The most wide-ranging and visually arresting history of wars and warfare ever published, War: Definitive Visual
Guide documents every major war or significant period of conflict in over 5,000 years of human history.
A must-have reference gift for military enthusiasts and general readers alike, no other book about warfare contains
such a diverse selection of imagery including contemporary paintings and photographs, objects and artifacts, and
specially commissioned artworks, maps, and diagrams.
War: Definitive Visual Guide includes a comprehensive directory of every major war, thematic spreads
examining broader topics within the history of warfare, from the role of mercenaries, communications, and the
treatment of wounded soldiers, and personal accounts and objects from soldiers and civilians that bring to life the
human experience of battle.
From the earliest known Wars in Sumeria and Ancient Egypt War to the occupation of Iraq, War: Definitive Visual
Guide combines a coherent and compelling spread-by-spread historical narrative with a wealth of supporting
features to recount the epic 5,000-year story of warfare and combat through the ages.