Tales of War
Great Stories from Military History for Every Day of the Year
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From Julius Caesar's victory at the Battle of Zela in 47 BC to the heroics of US marines during World War II, Tales of War is a tour of the camaraderie, bravery, and sacrifice of armed conflict. With a story for every day of the year, discover why the Star Spangled Banner was adopted as the US national anthem--and much more:
- January 3, 1777: George Washington leads his troops to a crucial victory against the British at Princeton
- April 9, 1865: The American Civil War comes to an end
- June 25, 1876: Custer's Last Stand
- August 6, 1945: Hiroshima
- October 27, 312: A flaming cross inspires Emperor Constantine at Milvian Bridge
- December 16, 1773: The Boston Tea Party
Tales of War shows the far-reaching consequences of a single day's action--and the courage of the people who risk their lives to bring them about.
W.B. Marsh was born in New York, and now lives in London. On his birthday--26 October--Alfred the Great, who famously defeated the Danes on British soil, died in 899.
Bruce Carrick has worked in book publishing for many years in New York and London. On his birthday in 1856, The Gazette first published the creation of the Victoria Cross, the highest possible military award in the Commonwealth for valor in the face of the enemy.
Icon Books, 9781848312173, 732pp.
Publication Date: March 22, 2011