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This is a good value, attractive coffee table book. It seems to cover all the important battles throughout history that spring readily to mind. Understandably, given the large number of battles which are included, it does not go into the detail that someone intending to study a particular battle in depth might require.
4.0 out of 5 starsBattles that Changed History (DK)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2018
This book is a work of art, it is beautifully bound and illustrated throughout with plenty of detail on all the battles that changed history. Battles from around the world are depicted in maps, illustrations, paintings, drawings and more. The books is large and hardback so will withstand a lot of use. The battles are laid out chronologically with enough detail given to each battle to establish a good foundation of knowledge. My son has inherited my love of history and this book is a terrific companion for us to share and discuss all the battles he wants to learn more about. This book is excellent reference for home use but would also lend a great deal to the classroom. A concise and well written book for anyone wanting to know more about the battles that changed history.
4.0 out of 5 starsStudious and well put together selection of information about famous battles, but one for the adults this time
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 July 2018
Very well-written and, as always, nicely presented book tracing the history of some famous battles through the ages. Perhaps less lavishly illustrated than some other DK titles - seems more for the interested history-buff adult this one, whereas some other DK titles seem aimed at both kids and adults.