100 Decisive Battles: From Ancient Times to the Present

Category: Humanities
Author: Paul K. Davis
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by sillysaurusx   2021-02-02
If you like military history (and this style of writing) I highly recommend 100 Decisive Battles From Ancient Times To Present. It gives an overview of 100 engagements that changed the world: the strengths of each army, the expected outcome, and usually some "twist" that turned the tables.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/100-Decisive-Battles-Ancient-Present/...

It looks like there's a PDF here, but you'll be waiting 2min: http://rogers.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_73281...

Here's the list of battles:

- https://i.imgur.com/izTpwpG.png

- https://i.imgur.com/sdUljXu.png

Here's the list in text form, sorted by year, for blind users: https://gist.github.com/shawwn/099cadef6d0e2600172cd0d202b16...

by sillysaurus3   2018-02-09
Yes! 100 Decisive Battles: https://www.amazon.com/100-Decisive-Battles-Ancient-Present/...

If you liked this sort of thing, you'll love that book. It usually stuffs you full of numbers, like this article. But mostly it just tells the stories really well. It has several detailed accounts of Napoleon's battles, including the reversal at Moscow and the final stand at Waterloo. It goes up through the Iraq war.

With the Old Breed: https://www.amazon.com/Old-Breed-At-Peleliu-Okinawa/dp/08914...

I can't help but mention this one, even though it's not at all what you were asking for. It's just worth reading. It's unrelated to logistics, but it walks you through the terrifying perspective of a single foot soldier.