Little-Known Wars of Great and Lasting Impact: The Turning Points in Our History We Should Know More About
Fair Winds Press, 2009 (2009)
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Reviewed by Bob Walch
The Turning Points in Our History We Should Know More About
', this provocative volume takes the reader on a series of journeys, deep into the past and across the globe to highlight the enduring influence of eighteen wars that are seldomly discussed in mainstream histories.
he author delves into these conflicts that led to great changes in history, from the Afghan Civil War that precipitated the rise of the Taliban to the Algerine War in 1815, seen as the first war on terror, to King Philip's War in 1675 that, in proportion to the population at the time, was the costliest war in American history and changed the colonies forever.
y spotlighting these wars, Axelrod shows how these supposedly minor armed struggles have had profound effects on nations and individuals, on the practice of warfare and the writing of history, and on the loyalties and enmities that color our world today.
ver 120 color photos, maps and paintings are used to illustrate this new look at these overlooked turning points in history. Anyone interested in either military campaigns or world history will find this a book well work reading.
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