Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all-Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which kept the world`s first democracy alive. Others may be less familiar-the naval battle at Diu (on the Indian Coasts), which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, and Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines.

ABOUT Author

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William Weir a former Army combat correspondent and photographer in the Koran War, has written eight previous books, including 50 Battles That Changed the World and 50 Weapons That Changed Warfare. In addition to his Army service. Weir has been a newspapers reporter and a public relations specialist. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Gun Digest, and War, Literature & the Arts. He is now retired and lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with his wife, Anne.