The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Land Warfare
An Illustrated World View
By (author) Byron Farwell
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Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Land Warfare by Byron Farwell
Book DescriptionThe Napoleonic Wars opened the century; the American Civil War punctuated its midpoint. Throughout, conflict seldom abated, whether between the European powers on their own continent or between their colonial proxies around the world. Byron Farwell, an authoritative and engaging chronicler of military history, illuminates here all aspects of this colorful, horrifying, compelling century of war. Global in reach, the encyclopedia covers Latin American rebellions; African, Indian, and Southeast Asian conflicts; Chinese and Japanese actions; and the Indian wars of North America. It is comprehensive, with coverage of weapons development, battles and campaigns, military leaders, and more. Farwell's treatment of military medicine and wartime journalism is unmatched, and his interpretive essays relate events and people to one another and to the century's technological and scientific trends. Including nearly 1,000 illustrations reproduced from period sources, this groundbreaking encyclopedia is destined to become a much-used and desired reference.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393047707
(287mm x 226mm x 66mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Byron Farwell
During the Second World War, Byron Farwell (1921-1999) served as a captain of engineers attached to the Mediterranean Allied Air Force in the British Eighth Army area.
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