Crushing Defeats from Ancient Rome to the 21st Century

General Military
  • Author: Mir Bahmanyar
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2009
  • ISBN: 9781846033278
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 320
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About this Product

Throughout time, violent battles and bloody clashes have changed the course of history and shaped nations or empires. Battles of annihilation are rare, but ever since antiquity a stunning victory on the battlefield, even if it has failed to win the war, has captured the imagination. In this book Mir Bahmanyar examines battles of annihilation throughout history, some well known, others less so, but all equally extraordinary, to discover what sets these engagements apart, whether they achieve a decisive strategic advantage in war, and why there are fewer battles of annihilation in modern times.

Biographical Note

Mir Bahmanyar was born in Iran, educated in Germany and received his BA in History from the University of California at Berkeley. Mir served in the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment and has written several books on their history, including Shadow Warriors: A History of the US Army Rangers. His other books include SEALs: The US Navy's Elite Fighting Force. Mir is also a feature film producer and screenwriter. In 2006 he produced and co-wrote the multi-award winning film Soldier of God. He currently resides in Hollywood.


Cannae, 216 BC
Zama, 202 BC
The Teutoburger Forest, 9 AD
Adrianople, 378
Pliska, 811
Hattin, 1187
Nördlingen, 1634
Jena-Auerstedt, 1806
The Alamo, 1836
Jugdulluck, 1842
Camerone, 1863
Little Big Horn, 1876
Isandlwana, 1879
Operation Dingo, 1976
Grozny, 1994
Qala-i-Jangi, 2001

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