The Roman Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare 350 BC-AD 475

The Roman army was once outstanding for its dimension, achieve and durability. As major because the Royal military used to be to the British Empire within the 19th century, the Roman military used to be the most important to the intense growth of Imperial strength and for its upkeep over a interval of greater than 800 years. the material and business enterprise of this maritime strength is on the middle of this new book.

At the peak of its strength the Roman military used to be, not less than in numerical phrases, the most important maritime strength ever to have existed. It hired tens of millions of sailors and maintained and fought fleets of ships better than any forces due to the fact. In those pages the writer appears in any respect the points of the military in flip. Shipbuilding, rigs and fittings, and shipboard weaponry are coated as are all of the primary send from the earliest forms to the final. The command constitution is printed, as are all features of the crews’ lives, their recruitment, phrases of provider, education and uniforms. existence onboard, food and drinks, self-discipline, faith and superstition are defined, whereas seamanship and navigation are handled besides bases and shore institutions. Operations characteristic prominently, the allied and enemy navies in comparison, and specimen battles hired to give an explanation for struggling with tactics.

All those elements replaced and built highly over the good span of the Roman empire yet this attention-grabbing booklet brings this advanced tale jointly in a single superb volume.

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Le Storie

By Thucydides

Lo storico e generale ateniese Tucidide è uno dei più importanti autori dell'antichità greca. Il suo capolavoro, l. a. Guerra del Peloponneso, è un accurato resoconto della guerra tra Atene e Sparta (431 – 404 a.C.), con una premessa sintetica, intitolata Archeologia e dedicata alla storia arcaica e classica. L'opera, che rappresenta uno dei primi e più alti esempi di analisi degli eventi storici secondo il metro della natura umana, esce oggi in versione digitale con apparato critico ipertestuale a supporto.

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City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas

By Roger Crowley

“The upward thrust and fall of Venice’s empire is an impossible to resist tale and [Roger] Crowley, along with his rousing descriptive presents and scholarly awareness to element, is its ideal chronicler.”—The monetary Times
 
The New York Times bestselling writer of Empires of the Sea charts Venice’s striking five-hundred-year voyage to the head of strength in an epic tale that stands unequalled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty. City of Fortune traces the total arc of the Venetian imperial saga, from the ill-fated Fourth campaign, which culminates within the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, to the Ottoman-Venetian struggle of 1499–1503, which sees the Ottoman Turks supplant the Venetians because the preeminent naval energy within the Mediterranean. In among are 3 centuries of Venetian maritime dominance, in which a tiny urban of “lagoon dwellers” develop into the richest position on the earth. Drawing on firsthand money owed of pitched sea battles, skillful negotiations, and diplomatic maneuvers, Crowley paints a bright photo of this avaricious, enterprising humans and the bountiful lands that got here lower than their dominion. From the hole of the spice routes to the conflict among Christianity and Islam, Venice performed a number one position within the defining conflicts of its time—the reverberations of that are nonetheless being felt today.
 
“[Crowley] writes with a racy briskness that lifts sea battles and sieges off the page.”—The manhattan Times
 
“Crowley chronicles the height of Venice’s previous glory with Wordsworthian sympathy, supplemented via amazing studying and infectious enthusiasm.”—The Wall road Journal

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Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World

By Williamson Murray, Jim Lacey

Glossy masters of army background make their case for the twenty so much pivotal battles of all time, in a riveting journey throughout the a while to these moments while the destiny of the realm hung within the balance.

within the grand culture of Edward Creasy’s classic Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, James Lacey and Williamson Murray highlight in basic terms these engagements that modified the process civilization. In gripping narrative bills they carry those conflicts and eras to vibrant lifestyles, detailing the cultural imperatives that led inexorably to the battlefield, the stories of the typical squaddies who fought and died, and the mythical commanders and statesmen who matched wits, will, and nerve for the top attainable stakes.
 
From the good clashes of antiquity to the high-tech wars of the twenty-first century, listed here are the tales of the twenty such a lot consequential battles ever fought, including
 
• Marathon, the place Greece’s “greatest generation” repelled Persian forces thrice their numbers—and stored Western civilization in its infancy
• Adrianople, the demise blow to a disintegrating Roman Empire
• Trafalgar, the epic naval victory that cemented a century of British supremacy over the globe
• Saratoga, the 1st really American victory, gained by way of united colonial militias, which ensured the final word triumph of the Revolution
• halfway, the ferocious global conflict II sea conflict that broke the again of the japanese navy
• Dien Bien Phu, the climactic war of words among French imperial troops and Viet Minh rebels that resulted in American intervention in Vietnam and marked the increase of a brand new period of rebel warfare
• Operation Peach, the perilous 2003 challenge to safe an essential bridge over the Euphrates River that may open the right way to Baghdad
 
Historians and armchair generals will argue ceaselessly approximately which battles have had the main direct effect on heritage. yet there may be doubtless that those twenty are between those who set mankind on new trajectories. each one of those epochal campaigns is tested in its complete old, strategic, and tactical context—complete with edge-of-your-seat you-are-there conflict re-creations. With a watch for the small element in addition to the larger photograph, Lacey and Murray establish the weather that bind those battles jointly: the main judgements, severe error, and moments of difficulty on which the fates of complete civilizations depended.
 
a few battles purely depart a box suffering from the our bodies of the fallen. Others rework the map of the whole international. Moment of Battle is heritage written with the immediacy of today’s information, a magisterial tour d’horizon that refreshes our knowing of these crucial turning issues the place the long run used to be decided.

A major choice of THE heritage booklet membership AND the army booklet CLUB

“Two world-class historians current, eloquently and persuasively, twenty battles that essentially replaced the process background. Moment of Battle is a must acquisition for an individual looking to comprehend the character of human development—and its turning points.”—Dennis E. Showalter, professor of historical past, Colorado university, writer of Armor and Blood

“In a unmarried quantity, James Lacey and Williamson Murray have distilled a life of studying and perception into the main influential battles in global heritage. it is a readable and compelling primer and a dinner party for the coed of army history.”—James D. Hornfischer, writer of Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. military at Guadalcanal

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Tank: 100 Years of the World's Most Important Armored Military Vehicle

Explore the 100-year evolution of the tank and its position at the battlefield, from global conflict I to latest armored scuffling with vehicles.

From the Greek phalanx to Roman siege engines, plans via Leonardo da Vinci, and the wondrous mind's eye of H. G. Wells, the assumption of the armored combating vehicle--the tank--has crossed centuries and given upward thrust to the technologically complicated land battle platforms that populate the armies of nations huge and small today.

First showing in the course of international battle I as unwieldy bins fastened on tractor chassis and at risk of mechanical failure, tank designs advanced into modern guns with the now-classic features of velocity, mobility, and firepower.

During the Nineteen Twenties, American Maj. Gen. Adna Chaffee Jr., properly anticipated that mechanized armies could win the land battles of the longer term. younger US military officials equivalent to Dwight D. Eisenhower and George Patton risked their careers to champion the advance of armored divisions.

Modern tanks practice in either offensive and protecting roles, in a position to exploiting breaches in enemy defenses and speedily slashing into rear parts, disrupting communications, provide, and command and control.

In Tank: a hundred Years of the World's most vital Armored army Vehicle, famous army historian Michael E. Haskew is your consultant to the full 100-year background of those extraordinary machines. He starts off with the advance of early tanks, strikes directly to the makes use of of tanks in international battle I, international struggle II, and the chilly conflict, and covers the fashionable armored struggling with autos in use throughout the Gulf Wars and in conflicts correct as much as today.

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1812: The Navy's War

By George C. Daughan

When battle broke out among Britain and the us in 1812, America’s clients appeared dismal. British naval aggression made it transparent that the sea may be the war’s fundamental battlefield—but America’s army, in simple terms twenty ships powerful, confronted a practiced British fleet of greater than 1000 men-of-war. nonetheless, via a mixture of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews controlled to show the tide of the warfare, besting the haughty skippers of the amazing Royal army and cementing America’s newly gained independence. In 1812: The Navy’s War, award-winning naval historian George C. Daughan attracts on a wealth of archival examine to inform the fantastic tale of this tiny, battletested staff of american citizens and their unbelievable but pivotal victories. Daughan thrillingly info the pitched naval battles that formed the battle, and exhibits how those clashes proved the navy’s important function in keeping the nation’s pursuits and independence. a gorgeous contribution to army and nationwide heritage, 1812: The Navy’s battle is the 1st whole account in additional than a century of the way the U.S. military rescued the fledgling country and secured America’s future.

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The Generalship Of Alexander The Great

By J.F.C. Fuller

In a short and meteoric lifestyles (356-323 BC) the best of all conquerors redirected the process global background. Alexander the good complete this feat with a small army-no greater than 40,000 men-and a constellation of daring, progressive rules in regards to the behavior of battle and the character of presidency. In a method either transparent and witty, Fuller imparts the numerous aspects to Alexander's genius and the complete volume of his empire, stretching from India to Egypt.

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Yank: Memoir of a World War II Soldier (1941-1945) - From the Desert War of North Africa to the Allied Invasion of E

By Ted Ellsworth

Ted Ellsworth was once a tender Dartmouth grad in 1941. within the years sooner than the U.S. joined the second one global battle attempt, American males who wanted to struggle opposed to Hitler have been granted permission from President Roosevelt and the U.S. Congress to hitch the British military. In common situation, battling for an additional nation's military will be an automated forfeiture of U.S. citizenship (as famous on U.S. passports). Yank starts off with goodbyes to Ellworth's younger spouse and relations. It covers his crossing to Britain, preliminary remain in London, task to a North African tank regiment and the crusade there, participation within the invasion of Italy and the second one wave of D-Day, money owed of fierce battles, being taken prisoner by means of the Germans and shipped to a POW camp, the camp deprivations, liberation through the Russians, and eventually, the 12 months Ellsworth spent wandering jap Europe with out dog-tags, after the struggle had ended, attempting to succeed in a urban from which he may possibly send again domestic. Ellsworth were formally MIA for over years, and everybody assumed he was once lifeless. the ultimate pages aspect Ellsworth's homecoming while his spouse hand-delivers the gorgeous and intimate be aware that she'd written him while he used to be first pronounced missing.

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