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Series: Osprey Essential Histories

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Works (76)

The Crusades by David Nicolle1
The Crimean War: 1854-1856 by John Sweetman2
The Napoleonic Wars 1: The Rise of the Emperor 1805-1807 by Todd Fisher3
The American Civil War (1): The War In The East 1861-May 1863 (Essential Histories) (v. 1) by Gary Gallagher4
The American Civil War (The War in the East 1863-1865) by Robert K. Krick5
The Seven Years' War by Daniel Marston6
The French Revolutionary Wars by Gregory Fremont-Barnes7
The Korean War by Carter Malkasian8
The Napoleonic Wars 2: The Empires Fight Back 1808-1812 by Todd Fisher9
The American Civil War: The War in the West 1861 - July 1863 by Stephen D. Engle10
The American Civil War: 1863-1865 by Joseph Glatthaar11
Campaigns of the Norman Conquest (Essential Histories) by Matthew Bennett12
The First World War: The Eastern Front 1914-1918 (Essential Histories) by Geoffrey Jukes13
The First World War (2): The Western Front 1914-1916 (Essential Histories) by Peter Simkins14
The Falklands War 1982 by Duncan Anderson15
The Punic Wars, 264-146 BC by Nigel Bagnall16
The Napoleonic Wars: The Peninsular War 1807-1814 (Essential Histories, No 17) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes17
Second World War (1) The Pacific by David Horner18
The Hundred Years' War by Anne Curry19
The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988 by Efraim Karsh20
Rome at War 293-696 AD by Michael Whitby21
The First World War (3): The Western Front 1917-1918 (Essential Histories) by Peter Simkins22
The Mediterranean Front 1914-1923 (4) by Michael Hickey23
The Second World War (5) The Eastern Front 1941-1945 by Geoffrey Jukes24
The Mexican War 1846-1848 by Douglas V. Meed25
The Wars of Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC by Waldemar Heckel26
The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC by Philip de Souza27
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Palestine War 1948 by Efraim Karsh28
The Thirty Years' War 1618-1648 by Richard Bonney29
The Second World War (3) The War at Sea by Alastair Finlan30
The Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905 by Geoffrey Jukes31
The Second World War (6) North West Europe 1944-1945 by Stephen Hart32
Byzantium at War by John Haldon33
The French Wars 1667-1714 by John Lynn34
the Second World War (2) Europe 1939-1943 by Robin Havers35
The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC by Philip de Souza36
The Spanish Civil War by Frances Lannon37
The Vietnam War 1956-1975 by Andy Wiest38
The Napoleonic Wars: The Fall of the French Empire 1813-1815 (4) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes39
The Anglo-Afghan Wars 1839-1919 (Essential Histories) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes40
War of 1812 by Carl Benn41
Caesar's Civil War by Adrian Goldsworthy42
Caesar's Gallic Wars by Kate Gilliver43
The French-Indian War 1754-1760 by Daniel Marston44
The American Revolution 1774-1783 by Daniel Marston45
War in Japan 1467-1615 by Stephen Turnbull46
The French Religious Wars, 1562-1598 by Robert Knecht47
The Second World War: a military history; from Munich to Hiroshima by Paul Collier48
The Suez Crisis 1956 by Derek Varble49
The Texas War of Independence 1835-1836: From Outbreak to the Alamo to San Jacinto by Alan C. Huffines50
The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 by Stephen Badsey51
The Boer War 1899-1902 by Gregory Fremont-Barnes52
The War of the Roses: 1455-1485 (Essential Histories) by Michael Hicks54
The Gulf War 1991 by Alastair Finlan55
The Zulu War, 1879 by Ian Knight56
Genghis Khan & the Mongol Conquests, 1190-1400 by Stephen Turnbull57
The English Civil Wars, 1642-1651 by Peter Gaunt58
The Plains Wars 1757-1900 by Charles M. Robinson III59
The Spanish Invasion of Mexico, 1519-1521 by Charles M. Robinson III60
The Chinese Civil War 1945-49 by Michael Lynch61
The Ottoman Empire, 1326-1699 by Stephen Turnbull62
The Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991-1999 by Alastair Finlan63
The Anglo-Irish War: The Troubles of 1913-1922 by Peter Cottrell65
The Wars of the Barbary Pirates: To the Shores of Tripoli: The Birth of the US Navy and Marines by Gregory Fremont-Barnes66
Ancient Israel at War 853-586 BC by Brad Kelle67
The Indian Mutiny 1857-58 (Essential Histories) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes68
The Russian Civil War 1918-22 by David Bullock69
The Irish Civil War 1922-23 by Peter Cottrell70
The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750 by David Nicolle71
The Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46 (Essential Histories) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes72
The Northern Ireland Troubles: Operation Banner 1969-2007 (Essential Histories) by Aaron Edwards73
The Second War of Italian Unification 1859-61 (Essential Histories) by Frederick Schneid74
The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-89 (Essential Histories) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes75
The Rise of Imperial Rome AD 14-193 by Duncan B Campbell76
The Wars of Spanish American Independence 1809-29 (Essential Histories) by John Fletcher77
Russia's Wars in Chechnya 1994-2009 by Mark Galeotti78

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Each Essential Histories book studies the origins, politics, fighting and repercussions of one major war or theatre of war, from both military and civilian perspectives. Spanning 3000 years of human conflict, most major wars are covered, from the Punic Wars to the Iran-Iraq war. Featuring full colour maps, diagrams and photography throughout, each book in Osprey’s Essential Histories series also includes pictures of contemporary artwork and artefacts, providing a full visual appreciation what it was like to live through each war. Essential Histories are an important reference resource for students, teachers, academics, history enthusiasts and hobbyists.


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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