by Joseph Cummins
Published by Fair Winds Press
Hardcover/432 Pages/July 2009
Written in an accessible and engaging style by veteran popular history writer Joseph Cummins, The War Chronicles: From Flintlocks to Machine Guns spans history and much of the globe in recounting the campaigns, invasions, battles, and revolutions that were the most important in history and have had the greatest impact on human affairs.
Each account includes a quick-reference summary, a timeline, an overview of the war, essays on its principal leaders, a series of short, often offbeat features on particular aspects of the conflict, and a narrative account of a pivotal battle. The result is a multifaceted and consistently fascinating history of human conflict.
The best and worst of humanity is on display here, in a collection that will act as a perfect primer for novices while offering seasoned history readers new perspectives on many famous and some not-so-well-known conflicts.
Joseph Cummins is the author of The War Chronicles: From Chariots to Flintlocks, History’s Great Untold Stories: Larger Than Life Characters and Dramatic Events That Changed the World. His other books include Turn Around and Run Like Hell: Unconventional Military Strategies That Worked, History’s Greatest Hits, and Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks and October Surprises in America’s Presidential Campaigns.
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