`War is a duel written large.'
How did we get from clubs and spears to machine guns and drone missiles? What led to the human race firing projectiles across a no-man's-land, from straightforward warfare to spies and insurgency? Here renowned military historian Martin van Creveld has compiled a concise guide to the history of war in 100 key events, from 10,000 BCE to the present day: Stone Age `wars'; Vikings raids; medieval conflicts; revolutionary wars; Napoleonic wars; world wars; the Iraq war; women in war and much more. With intriguing facts and a worldwide range, War in 100 Events is an immensely entertaining volume for military buffs and laymen alike.
PROF. EM. MARTIN VAN CREVELD, of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on military history and strategy. He is the author of 30 books, which between them have been published in 20 languages. He writes frequently for scholarly journals and international magazines, and is no stranger to TV and radio work (BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera etc.). His website, martin-van-creveld.com, is updated weekly (approx. 130,000 readers).