The 100 Worst Military Disasters in History

John T. Kuehnauthor
David W. Holdenauthor
The 100 Worst Military Disasters in History



Pages 408
Topics Agincourt, Battle of;Cannae, Battle of;Guadalcanal, Battle of;Hattin, Battle of;Little Big Horn, Battle of;Soviet-Afghan War;Spanish Armada;Tours, Battle of;Trafalgar, Battle of;Verdun, Battle of;Yom Kippur War;Yorktown, Battle of;Military History: Conflict and Wars

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The 100 Worst Military Disasters in History

Author(s): Kuehn, John; Holden, David;
Contributors: Kuehn, John; Holden, David;

The 100 Worst Military Disasters in History is a fascinating collection that educators, students, and historians will all find useful in helping them understand the causes and consequences of the most infamous military failures in history.

The dynamics of military disaster are equally, if not more, important as understanding how to achieve success on the battlefield. This comprehensive book covers the complete gamut of human history as it tells the compelling stories of the worst military debacles of all time. It covers battles, campaigns, and wars, starting with the ancient Persians and Greeks and finishing with the U.S. conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Not limited to land warfare, however, the book also includes a number of the most disastrous naval engagements and campaigns in world history.

The 100 Worst Military Disasters in History opens with a detailed introduction illuminating the role military strategy and politics played in some of the worst battlefield failures throughout history. The entries are augmented with several engaging sidebars related to various military disasters. This eclectic collection includes coverage of many lesser known military disasters such as the Taiping Rebellion, during which 20 times more Chinese died than the number of people killed in the American Civil War.

  • Provides readers with a global collection of the worst military disasters in history
  • Offers a broad chronological review of military disasters across multiple conflicts
  • Includes engaging sidebars that augment the entries
  • Provides readers with an extensive resource list for further reading

SortTitle: 100 worst military disasters in history
Keyword(s): Agincourt, Battle of; Cannae, Battle of; Guadalcanal, Battle of; Hattin, Battle of; Little Big Horn, Battle of; Soviet-Afghan War; Spanish Armada; Tours, Battle of; Trafalgar, Battle of; Verdun, Battle of; Yom Kippur War; Yorktown, Battle of; Military History: Conflict and Wars
Author Info:
John T. Kuehnauthor
David W. Holdenauthor
eISBN-13: 9781440862694
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440862687
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 408
Publication Date: 20200131