Elements of Military Art and Science
by Henry Wager Halleck
Publisher: D. Appleton & co 1862
This is a work on Military tactics from an American Civil War General renowned for his cautiousness and belief in thorough preparations and defensiveness over quick, aggressive action. Adapted to the use of volunteers and militia.
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by Sun Tzu - Project Gutenberg
Chinese military treatise that was written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and still a basic text.
by Lawrence A. Kuznar, Allison Astorino-Courtois, Sarah Canna - Air University Press
The essays in this volume examine the concept of intent in defense, security, and foreign-policy contexts. They provide operational and academic perspectives on measuring the intent of adversaries, including nation-states and nonstate actors.
Some battles were turning points, not only in war, but in history itself, and we still talk about them today. You may have heard of marathons, Gettysburg, or someone who has met his or her Waterloo. The battles below changed the course of history.
by C. W. C. Oman - Oxford
Oman provides an excellent, well-researched look at the arms, tactics, and strategies of various medieval armies. He covers the rise of the era of heavy cavalry, and describes how it was replaced by the English longbow and the Swiss pikeman.