100 Battles That Shaped World History is another wonderful addition to Bluewood Books' popular 100 Series. This title is jam-packed with interesting facts and information about 100 different decisive battles that have been fought throughout history and around the world. From the very early battles, such as the Battle of Megiddo (1469 B.C.), history is teeming with amazing stories of great and significant encounters between two or more opposing forces. For example, in the Battle of Arbela (331 B.C.), Alexander, seeing a momentary weakness in the Persian formation, charged straight at Darius, the opposing general, and turned the tide of the battle into a complete rout in favor of the Greeks. In 100 Battles you will also learn about one of the first confrontations between England and France, the Battle of Crecy (1346), in which the English infantry proved it could defeat the mighty French knights.
Ranging from the charge of the cavalry and brutal hand-to-hand combat to the use of "smart bombs", 100 Battles That Shaped World History provides engaging, clear, concise and accurate accounts of important battles fought on the land, sea and air. 100 Battles also covers many significant milestones achieved in the development and evolution of tactics, weapons, armor, communications, and fortifications. Readers will also learn about many of the great military leaders that emerged -- or those whose careers suddenly ended.
Engaging one page synopses of 100 battles of major importance in chronological order, illustrated, time line, trivia quiz, locator map. Another in the popular 100 Series
-- Includes wars from throughout history and from around the world
-- Fascinating facts andinformation
-- Clear and concise text
-- Fully illustrated
-- Contains a fun trivia quiz
-- Contains timeline, locator map and index
-- A perfect desk reference
-- Makes history fun and easy to learn