Outnumbered : incredible stories of history's most surprising battlefield upsets / Cormac O'Brien.

Author
O'Brien, Cormac, 1967- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, 2010.
Description
263 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Summary note
Provides accounts of fourteen significant military upsets from throughout history, and includes archival images.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Salamis, 480 BCE : Greek audacity and courage defy the world's greatest empire
  • Issus, 333 BCE : Alexander the Great leads a martial storm into mighty Persia
  • Cannae, 216 BCE : Hannibal's masterpiece thrashes Rome and creates a legend
  • Carrhae, 53 BCE : Roman arms become trapped between the scorching sun and the wrath of Parthia
  • Alesia, 52 BCE : Caesar shows his enemies the meaning of Roman tenacity
  • Tricamarum, 533 : Byzantium's finest take on the Germanic corsairs of North Africa
  • Agincourt, 1415 : French chivalry endures the flight of the Bodkins on St. Crispin's Day
  • Narva, 1700 : a king's coming of age meets Sweden's finest hour
  • Leuthen, 1757 : Frederick the Great steals victory from the jaws of defeat
  • Auerstedt, 1806 : France's Iron Marshall avenges the disaster of Rossbach
  • Chancellorsville, 1863 : Hooker came, he saw, he got conquered
  • Rorke's Drift, 1879 : modern arms and raw nerve achieve the incredible
  • Tannenberg, 1914 : Russia is impaled on the spike of the pickelhaube
  • Singapore, 1942 : a brilliant Japanese gambit steals the Gibraltar of the East.
ISBN
  • 9781592334056
  • 1592334059
LCCN
^^2009038796
OCLC
437186884
RCP
H - S
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