Warrior, 1st Edition

  • R. G. Grant
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  • ISBN-10: 0756644038
  • ISBN-13: 9780756644031
  • DDC: 355.02
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released February 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

Focusing on the front-line soldiers who fought for their tribes, their cities, their overlords and their countries—from the Ancient Greeks who repelled the invading Persians in the 5th century to the US Marines in action in Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, this visual history paints a compelling portrait of the front-line soldier through 2,500 years of history. Warrior is organized into six sections, covering six distinct periods in the history of warfare: Phalanxes and Legions deals with the warfare of Ancient Greece and Rome; Conquest and Chivalry explores the age of warriors who fought for either honor or plunder; Pikemen and Musketeers charts the advent of gunpowder in the 16th century; Empires and Frontiers deals with expansion of empires and the clashes of colonization; Trenches and Dogfights looks at the mechanized warfare of World War I and II, when the development of tanks, aeroplanes and submarines as weapons of war marks the beginning of a completely new era; and Guerillas and Commandos shows that despite the proliferation of death-dealing machines the ordinary soldier still retains a role, sometimes highly specialized.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
Introduction.
1: 600 BCE – 450 CE: Phalanxes and Legions.
2: Phalanxes and Legions: Overview.
3: 600 BCE – 300 BCE: Greek Hoplite.
4: 300 BCE – 450 CE: Roman Legionary.
5: Enemies of Rome.
6: 450 – 1500: Conquest and Chivalry.
7: Conquest and Chivalry: Overview.
8: 800 – 1100: Viking.
9: Other Warriors of the Viking Era.
10: 1000 – 1500: Medieval Knight.
11: Medieval Mounted Warriors.
12: 1300 – 1450: English Longbowman.
13: Medieval Foot Soldiers.
14: 1200 – 1300: Mongol Horseman.
15: 1150 – 1650: Samurai.
16: Pre-Columbian Warriors.
17: 1500 – 1775: Pikemen and Musketeers.
18: Pikemen and Musketeers: Overview.
19: 1486 – 1550: Landsknecht.
20: Foot Soldiers of the Renaissance.
21: 1300 – 1700: Ottoman Soldier.
22: 1500 – 1750: Mughal Warrior.
23: 1642 – 1651: English Musketeer.
24: 17th-Century European Soldiers.
25: 18th-Century European Armies.
26: 1775 – 1914: Empires and Frontiers.
27: Empires and Frontiers: Overview.
28: 1775 – 1783: American Rifleman.
29: American Revolutionary War Forces.
30: 1799 – 1815: French Cavalryman.
31: Other Soldiers of Napoleon’s Army.
32: 1808 – 1815: British Redcoat.
33: 1793 – 1815: British Sailor.
34: 1861 – 1865: Union Infantryman.
35: 1800 – 1870: Maori Warrior.
36: 1800 – 1880: Zulu Warrior.
37: 1860 – 1890: Sioux Warrior.
38: Fighters of the Indian Wars.
39: 1914 – 1945: Trenches and Dogfights.
40: Trenches And Dogfights: Overview.
41: 1914 – 1918: British Infantryman.
42: 1914 – 1918: German Stormtrooper.
43: Other Infantrymen of World War I.
44: Fighters of the Spanish Civil War.
45: 1940 – 1945: Raf Fighter Pilot.
46: 1941 – 1945: Soviet Tank Crewman.
47: Other Tankmen of World War II.
48: 1942 – 1945: Us Bomber Crewman.
49: World War II Fighter Pilots.
50: Soe Agent.
51: 1942 – 1945: Us Paratrooper.
52: 1945 – Present: Guerrillas and Commandos.
53: Guerrillas and Commandos: Overview.
54: 1945 – Present: Foreign Legionnaire.
55: 1965 – 1971: Us Marine.
56: 1965 – 1975: Viet Cong Guerrilla.
57: Modern Guerrilla Fighters.
58: 1941 – Present: Sas Soldier.
59: Other Special Forces.
60: Modern Western Infantry.
Index.
Acknowledgments.