Spanning the recorded history of ground warfare from antiquity to the Atomic Age, this three-volume authoritative reference work documents it all―from generals to GIs, catapults to Kalashnikovs, ancient Israel to post-Soviet Chechnya.
· 1,200+ detailed A–Z entries, cross-referenced for further reading, chronicle every aspect of ground warfare throughout history
· Numerous drawings, engravings, and diagrams depict everything from Cyrus the II conquering Babylon to the Battle of Waterloo
· Photographs show leaders from Tito to T. E. Lawrence, weapons, and battles such as Antietam
· Maps range from Alexander's empire to World War II
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Stanley Sandler, PhD, retired after 14 years as a command historian with the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC.From Booklist:
A distinguished military history scholars, Sandler is a retired historian for the U.S. Army. T Ground Warfare, which complements Ground Warfare [RBB N 15 02] and the earlier Naval Warfare [RBB S 15 02]. It covers its subject from ancient times to the present. Coverage is international in scope, and according to the introduction the intended audiences are scholars and general readers.
Entries are accompanied by an introduction; an alphabetical list of entries; a list of contributors; a list of abbreviations, terms, and acronyms; a select bibliography; and an index. Each signed entry is one-quarter to several pages in length and concludes with a short bibliography and, in most cases, cross-references. Scope encompasses biographies, battles, wars, raids, and weapons. Among its more than 1,200 entries, Ground Warfare includes some unusual discussions like Music, military; Religion and war; and Reporting, war. There are also entries for treatment of ground combat in the arts and for the roles played by women.
The text is enhanced by appropriately placed black-and-white maps, illustrations, and photographs. Information is fairly current, covering the troubles in Peru, Rwanda, Somalia, and Yugoslavia through 2000.
Other military reference tools, whether more general, such as The Oxford Companion to Military History [RBB Ja 1 & 15 02], or more specific, such as Encyclopedia of the Korean War [ABC-CLIO, 2000], may treat some of the same topics but do not offer the same perspective. This unique survey of ground combat would be useful additions to reference collections in academic, public, and high-school libraries. RBB
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Book Description U.S.A.: ABC-Clio, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A New three volume set in shrink wrap. 4to.'s. Bookseller Inventory # 132553
Book Description ABC-Clio, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1576073440