battles that Changed history
A richly-illustrated overview of military history
Author DK, foreword by Sir Tony Robinson Publisher DK Price £20 Released Out now
Over the years, DK has almost been the gold standard for illustrated history and science books. Whether it’s biology, astronomy, technology or history, few publishers have managed to rival DK’S richness of imagery or its ability to make even the most challenging concepts easily digestible for everyday people.
From the gorgeous cover of Battles That Changed History and throughout, DK’S editors deftly guide us through most of the recorded history of military confrontations, from the war between Ancient Greeks and Persians, and the Punic Wars of the Roman Empire, to the modern wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.
If this feels like well-trodden territory, the resplendent battle maps, lush illustrations and evocative photography lends each battle and conflict a relevance and deep level of interest to the reader. While many of the excellent illustrations or photographs, especially from the American Civil War, the medieval wars of Europe or the two World Wars, may feel familiar to history enthusiasts, the book truly stands out when it comes to the maps. Any map fan will have an absolute field day with Battles That Changed History, as its many sumptuously crafted maps intricately detail the battles in question with beautiful clarity. This is without a doubt one of DK’S finest history offerings in several years.