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The Allure of Battle

A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost

Cathal J. Nolan

History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Marathon, Cannae, Tours, Agincourt, Austerlitz, Sedan, Stalingrad--all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But were they? As Cathal J....
Publish Date
2019
March 1
First Published in 2017
Goodreads rating
4.22
ISBN
9780190931513
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Nov 30, 2020
@Iainbking Agreed. Frederick the Great and Napoleon bear a lot of the blame. Wonderful book: 'The allure of battle.'      source