Russell F. Weigley - The Age of Battles (2nd Hand Hardback)
Subtitled : The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo.
This book is both a survey of military history in Europe from the Thirty Years War to the Napoleonic Wars and an analysis on the futility of war. I think it excels in both aspects. Weigley goes to great detail in discussing the numerous wars and campaigns that occur over this stretch of nearly two centuries.
- Format : Standard Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - War & Civil War
- Published : 1991 (Indiana University Press)
- ISBN : 9780253363800
- SKU : B001230
- PPC : SP1200gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"What Russell F. Weigley writes, the rest of us read. The Age of Battles is a persuasive reminder that even in the age of 'rational' warfare, one can honestly wonder why war seemed an unavoidable policy choice." - Allan R. Millett, The Journal of American History.
"One of the most interesting, important, and ambitious books about the conduct, and perhaps the ultimate futility, of war." - Gunther E. Rothenberg.
"A highly scholarly and wonderfully absorbing study." - John Bayley, The London Review of Books.
Russell Frank Weigley was the Distinguished University Professor of History at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a noted military historian. His research and teaching interests centred on American and world military history, World War II, and the American Civil War.