SeriesOsprey Essential Histories

76 Works Popularity 5,530 (1,528 Members) 5,140 Books 36 Reviews ½ 3.7
The Crusades (Essential Histories) by David Nicolle 88 copies, 1 review1
The Crimean War: 1854-1856 by John Sweetman 77 copies2
The Napoleonic Wars 1: The Rise of the Emperor 1805-1807 by Todd Fisher 58 copies3
The American Civil War: The War in the East 1861 - May 1863 (Essential Histories) by Gary Gallagher 67 copies4
The American Civil War (The War in the East 1863-1865) by Robert K. Krick 49 copies5
The Seven Years' War by Daniel Marston 107 copies, 1 review6
The French Revolutionary Wars by Gregory Fremont-Barnes 79 copies, 1 review7
The Korean War by Carter Malkasian 97 copies, 1 review8
The Napoleonic Wars 2: The Empires Fight Back 1808-1812 by Todd Fisher 58 copies, 1 review9
The American Civil War: The War in the West 1861 - July 1863 by Stephen Engle 55 copies10
The American Civil War (4): The War In The West 1863-1865 by Joseph Glatthaar 60 copies11
Campaigns of the Norman Conquest (Essential Histories) by Matthew Bennett 66 copies12
The First World War: The Eastern Front 1914-1918 (Essential Histories) by Geoffrey Jukes 67 copies13
The First World War (2): The Western Front 1914-1916 (Essential Histories) by Peter Simkins 54 copies, 1 review14
The Falklands War 1982 by Duncan Anderson 69 copies, 1 review15
The Punic Wars, 264-146 BC by Nigel Bagnall 120 copies, 1 review16
The Napoleonic Wars: The Peninsular War 1807-1814 (Essential Histories, No 17) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes 62 copies, 2 reviews17
The Second World War, Volume 1: The Pacific by David Horner 71 copies18
The Hundred Years' War by Anne Curry 125 copies, 3 reviews19
The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988 by Efraim Karsh 113 copies, 1 review20
Rome at War 293-696 AD by Michael Whitby 88 copies21
The First World War (3): The Western Front 1917-1918 (Essential Histories) by Peter Simkins 41 copies, 1 review22
The Mediterranean Front 1914-1923 (4) by Michael Hickey 62 copies23
The Second World War (5) The Eastern Front 1941-1945 by Geoffrey Jukes 48 copies24
The Mexican War 1846-1848 by Douglas V. Meed 54 copies25
The Wars of Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC by Waldemar Heckel 86 copies, 1 review26
The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC by Philip de Souza 95 copies27
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Palestine War 1948 by Efraim Karsh 89 copies28
The Thirty Years' War 1618-1648 by Richard Bonney 89 copies29
The Second World War (3) The War at Sea by Alastair Finlan 68 copies30
The Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905 by Geoffrey Jukes 94 copies, 1 review31
The Second World War (6) North West Europe 1944-1945 by Stephen Hart 44 copies32
Byzantium at War by John Haldon 102 copies, 1 review33
The French Wars 1667-1714 by John A. Lynn 74 copies, 1 review34
the Second World War (2) Europe 1939-1943 by Robin Havers 36 copies35
The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC by Philip de Souza 95 copies, 2 reviews36
The Spanish Civil War by Frances Lannon 81 copies, 1 review37
The Vietnam War 1956-1975 by Andrew Wiest 81 copies38
The Napoleonic Wars: The Fall of the French Empire 1813-1815 (4) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes 57 copies, 1 review39
The Anglo-Afghan Wars 1839-1919 (Essential Histories) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes 41 copies40
War of 1812 by Carl Benn 87 copies, 3 reviews41
Caesar's Civil War by Adrian Goldsworthy 106 copies42
Caesar's Gallic Wars by Kate Gilliver 102 copies, 1 review43
The French-Indian War 1754-1760 by Daniel Marston 99 copies44
The American Revolution 1774-1783 by Daniel Marston 86 copies, 1 review45
War in Japan 1467-1615 by Stephen Turnbull 86 copies, 1 review46
The French Religious Wars, 1562-1598 by Robert Knecht 73 copies47
The Second World War (4): The Mediterranean 1940-1945 (Essential Histories) by Paul Collier 36 copies48
The Suez Crisis 1956 by Derek Varble 63 copies, 1 review49
The Texas War of Independence 1835-1836: From Outbreak to the Alamo to San Jacinto by Alan C. Huffines 52 copies50
The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 by Stephen Badsey 74 copies51
The Boer War 1899-1902 by Gregory Fremont-Barnes 79 copies52
The War of the Roses: 1455-1485 by Michael Hicks 120 copies, 2 reviews54
The Gulf War 1991 by Alastair Finlan 62 copies55
The Zulu War, 1879 by Ian Knight 60 copies, 1 review56
Genghis Khan & the Mongol Conquests, 1190-1400 by Stephen Turnbull 83 copies57
The English Civil Wars, 1642-1651 by Peter Gaunt 63 copies58
The Plains Wars 1757-1900 by Charles M. Robinson III 50 copies59
The Spanish Invasion of Mexico, 1519-1521 by Charles M. Robinson III 50 copies60
The Chinese Civil War 1945-49 by Michael Lynch 47 copies61
The Ottoman Empire, 1326-1699 by Stephen Turnbull 61 copies62
The Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991-1999 by Alastair Finlan 64 copies, 1 review63
The Anglo-Irish War: The Troubles of 1913-1922 by Peter Cottrell 66 copies65
The Wars of the Barbary Pirates: To the Shores of Tripoli: The Birth of the US Navy and Marines by Gregory Fremont-Barnes 60 copies66
Ancient Israel at War 853-586 BC by Brad Kelle 67 copies67
The Indian Mutiny 1857-58 (Essential Histories) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes 40 copies68
The Russian Civil War 1918-22 by David Bullock 65 copies, 1 review69
The Irish Civil War 1922-23 by Peter Cottrell 45 copies70
The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750 by David Nicolle 37 copies71
The Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46 (Essential Histories) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes 31 copies72
The Northern Ireland Troubles: Operation Banner 1969-2007 (Essential Histories) by Aaron Edwards 26 copies73
The Second War of Italian Unification 1859-61 (Essential Histories) by Frederick Schneid 30 copies74
The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-89 (Essential Histories) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes 28 copies, 1 review75
The Rise of Imperial Rome AD 14-193 by Duncan B Campbell 27 copies76
The Wars of Spanish American Independence 1809-29 (Essential Histories) by John Fletcher 19 copies77
Russia's Wars in Chechnya 1994-2009 by Mark Galeotti 28 copies78

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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. The Essential Histories series has also been re-released as the "Guide To" series of ebooks, with the same text and maps as the original. (English, Unclassified)

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