War in 100 Events

This is a great book that is just about pocketable. The author has taken 100 conflicts to illustrate war from 10,000 BC to the present day – Most Highly Recommended.


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NAME: War in 100 Events
FILE: R2604
AUTHOR: Martin van Creveld
PUBLISHER: The History Press
BINDING: hard back
PAGES:  224
PRICE: £12.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Middle East, Asia, Europe, Americas, Cold War, Ancient 
History, war, armed conflict, modern wars, asymmetric warfare

ISBN: 978-0-7509-8241-2

IMAGE: B2604.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This is a great book that is just about pocketable. The 
author has taken 100 conflicts to illustrate war from 10,000 BC to 
the present day – Most Highly Recommended.

This is a book that every child should read and its how history used 
to be taught. It will however come as a terrible surprise for some 
history teachers who thought that nothing of note happened before 
Comrade Corbyn, or their bet noir, Donald Trump. History will always 
contain some bias, not least because most of it is written by the 
victors. What is totally wrong is for a teacher to twist history by 
crude dogma, usually from the alt-left or some decrepit structure 
like the European Union.

As a result of the deficiencies of primary and secondary education, 
there are, sadly, adults who grew up with twisted propaganda and 
they should go out, buy a copy of this book and read it from 
10,000 BC onwards. In addition, many military history enthusiasts 
will find it a stimulating read that adds to their knowledge.

War is a key part of human development. When discussion and 
negotiation fails, some form of war begins. As a result, war is a 
natural part of life and it shapes all of us. Understanding how and 
why wars begin is the best way of learning how to avoid them. Each 
war is destructive, but it also stimulates technical development. 
Without the spur of war we would never have built the ships that 
enabled adventurers to cross the world, find new lands, new trade 
and new ideas. It has given us air travel and space travel and one 
day it may provide the only means of continuing humanity beyond the 
life of the Earth. Humans are only at the top of the food chain 
because they have learned to fight and win.

Some readers may be irritated by the use of BCE and CE in place of 
the traditional way of identifying Ancient History as years BC and 
Modern History as years AD. The author has written in a politically 
neutral way but inevitably challenges the alt-left view of life, 
because the basic facts challenge that distorted view. In that view 
every child leaves school with a satchel full of diplomas and 
certificates, even if they have learned nothing of value. The view is 
keen to list victims, and create new victims, but finds winners to be 
nasty far-right people. The reality of life is that it is a constant 
flow of opportunities and challenges. Those who fail to fight and win 
will lose. There is a limit to the number of people that the 
dwindling number of wealth creators can support on benefits, so now 
is a good time to start learning about fighting and winning.

During the period from 10,000 BC to the present day there has never 
been a year without a war somewhere. Most years see many wars of 
varying sizes and intensities, so picking just 100 to illustrate 
war must have been a significant challenge for the author. However, 
he has made an excellent selection and provided sufficient 
information to adequately explain the basic facts, for the reader 
to then go and read about each war from the mass of available books. 
The book also provides a very good starting point to learn more about 
the many wars that could not be fitted into this excellent review.