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100 Decisive Battles from Ancient Times to Now

100 Decisive Battles - by Paul K. Davis Famous Historical Events Social Studies World History

Although historians may disagree that this author has chosen the top 100 battles in the history of the world, the book conveys an unbiased look at important military conflicts which have shaped history.

Each battle has about five pages of text, broken down into the followng categories: 

  • Forces Engaged
  • Importance
  • Historical Setting
  • The Battle
  • The Results. 

These are the battles featured in the book:

Megiddo

Thymbra

Marathon

Salamis

Leuctra

Syracuse

Chaeronea

Gaugamela

Ipsus

Metaurus River

Kai-hsia

Zama

Pydna

Alesia

Pharsalus

Actium

Teutoburg Forest

Beth-horon

Milvian Bridge

Adrianople

Châlons

Tricameron

Badr

Constantinople

Tours

Pavia

Lechfeld

Hastings

Manzikert

Jerusalem

Hattin

Second Battle of Taraori

Bouvines

Ain Jalut

Hsiang-yang

Hakata Bay

Brusa

Crécy

Orléans

Constantinople

Grenada

Tenochtitlan

Panipat

Vienna

Cajamarca

Lepanto

Spanish Armada

Sekigahara

Breitenfeld

Shanhaikuan

Naseby

Battle of the Dunes

Blenheim

Poltava

Culloden

Plassey

Quebec

Trenton

Saratoga

Yorktown

Valmy

Rivoli

Aboukir Bay (Battle of the Nile)

Trafalgar

Jena-Auerstadt

Tippecanoe

Borodino

Leipzig

Waterloo

Ayacucho

San Jacinto

Mexico City

Antietam (Sharpsburg)

Gettysburg

Atlanta

Sedan

Tel el Kebir

Manila Bay

Mukden

Tsushima

First Battle of the Marne

Verdun

Brusilov Offensive

Second Battle of the Marne

Warsaw

Poland

Dunkirk

Battle of Britain

Moscow

Pearl Harbor

Singapore

Midway

Normandy (D-Day)

Okinawa

Israel's War of Independence

Huai Hai (Suchow)

Inchon

Dien Bien Phu

Tet Offensive

Desert Storm

 

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Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Nov 15, 2016


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Book cover image, courtesy Amazon.com.

Linked battles, 100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present, by Paul K. Davis, online Google Books.

 

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