Reference

Maps of War

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 767

There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onwards, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved and later, to use mapping to actually plan the progress of a conflict. Using contemporary maps, this sumptuous new volume covers the history of the mapping of war on land and shows the way in which maps provide a guide to the history of war. Content includes: The beginnings of military mapping up to 1600 including the impact of printing and the introduction of gunpowder The seventeenth century: The focus is on maps to illustrate war, rather than as a planning tool and the chapter considers the particular significance of maps of fortifications. The eighteenth century: The growing need for maps on a world scale reflects the spread of European power and of transoceanic conflict between Europeans. This chapter focuses in particular on the American War of Independence. The nineteenth century: Key developments included contouring and the creation of military surveying. Subjects include the Napoleonic Wars and the American Civil War The twentieth century including extended features on the First and Second World Wars including maps showing trench warfare and aerial reconnaissance. Much of the chapter focuses on the period from 1945 to the present day including special sections on the Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars.
History

The Civil War

Author: M. David Detweiler

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 747

The Civil War: The Story of the War with Maps combines the colorful, detailed maps of an atlas with the vivid storytelling of the best narratives to piece together the nation-spanning jigsaw puzzle of the American Civil War. See the conflict develop from a few small armies into total war engulfing the whole South. • The campaigns and battles are all here, with maps zooming in on the maneuvering and attacking armies: Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Wilderness, Atlanta, and more. • The nationwide perspective--absent from so many other books and shown here on full-page maps--connects these dots into a cohesive story of the entire war, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River, from Pennsylvania to the Gulf of Mexico. • Distilling events into their essentials, the text focuses on the military history of the conflict and its cast of colorful commanders--Lee, Grant, Sherman, McClellan, and Stonewall Jackson. • Captures all the war's intensity and human drama, its epic sweep from Sumter to Appomattox. The result is a unique book that educates, enlightens, and entertains. An ideal introduction for newcomers, refresher for buffs, and companion to other books during the war’s 150th anniversary and beyond.
Fiction

War of the Maps

Author: Paul McAuley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 253

'The underrated McAuley is in top form in this hard science fiction novel with heart.' Washington Post Book World On a giant artificial world surrounding an artificial sun, one man - a lucidor, a keeper of the peace, a policeman - is on the hunt. His target was responsible for an atrocity, but is too valuable to the government to be truly punished. Instead he has been sent to the frontlines of the war, to use his unique talents on the enemy. So the lucidor has ignored orders, deserted from his job, left his home and thrown his life away, in order to finally claim justice. Separated by massive seas, the various maps dotted on the surface of this world rarely contact each other. But something has begun to infiltrate the edges of the lucidor's map, something that genetically alters animals and plants and turns them into killers. Only the lucidor knows the depths to which his quarry will sink in order to survive, only the lucidor can capture him. The way is long and dangerous. The lucidor's government has set hunters after him. He has no friends, no resources, no plan. But he does have a mission.
History

A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 853

"Assembled by the same team responsible for A History of America in 100 Maps by Susan Schulten, this book offers a selection of 100 maps, all presented in full color, that shaped the course of World War II. Alongside the maps, historian Jeremy Black offers context and explanations drawing on his long career thinking about war and maps. World War II was a uniquely difficult war to map: it was fought across an unprecedented geographical range, through the air as well as by land and sea, and at a faster tempo than any previous conflict. Creating maps for the military to use as tools, as well as for governments and others to use in spreading their messages about the war, presented new challenges to mapmakers. But the development of new technologies such as aerial photography and all-weather instrument flying aided their efforts, and the scale of map production during the war was astonishing. The maps in this book are drawn from the British Library's collections as well as other sources across the world and organized thematically. In addition to military operations, tactics, and strategy on all sides, the maps illustrate the geopolitical context for war as well as reporting and propaganda efforts by the Allies and the Axis countries during and after the war"--
World War, 1939-1945

War Maps, World War II

Author: Simon Goodenough

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN:

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 192

View: 207

History

British and American News Maps in the Early Cold War Period, 1945–1955

Author: Jeffrey P. Stone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 902

During the early years of the Cold War, England and the United States both found themselves reassessing their relationship with their former ally the Soviet Union, and the status of their own “special relationship” was far from certain. As Jeffrey P. Stone argues, maps from British and American news journals from this period became a valuable tool for relating the new realities of the Cold War to millions of readers. These maps were vehicles for political ideology, revealing both obvious and subtle differences in how each country viewed global geopolitics at the onset of the Cold War. Richly illustrated with news maps, cartographic advertisements, and cartoons from the era, this book reveals the idiomatic political, cultural, and material differences contributing to these divergent cartographic visions of the Cold War world.
History

Mental Maps in the Early Cold War Era, 1945-68

Author: S. Casey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 314

The early Cold War was a period of dramatic change. New superpowers emerged, the European powers were eclipsed, colonial empires tottered. Political leaders everywhere had to make immense adjustments. This volume explores their hopes and fears, their sense of their place in the world and of the constraints under which they laboured.
History

Atlas of World War II

Author: Stephen G. Hyslop

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 145

This definitive, lavishly illustrated book from National Geographic features an astonishing array of vintage and newly created maps, rare photographs, covert documents, and eyewitness accounts that illuminate the world's greatest conflict. This magnificent atlas delves into the cartographic history of WWII: naval, land, and aerial attacks from the invasion of Poland to Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Bulge. Rare maps include a detailed Germany & Approaches map used by Allied forces in the final stages of the war, full large-scale wartime maps of the world used by President Roosevelt, and crucial Pacific theater maps used by B-17 pilots. Satellite data renders terrain as never before seen, highlighting countries and continents in stunning detail to include the towns, cities, provinces and transportation roads for a pinpoint-accurate depiction of army movements and alliances. Gripping wartime stories from these hallowed fields of battle, along with photographs, sketches, confidential documents, and artifacts color the rest of this timeless and informative book.
History

The Middle East War Maps: SYRIA

Author: Dr. Abdullah Manaz

Publisher: Abdullah Manaz

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 181

View: 112

I have been watching the Middle East region closely since about 1988. In 2006, I published a printed book called “Strategic Maps Atlas” on War and Strategic Maps. I drew Ethnic Maps of countries such as Near Middle East countries, Iran, Afghanistan among 16 Strategic Maps, which were also published as big posters. With the Arab Spring process, the Middle East has become a major conflict area. In these years, Web-based Interactive Map studies, which were based on Google API applications, started to become widespread. In Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan, neighborhoods and cities were constantly changing hands between warring groups and maps were changing. So I started publishing a web-based Middle East Map. According to the political and military developments in the countries, I was constantly updating this map. I was saving important developments in PNG, JPG format and posting them on my website as Picture. These map printouts have become a beautiful archive over time. I decided that this archive would be useful for Researchers and Scientists and published them in a book. I hope that the Middle East War Maps series will contribute to your work.
History

Oman's Atlas of the Peninsular War

Author: Sir Charles Oman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 106

View: 563

A full assembly, of all 98 colour maps and plans (+ 7 in B&W) from Sir Charles Oman's History of the Peninsular War. The maps are in chronological in order and include the famous such as "Ciudad Rodrigo" & "Badajoz" and the not so famous as "Battle of Espinosa. November 11, 1818." The maps are full size, and faithful to the original cartography in all respects, allowing the reader to follow the War and its Battles, Campaigns and Skirmishes, as the fighting and it's various phases developed month by month and year by year. This is a very impressive map collection that should be part of every serious Napoleonic scholar's collection.
History

The Middle East War Maps: IRAQ

Author: Dr. Abdullah Manaz

Publisher: Abdullah Manaz

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 50

View: 552

I have been watching the Middle East region closely since about 1988. In 2006, I published a printed book called “Strategic Maps Atlas” on War and Strategic Maps. I drew Ethnic Maps of countries such as Near Middle East countries, Iran, Afghanistan among 16 Strategic Maps, which were also published as big posters. With the Arab Spring process, the Middle East has become a major conflict area. In these years, Web-based Interactive Map studies, which were based on Google API applications, started to become widespread. In Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan, neighborhoods and cities were constantly changing hands between warring groups and maps were changing. So I started publishing a web-based Middle East Map. According to the political and military developments in the countries, I was constantly updating this map. I was saving important developments in PNG, JPG format and posting them on my website as Picture. These map printouts have become a beautiful archive over time. I decided that this archive would be useful for Researchers and Scientists and published them in a book. I hope that the Middle East War Maps series will contribute to your work.
History

The Middle East War Maps: TAF OPERATIONS

Author: Abdullah Manaz

Publisher: Abdullah Manaz

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 83

View: 239

I have been watching the Middle East region closely since about 1988. In 2006, I published a printed book called “Strategic Maps Atlas” on War and Strategic Maps. I drew Ethnic Maps of countries such as Near Middle East countries, Iran, Afghanistan among 16 Strategic Maps, which were also published as big posters. With the Arab Spring process, the Middle East has become a major conflict area. In these years, Web-based Interactive Map studies, which were based on Google API applications, started to become widespread. In Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan, neighborhoods and cities were constantly changing hands between warring groups and maps were changing. So I started publishing a web-based Middle East Map. According to the political and military developments in the countries, I was constantly updating this map. I was saving important developments in PNG, JPG format and posting them on my website as Picture. These map printouts have become a beautiful archive over time. I decided that this archive would be useful for Researchers and Scientists and published them in a book. I hope that the Middle East War Maps series will contribute to your work.
History

Battle Maps of the Civil War

Author: American Battlefield Trust

Publisher: Knox Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 336

From the American Battlefield Trust, the collection of their popular battle maps of the Western Theater of the American Civil War. “I just love those maps that you guys send to me.” It is a phrase that the staff of the American Battlefield Trust hears on a weekly basis and the expression refers to one of the cornerstone initiatives of the organization, mapping the battlefields of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the American Civil War. The American Battlefield Trust is the premier battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Over the last thirty years the American Battlefield Trust and its members have preserved more than 52,000 acres of battlefield land across 143 battlefields, in 24 states—at sites such as Lexington & Concord, Vicksburg, Yorktown, Shiloh, and Gettysburg. Other than physically walking across the hallowed battle grounds that the American Battlefield Trust has saved, the best way to illustrate the importance of the properties that we have preserved is through our battle maps. Through the decades, the American Battlefield Trust has created hundreds of maps detailing the action at major battles. Now, for the first time in book form, we have collected the maps of some of the most iconic battles of the Western Theater of the Civil War into one volume. In Vol. 2 of our Battle Maps of the Civil War Series, you can follow the course of the war from Fort Sumter to the Surrender at Bennett Place. Study the major actions of the Western Theater from start to finish utilizing this unparalleled collection of maps.