Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present

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Hardcover, Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2013, ISBN13 9780871404244, ISBN10 0871404249
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Describes the history of unconventional and nontraditional warfare from the nomads used by Alexander the Great to the shadowy modern battlefields of the post-9/11 era.

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Describes the history of unconventional and nontraditional warfare from the nomads used by Alexander the Great to the shadowy modern battlefields of the post-9/11 era.

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.

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Number of Pages: 750
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Boot, Max
Primary Shelf ID: 583311
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: January, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780871404244
Digital Video Formats: Hardcover
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.75 x 2.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0871404249
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