Invisible Armies : An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present Hardback
by Max Boot
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 784 pages, 70 illustrations; 8 maps
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 15/01/2013
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9780871404244
- Paperback / softback from £13.55