Artillery: An Illustrated History of Its Impact, 1st Edition

  • Jeff Kinard
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  • ISBN-10: 1851095616
  • ISBN-13: 9781851095612
  • DDC: 623.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 536 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released April 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

ARTILLERY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ITS IMPACT charts the development of large, crew-operated battlefield weapons from the dart firers and catapults of the ancient world to the invention of gunpowder in China and its applications in medieval Europe, and from the emergence of naval and land gunnery four centuries ago to the latest rapid-fire, rocket propulsion, laser guidance, and antiaircraft technologies. Written by an expert on military history, Artillery explores the technological and strategic innovations that have made these weapons increasingly effective at breaking through fortifications, inflicting casualties from a safe distance, providing cover for advancing forces, demoralizing opponents, and defending positions from attack. Beyond the battlefield, the book also looks at the impact of artillery on history and on the lives of civilians as well as soldiers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction to Weapons and Warfare Series.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Ancient and Medieval Artillery.
2: Early Gunpowder Artillery.
3: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
4: Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century Artillery.
5: Nineteenth-Century U.S. Artillery, 1800–1865.
6: Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Artillery.
7: The Interwar Years and World War II, 1921–1945.
8: Post-World War II and Late-Twentieth-Century Developments.
9: Reference Section.
10: Chapter Six Specifications: Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Artillery.
11: Chapter Seven Specifications: 1921–1945.
12: Chapter Eight Specifications: Post-World War II and Late-Twentieth-Century Developments.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.