This comprehensive chronology details all of the world wars, leaders and weapons, with related developments in science, technology, the arts and medicine. From the invention of the slingshot to the creation of the atom bomb, from Julius Caesar to Winston Churchill, from the Siege of Troy to the civil war in Yugoslavia, military history is presented in an easy-to-follow format that allows links and comparisons to events and people across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America, Asia and the Pacific.
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Compiled by the authors of The Women's Desk Reference (LJ 10/1/93), this chronology presents a masterly array of facts, though the format precludes any interpretation of events or much in the way of detail. Worldwide in scope where historical coverage is available, the work focuses on known wars, revolts, and military events. Limited space is given to the development of weapons and tactics, but there is inordinate coverage of political and social issues. In addition, one wonders whether it is appropriate to include certain dates, e.g., Ronald Reagan's birthdate and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Soviet dissident, in a work nominally on warfare. The closest comparable work is possibly Michael Clodfelter's Warfare and Armed Conflicts (McFarland, 1992), which only covers the 18th century to the present. An index would have substantially increased the value of this work. A marginal purchase for most libraries.
David H. Hall, Sunnyvale P.L., Cal.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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