There is no shortage of stories when it comes to battles. Some were decided by genius, but many more by a quirk of fate, when that thin balance which separates success from disaster lay in a minor decision or a trivial incident that tipped the scales. The thrust of a spear, the blink of an eye, a single phrase or a misinterpreted command is all it takes. A moment of courage or cowardice, energy or...
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (November 2002)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 5622938
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This book consists of superficial descriptions of ten different battles, wars, and leaders, including Attila, Napoleon, Custer's last stand, the Zulu war, the fall of Constantinople, etc. I enjoyed the description of the Zulu war, which seemed to me ...
resolution or indecision. Battles have shaped the course of history and decided the fate of mankind. From a brutal Attila the Hun who went down to defeat on the Catalaunian Fienls, to an overbearing French artillery colonel at Dien Bien Phu; from the stout walls of Constantinople to a skimpy mealie-bag wall at Rorke's Drift; from the sun of Austerlitz to the snows of Stalingrad, it was always an incident that decided the outcome of battle.