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The Resource Soul of the sword : an illustrated history of weaponry and warfare from prehistory to the present, Robert L. O'Connell ; illustrations by John Batchelor

Soul of the sword : an illustrated history of weaponry and warfare from prehistory to the present, Robert L. O'Connell ; illustrations by John Batchelor

Label
Soul of the sword : an illustrated history of weaponry and warfare from prehistory to the present
Title
Soul of the sword
Title remainder
an illustrated history of weaponry and warfare from prehistory to the present
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. O'Connell ; illustrations by John Batchelor
Title variation
Illustrated history of weaponry and warfare from prehistory to the present
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is axiomatic to say that war has driven and shaped human history. Yet a corollary to this truth is far less well understood: weapons have driven and shaped war. Major conflicts have turned on the success or failure of the weapons involved, and entire strategies have been created around the existence of key weapons. Putting the corollary together with the axiom, weapons reflect better than almost anything else the changes, fears, and desires of man and society." "In Soul of the Sword, a noted military historian and senior intelligence analyst at the National Ground Intelligence Center, Robert O'Connell, offers a history of weapons from the primitive mace to the nuclear warhead. Throughout he focuses on their impact on the course of warfare and on society. O'Connell's narrative is accompanied by illustrations by John Batchelor, the world's premier military illustrator, covering everything from the first Western gun to the Mosquito bomber."--Jacket
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connell, Robert L
Dewey number
355.8209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • UF500
  • U800
LC item number
  • O26 2002
  • .O26 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Batchelor, John H
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weapons
  • Military art and science
  • Military art and science
  • Weapons
  • Wehrmaterial
  • Kriegführung
  • Military art and science
Label
Soul of the sword : an illustrated history of weaponry and warfare from prehistory to the present, Robert L. O'Connell ; illustrations by John Batchelor
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy036/2002726645.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Most ancient talisman -- War's arrival -- History poised on the tip of a spear -- Ghost riders -- Imperial treadmill -- At sea -- Tues of fire -- Guns away -- Gun control -- Death machines -- Steaming through troubled waters -- False pinnacle -- Accidental Armageddon -- Grudge match -- Cold War-inferno of arms
Control code
ocm50420180
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780684844077
Lccn
2002726645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50420180
  • (OCoLC)50420180
Label
Soul of the sword : an illustrated history of weaponry and warfare from prehistory to the present, Robert L. O'Connell ; illustrations by John Batchelor
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy036/2002726645.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-378) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Most ancient talisman -- War's arrival -- History poised on the tip of a spear -- Ghost riders -- Imperial treadmill -- At sea -- Tues of fire -- Guns away -- Gun control -- Death machines -- Steaming through troubled waters -- False pinnacle -- Accidental Armageddon -- Grudge match -- Cold War-inferno of arms
Control code
ocm50420180
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780684844077
Lccn
2002726645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50420180
  • (OCoLC)50420180

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