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By Max Boot

A enormous, groundbreaking paintings, now in paperback, that exhibits how technological and strategic revolutions have remodeled the battlefield

Combining gripping narrative background with wide-ranging research, War Made New specializes in 4 ?revolutions? in army affairs and describes how innovations starting from gunpowder to GPS-guided air moves have remade the sphere of battle?and formed the increase and fall of empires.

War Made New starts off with the Gunpowder Revolution and explains warfare?s evolution from ritualistic, drawn-out engagements to a lot deadlier occasions, precipitating the increase of the fashionable countryside. He subsequent explores the triumph of metal and steam in the course of the business Revolution, displaying the way it powered the unfold of eu colonial empires. stepping into the 20 th century and the second one commercial Revolution, Boot examines 3 serious clashes of worldwide conflict II to demonstrate how new expertise akin to the tank, radio, and aircraft ushered in terrifying new varieties of struggle and the increase of centralized, or even totalitarian, global powers. ultimately, Boot specializes in the Gulf struggle, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War?arguing that whilst state of the art applied sciences have made the US the best army strength in global background, complex communications platforms have allowed decentralized, ?irregular? forces to develop into an more and more major probability.

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