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50 Battles that Changed the World

William Weir

Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed The World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the implications of the battles that were vital in shaping civilization as we know it. Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all-Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which kept the world's first democracy alive. Others may be less familiar-the naval battle at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, and Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines.

Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed The World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the implications of the battles that were vital in shaping civilization as we know it. Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all-Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which kept the world's first democracy alive. Others may be less familiar-the naval battle at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, and Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed The World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Listed in order of their relevance to the modern world, they range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. This book is not so much about military strategy as the implications of the battles that were vital in shaping civilization as we know it. Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all-Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which kept the world's first democracy alive. Others may be less familiar-the naval battle at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, and Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rick Turner

Length:

5h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:49


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:56