History's Worst Battles

History's Worst Battles

by Joel Levy




Beginning with the last stand of the Spartans at Thermopylae, History’s Worst Battles features 50 of the most disastrous military engagements ever fought, covering every major conflict from antiquity to modern times.

Within these pages is a guided tour of the world’s battlefields, from the fall of the Aztecs in the New World to the Napoleonic Wars in Europe, from the Civil War in North America to the post-colonial warzones of Asia, and of course the global theater of the two World Wars. Each entry provides a narrative and a tactical analysis of the battle, as well as information about its causes and legacy, bringing these pivotal conflicts of world history into focus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435151147
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 02/21/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specializing in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Newton’s Notebook, Great Scientists, Mad Science, and The Doomsday Book.

He has written features and articles for the national press, and has appeared on national television and numerous local and national radio shows. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It help me on my Rome report the first battles are about Rome and Greece and its very cool knowing that some of these battles were won and did great things and loss that did horrible things for the losers