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Invisible Armies : An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present, Hardback Book

Invisible Armies : An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present Hardback

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Beginning with the first insurgencies in the ancient world-when Alexander the Great discovered that fleet nomads were harder to defeat than massive conventional armies-Max Boot, best-selling author and military advisor in Iraq and Afghanistan, masterfully guides us from the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire up through the horrors of the French-Indochina War and the shadowy, post-9/11 battlefields of today.

Relying on a diverse cast of unforgettable characters-not only Mao and Che but also the legendary Italian nationalist Giuseppe Garibaldi, the archaeologist-turned-military commander T.

E. Lawrence, and the "Quiet American" Edward Lansdale, among others-Boot explodes everything we thought we knew about unconventional combat.

The result is both an enthralling read and our most important work on nontraditional warfare.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 784 pages, 70 illustrations; 8 maps
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9780871404244

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