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Great Sieges in World History: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century

Never glossing over the human casualties and physical destruction wrought by war, Tucker’s thoughtful work will help readers understand the evolution of siege warfare. Highly recommended for those interested in military history.

Modern Conflict in the Greater Middle East: A Country-by-Country Guide

Highly relevant for most collections. Public libraries especially should take note. The content is accessible enough for high schoolers doing research or for the curious lay person yet comprehensive enough for college study.

The Roots and Consequences of 20th-Century Warfare: Conflicts That Shaped the Modern World

Intricately written, this is best for college-aged students of military history. However, the summaries and time lines make this work accessible for savvy high school students or curious general readers.

The Roots and Consequences of Civil Wars and Revolutions: Conflicts That Changed World History

Tucker's work is best for undergraduate students of military history, as his intricately written entries can be difficult to follow for the lay reader. However, the summaries and time lines provide enough context for high school students or those curious about the subject.

World War I: The Essential Reference Guide

A quality reference work that condenses a monumental amount of information in an accessible, concise, and instructive manner. For general readers and student researchers.

500 Great Military Leaders

This is a great tool for use in middle- or secondary school classrooms and for undergraduates seeking basic information on the subject.

American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection

With these wide-ranging, exhaustively researched volumes, Tucker has accomplished for the American Civil War what he has previously achieved for many other conflicts, from Korea to the Cold War. An excellent resource for school research projects and anyone with an interest in Civil War history.

Almanac of American Military History

Tucker nails it again in these 2,500 pages of excellent writing that cover a wealth of historical information. For these reasons, plus the fact that military events account for a large subset of general American history, this set is heartily recommended for public and academic libraries. For the fullest accounting of our nation's martial adventures, a supplemental volume is also recommended: The Oxford Companion to American Military History, in which 1,100 entries cover major wars, military leaders, Acts of Congress, peace groups, weapons, and aspects of life in the armed forces. Together, these books should be able to answer just about any question on the subject.

The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War: A Political, Social, and Military History

The war between 1846 and 1848 cost $100 million and 13,000 lives...

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