Author: Weir, William
Narrator: Rick Turner
Format: Digital Download
Length: 5 Hrs, 12 Mins.
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.
Includes, among other battles:
Marathon, 490 BC
Nika Rebellion, 532 AD
Bunker Hill, 1775 AD
Arbela, 331 BC
Hattin, 1187 AD
Diu, 1509 AD
Britain, 1940 AD
Constantinople, Part 1, 1205 AD
Tshushima, 1905 AD
This audiobook 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.
William Weir, a former Army combat correspondent and photographer in the Korean War, has written eight previous books, including 50 Weapons That Changed Warfare and 50 Military Leaders Who Changed the World. In addition to his Army service, Weir has been a newspaper reporter and a public relations specialist. He is now retired and lives in Guilford, Connecticut with his wife, Anne.
An actor and voice talent, Rick Turner has narrated a wide variety of commercial and corporate work, including a series of webcasts and audiobooks. He lives in Seattle.
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