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Title War since 1900 / edited by Jeremy Black

Publ Info London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2010
 CCRI-Newport  U21.2 .W379 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  U21.2 .W379 2010    AVAILABLE
 PC  U21.2 .W379 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  U21.2 .W379 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  U21.2 .W379 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  U42 W375 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-277) and index
Contents The changing nature of modern war / Jeremy Black -- The prelude to war, 1900-1914 / Lawrence Sondhaus -- World War I : an unwinnable conflict, 1914-1916 / Michael Neiberg -- World War I : the decisive conflict, 1917-1918 / John Bourne -- An unstable peace, 1919-1930 / John Ferris -- Gathering clouds : the 1930s / Williamson Murray -- World War II in Europe / Dennis Showalter -- World War II : the Asia-Pacific conflict / Allan R. Millett -- Sea power and naval warfare / Michael Epkenhans -- War in the air / John Buckley -- End of empire / Fran­cois Cochet -- The cold war / William Maley -- Contested lands : the Middle East, 1945-1993 / Ahron Bregman -- A new world order and the war on terror / Michael Rose -- War in the 21st century / Jeremy Black
Note War has been the great catalyst of change in the last century, bringing down empires, triggering revolutions, and transforming society. Here, distinguished military historians from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, and France bring their collective knowledge and experience to bear on the cataclysmic events that have shaped the modern world. The contributors fully convey and analyze the horror and drama of two world wars, the petty conflicts and civil wars of the 1920s and 1930s, the Cold War, wars of decolonization, and Middle Eastern wars after 1945. Their unique viewpoints add a fresh perspective: a German scholar and special adviser to the German Ministry of Defense on twentieth-century naval warfare; a French historian on France's wars in Indochina and Algeria; and a retired British general on the Balkan, Iraq, and Afghan conflicts of the past two decades. There are extensive lists of key events plus special features on technological innovations, from the tank to the nuclear bomb, from the submarine to the unmanned drone, and the illustrations include hundreds of photographs as well as specially commissioned maps and battle reconstructions
LC subject War -- History -- 20th century
Military art and science -- History -- 20th century
Military history, Modern -- 20th century
Add Author Black, Jeremy, 1955-
ISBN 9780500251638 (hbk.)
0500251630 (hbk.)