8 edition of Turning Points In Military History found in the catalog.
March 1, 2005
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||360|
This book represents the final work in the five-volume history of Marin e this vantage point, I observed the conduct of Marine Corps operations in military history. We have made a. Dunkirk was a critical turning point in World War dictator Adolf Hitler’s blitzkrieg strategy depended on maintaining concentrated forward momentum in its invasion of France and Belgium; Germany had overrun the region by May However, Hitler exercised restraint at Dunkirk, halting his panzer tanks short of the seaport only days before the evacuation.
Zeroing in on eight turning points in the biblical period, four in Hellenistic-Roman times, five in the Middle Ages, and thirteen in modernity, Marc J. Rosenstein elucidates each formative event with a focused history, a timeline, a primary text with commentary as an intimate window into the period, and a discussion of its legacy for subsequent. In this podcast Justin (M.A. in Military History) and me (M.A. in History, Computer Science) talk about "turning points". Do they make sense? What could be a turning point.
And besides, we do not know history. For example the book "Turning Points in Middle Eastern History" produced by The Great Courses with Professor Eamonn Gearon I learned many things about the Middle East: religion, values, successes and failures/5(35). Series: Turning Points in World History. Series by cover. Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works.
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Finally, the book ends with a non-sequitur of a discussion of the state of Iraq in While it would be good opinion page material, it seems to have nothing to do with a turning point in military history. Overall, a solid book that covers the history of how the modern military got from clubs to precision guided munitions/5(3).
Turning points in military history are often turning points in world history as well. In this thought-provoking book, noted military historian William Weir explores the stunning leaps of martial imagination that have redefined combat and conquest/5(3).
Turning Points In Military History by William Weir. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking “Turning Points In Military History” as /5(3). Series: Turning Points in US Military History (Book 1) Library Binding: 48 pages; Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing (January 1, ) Language: English; ISBN X; ISBN ; Product Dimensions: 8 x x 10 inches Shipping Weight: ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: Be the first to write Author: Charlie Samuels.
Turning points in military history. [William Weir] -- - The development of basic weapons--wood, bronze, and missile- The development of the Roman legion- The invention of gunpowder- The Thirty Years War- The Battle of Fontenoy- The American Civil War.
ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xx, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Contents: The basics: point and edge, arrows and armor --Urbanite Warfare --The rulers of the plains --Stonewalling the Nomads --Private armies and public policy --The devil's snuff: the gunpowder revolution --Command of the sea: war under sail --The bloody birth of standing armies.
The turning points include topics on science, religion, military, and political. This is a short book, and the summary of the twenty-five events is good.
The reader can then pursue topics which are important to him/s: 2. Turning Point of the War- Vietnam One Turning Points In Military History book the greatest mysteries of the Vietnam War is how the allied military victory achieved during the Tet Offensive—a victory so complete that for the rest of the war the Viet Cong guerrillas could never again play a significant military role—was ultimately turned into a crippling American.
Noll's "Turning Points" provides an in-depth analysis of what he deems to be the major events or turning points within Christianity. His task was not to trace the entire history of the church, rather to write a history of the most significant events, as a Reviews: turning points in history are all about assigning signiicance to events of the past,and they are exceptionally slippery and idiosyncratic to the individuals assigning that signiicance.
at the same time, some historians handle this issue with style and grace and aplomb. He well choose the events, turning points, and presented enlightening explanations and pretty much validating his choices - from a pre Pilgrim plague among the indians to the pill to 9- Well worth the time.
48 chapters and lectures - each about This is the course book accompanying the Teaching Company course of the same name/5(25). Alan Axelrod Focusing on the turning points that make military history not only dynamic but crucial to the story of humanity and civilization, this volume is about the decisions, acts, innovations, errors, ideas, successes, and failures that shaped the evolution of military art and science--strategy, tactics, and technology.
Civil War Times Book Review: Vicksburg, the Turning Point of the War Confederate General John C. Pemberton surrenders to Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S.
Grant at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 4, (Classic Image/Alamy Stock Photo). Some battles were turning points, not only in war, but in history itself, and we still talk about them today.
You may have heard of marathons, Gettysburg, or someone who has “met his or her Waterloo.” Like these, the battles below changed the course of history. The Doomsday Book is written for William the Conqueror to detail the wealth and property of England.
For the first time in history, a military assault starts with synchronized watches in the Battle for Vicksburg in the American Civil War.
This is the turning point in the Pacific war and cements the role of the aircraft carrier as the. THE BATTLE OF Midway, fought from June 3 to 7,was the turning point of World War Two in the Pacific.
David Rigby is the author of ‘Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway.’. There was not an emphasis on military history unless it was in context of a turning point, such as the American Revolution and the needed move to a constitution. flag Like see review Russell rated it really liked it/5(25).
We stand at one of the major turning points of history. Two powerful forces for regression threaten to drag us into a dark past. On the one hand, Islamists want to bring back the subjugation of women, female genital mutilation, sex slavery, beheadings, and dhimmitude for non-believers.
Even though the Battle of Lake Erie contributed greatly to the turning point of the War ofthe naval battle itself was relatively routine. The most outstanding parts of the battle were the courageous actions taken by the commanding officers. Perry fought on the Lawrence with the rest of his crew for over two hours in horrible conditions.
Critical Episodes of the Civil War. A volume in the Southern Illinois University Press series “Engaging the Civil War”, Turning Points of the American Civil War consists of nine essays by various scholars that examine “turning points” in the American Civil War, plus a commentary for each one by the of the essays are outstanding efforts, though some fall short.
CHAPTER XXII. The Turning Point. Military Government in the Static Phase. After the carpet was taken up, the area in Germany remaining under U.S.
military government control was about the size of the state of Kentucky but with five times the population. 1 The withdrawal into the zone had reduced the US -administered area by more than two-thirds and the number of people by at least as much.
/5 stars. These "Turning Points in World History" books look dull at first glance, but are better than expected. They are not "books" but of a selection of essays about particular topics, and include a solid overview in the introduction section.
Many of the French Revolution essays were insightful!/5(5).Turning Points will provide free services to clients according to program guidelines and within its financial limitations, regardless of race, age, disability, religion, culture, social class, national origin, gender, veteran status, gender identification, sexual orientation or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable law.