DICTIONARY OF WARS, THIRD EDITION
Author: George Childs Kohn
Publisher: CHECKMARK BOOKS, Oct 2007
Detailed summaries of all notable wars, spanning more than 4,000 years. Completely updated & expanded, this is an authoritative source on the global conflicts, civil wars, mutinies, punitive expeditions, undeclared wars, rebellions, & revolutions throughout the world. B&W illus; 7x9 inches, 704 pgs.
"The entries are succinct & well written. This impressive volume is recommended for public & academic libraries." - American Reference Books Annual
Praise for the previous editions:
"...a worthy & easy reference...Recommended."?The Book Report
"...an excellent resource for information on history in general & war in particular, written in a clear & flourish-free style...Well worth the expense when updating a reference or general interest collection."?Library Journal
Dictionary of Wars, Third Edition contains detailed summaries of all notable wars from throughout history, spanning more than 4,000 years. Completely updated & expanded, this volume is an authoritative source on the global conflicts, civil wars, mutinies, punitive expeditions, undeclared wars, rebellions, & revolutions that have occurred throughout the world. This edition contains new & updated entries, new illustrations, & new front & back matter.
Facts are presented in a lively & engaging manner, & the scope of the book is truly impressive. Approximately 1,850 entries are extensively cross-referenced to help readers find the information they want. This book deals exclusively & concisely with military information, often specifying political, social, economic, & cultural influences on military operations.
New coverage includes:
* Battle of Granicus
* Chechen Civil War of 1999?2002
* C?te d'Ivoire Civil War of 2002?
* Fijian Rebellion of 2000
* Guinea-Bissauan Civil War of 1998?1999
* Haitian Uprising of 2000?
* Indonesian War in Aceh
* Macedonian Civil War of 2001
* Nepalese Insurgency of 1996?
* Nigerian Uprisings of 1999?
* Palestinian Uprising of 2000?
* Solomon Islands Insurrection of 1999?2003
* U.S. invasion of Afghanistan
* U.S. invasion of Iraq
* Uzbekistan Uprising of 2005.
About the Author:
Editor George Childs Kohn has developed & prepared general-interest & historical reference books for nearly 30 years. He has a number of reference works to his credit as either editor or author, including The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal & Encyclopedia of Plague & Pestilence, all for Facts On File. He has also helped edit language dictionaries & worked as managing editor of multi-volume student encyclopedias. He lives with his wife in Madison, CT.