Moment of Battle by James Lacey audiobook

Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World

By James Lacey and Williamson Murray
Read by Kevin Foley

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200053926

  • ISBN: 9798200053919

  • ISBN: 9798200053933

Runtime: 15.36 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the grand tradition of Edward Creasy’s classic Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, James Lacey and Williamson Murray spotlight only those engagements that changed the course of civilization. In gripping narrative accounts they bring these conflicts and eras to vivid life, detailing the cultural imperatives that led inexorably to the battlefield, the experiences of the common soldiers who fought and died, and the legendary commanders and statesmen who matched wits, will, and nerve for the highest possible stakes. From the great clashes of antiquity to the high-tech wars of the twenty-first century, here are the stories of the twenty most consequential battles ever fought, including

  • Marathon, where Greece’s “greatest generation” repelled Persian forces three times their numbers—and saved Western civilization in its infancy
  • Adrianople, the death blow to a disintegrating Roman Empire
  • Trafalgar, the epic naval victory that cemented a century of British supremacy over the globe
  • Saratoga, the first truly American victory, won by united colonial militias, which ensured the ultimate triumph of the Revolution
  • Midway, the ferocious World War II sea battle that broke the back of the Japanese navy
  • Dien Bien Phu, the climactic confrontation between French imperial troops and Viet Minh rebels that led to American intervention in Vietnam and marked the rise of a new era of insurgent warfare
  • Operation Peach, the perilous 2003 mission to secure a vital bridge over the Euphrates River that would open the way to Baghdad

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Engaging, well written, and thoroughly researched, this book will appeal to amateur and professional historians alike. Publishers Weekly
“Well-told military history can make for a gripping listening experience, and Kevin Foley’s narration brings out the best qualities of these authors’ storytelling abilities.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: James Lacey

Author Bio: James Lacey

James Lacey is the author of several books on military history, terrorism, and current affairs, including The First Clash, Keep from All Thoughtful Men, and Takedown. He is a widely published defense analyst who has written for Time, National Review, Foreign Affairs, and other publications. He currently teaches at the Marine Corps War College and Georgetown University.

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Author Bio: Williamson Murray

Author Bio: Williamson Murray

Williamson Murray is the author of a wide selection of articles and books, including, with Allan R. Millett, the acclaimed A War to Be Won, and has held numerous distinguished academic chairs. He is presently a defense analyst at the Potomac Institute and teaches at the Naval War College.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English