War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History


"War Made New" by Max Boot is a book about military history from the technological standpoint. The author states early in the book that the losing side in military campaigns has typically been the side that learns the most about military technology. The book describes dozens of historical battles from the last five centuries illustrating such trends as firearms against swords and tanks against horses, as well as the rise of professional soldiers and national armies as opposed to private warriors and mercenaries. Max Boot explains the development of military history from a standpoint that few other authors have. 

--Michael B., Florissant Valley Branch

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