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Series: Osprey Essential Histories Specials

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The American Civil War: This Mighty Scourge of War by Gary Gallagher1
The First World War: The War to End All Wars by Geoffrey Jukes2
The Second World War: A World in Flames by Max Hastings3
The Napoleonic Wars : The Rise and Fall of an Empire by Todd Fisher4
The Greeks at War: From Athens to Alexander by Philip de Souza5
Rome at War: Caesar and His Legacy by Kate Gilliver6
Liberty or Death: Wars that Forged a Nation by Daniel Marston7

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Multi-volume editions that combine previously published Essential Histories single volumes in one great value publication.Each book studies the origins, politics, fighting and repercussions of one major war or theatre of war, from both military and civilian perspectives. Featuring full colour maps, diagrams and photography throughout, each book in Osprey’s Essential Histories Specials series also includes pictures of contemporary artwork and artefacts, providing a full visual appreciation of how it was to live through each war.

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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