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Author Garibaldi, Luciano.

Title Century of war / [text by Luciano Garibaldi ; translation by Globe/Studio vecchia ; translation editor, Peter Skinner]
Published New York : Barnes & Noble, [2004]


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 MELB  355.00904 Gar/Cow  AVAILABLE
Description 448 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents The Anglo-Boer War -- The Boxer War -- The Russian-Japanese War -- The Italian-Turkish War -- The Balkan Wars -- World War I -- The Russian-Polish War-- The Italian-Ethiopian War -- The Spanish Civil War -- The Chinese-Japanese War -- World War II -- The Indochina War -- The Arab-Israeli Wars -- The Korean War -- The Algerian War -- The Vietnam War -- The Afghanistan War -- The Falklands War -- The Gulf War -- War at the Horn of Africa -- The Balkan War
Summary "Two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, and countless other conflicts raging in every corner of the globe: even though the 20th century saw technological innovation and social progress, above all it has been a period of almost constant battle. From poison gas in Verdun to genocide in Germany, the Baltics, and beyond to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, man has dedicated his science and resources to the art of destruction. These pages bear witness to the infinite errors committed during one hundred years of warfare--and, at the same time, they issue both an invitation to mutual understanding and a warning about what could happen if we continue on this dangerous path. The strong message comes in the form of pictures taken at the front lines by four generations of photographers and combatants, and terrible documents of courage and horror....Accompanying the unforgettable images is a powerful commentary by a historian and specialist journalist who has covered the fighting in Beirut and the Gulf War, and saw the aftermath of slaughter in Rwanda and Burundi, where more than half a million people died--a lucid and gripping reconstruction of the conflicts that inflamed the world"--Publisher description
Notes Includes index
Introduction by Wolf Blitzer
Translated from the Italian
Subject History, Modern -- 20th century.
Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
War -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0760762090 (hardcover)
9780760762097 (hardcover)
Other Titles Secolo di guerre. English