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The 100 Worst Military Disasters in History, 1st Edition

  • John T. Kuehn
  • Marlyn R. Pierce
  • David W. Holden
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  • ISBN-10: 1440862699
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862694
  • DDC: 355.4
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020
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Overview

The dynamics of military disaster are equally, if not more, important as understanding how to achieve success on the battlefield. This book covers the gamut of human history as it tells 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, it also includes a number of the most disastrous naval engagements and campaigns in world history. The book begins by illuminating the role military strategy and politics played in some of the worst battlefield failures throughout history. Alphabetical 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Ancient Military Disasters.
2: Megiddo.
3: Marathon.
4: Salamis.
5: Syracuse Expedition.
6: Gaugamela.
7: Chang-Ping.
8: Cannae.
9: Zama.
10: Pharsalus.
11: Teutoburg Forest.
12: Adrianople.
13: Catalaunian Plains.
14: Yarmouk.
15: Baekgang.
16: Medieval Military Disasters.
17: Tours.
18: Hastings.
19: Hattin.
20: Kamikaze: The Second Mongol Invasion of Japan.
21: Lake Boyang.
22: Grünwald.
23: Agincourt.
24: Bosworth Field.
25: Military Disasters from the Early Modern Period.
26: The Conquest of the Aztecs.
27: Lepanto.
28: The Spanish Armada.
29: Pyongyang.
30: Sekigahara.
31: The Sack of Magdeburg.
32: Breitenfeld.
33: Nördlingen.
34: Naseby.
35: Rocroi.
36: Ramillies.
37: Poltava.
38: Rossbach.
39: Quebec.
40: Kunersdorf.
41: Quiberon Bay.
42: The Siege of Pondicherry.
43: Yorktown Campaign.
44: Rivoli.
45: The Nile.
46: Second Battle of Zürich.
47: Nineteenth-Century Military Disasters.
48: Trafalgar.
49: Jena–Auerstedt.
50: Tippecanoe.
51: Leipzig.
52: The Alamo.
53: San Jacinto.
54: Siege of Nanjing.
55: The Capture of New Orleans.
56: The Vicksburg Campaign.
57: Koeniggratz.
58: Sedan.
59: Battle of the Little Bighorn.
60: Isandlwana.
61: The Yalu.
62: Manila Bay.
63: Recent Military Disasters.
64: Tsushima Strait.
65: Tannenberg.
66: The Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive.
67: Verdun.
68: Battle of the Somme.
69: German U-Boat Offensive in World War I.
70: Caporetto.
71: Shanghai.
72: Nomonhan.
73: France 1940.
74: The Battle of Britain.
75: Crete.
76: Pearl Harbor.
77: Wake Island.
78: Singapore.
79: Bataan.
80: Midway.
81: The Destruction of PQ-17.
82: The Dieppe Raid.
83: El Alamein.
84: Operation Torch.
85: Guadalcanal.
86: Kursk (Operation Citadel).
87: Ploesti Raid (Operation Tidal Wave).
88: The Second Schweinfurt Raid.
89: Normandy Landings.
90: The Philippine Sea.
91: Imphal and Kohima.
92: Operation Bagration.
93: The Falaise Pocket.
94: Battle of Arnhem.
95: Operation Bodenplatte.
96: Battle of Osan.
97: Chinese Intervention.
98: Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
99: Ap Bac.
100: The Six-Day War (1967 Arab-Israeli War).
101: The Tet Offensive.
102: Lam Son 719.
103: 1973 Arab-Israeli War–Sinai (Yom Kippur War).
104: Iran–Iraq War: The First Gulf War.
105: Iraqi Freedom.
Index.
About the Authors.