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Dictionary of Wars, Third Edition
  • Authored by: George Childs Kohn
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816065772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6577-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 355.009
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 704


Praise for the previous editions:
"...a worthy and easy reference...Recommended."—The Book Report

"...an excellent resource for information on history in general and war in particular, written in a clear and flourish-free style...Well worth the expense when updating a reference or general interest collection."—Library Journal

Dictionary of Wars, Third Edition contains detailed summaries of all notable wars from throughout history, spanning more than 4,000 years. This volume is an authoritative source on the global conflicts, civil wars, mutinies, punitive expeditions, undeclared wars, rebellions, and revolutions that have occurred throughout the world.

Facts are presented in a lively and engaging manner, and the scope of the book is truly impressive. Approximately 1,850 entries are extensively cross-referenced to help readers find the information they want. This book deals exclusively and concisely with military information, often specifying political, social, economic, and cultural influences on military operations.

New coverage includes:

  • Battle of Granicus
  • Chechen Civil War of 1999–2002
  • Côte d'Ivoire Civil War of 2002–
  • Fijian Rebellion of 2000
  • Guinea-Bissauan Civil War of 1998–1999
  • Haitian Uprising of 2000–
  • Indonesian War in Aceh
  • Macedonian Civil War of 2001
  • Nepalese Insurgency of 1996–
  • Nigerian Uprisings of 1999–
  • Palestinian Uprising of 2000–
  • Solomon Islands Insurrection of 1999–2003
  • U.S. invasion of Afghanistan
  • U.S. invasion of Iraq
  • Uzbekistan Uprising of 2005.


Black-and-white illustrations. Index. Geographical index. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Editor George Childs Kohn has developed and prepared general-interest and historical reference books for nearly 30 years. He has a number of reference works to his credit as either editor or author, including The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal and Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, all for Facts On File. He has also helped edit language dictionaries and worked as managing editor of multi-volume student encyclopedias. He lives with his wife in Madison, CT.

Reviews and Awards

"The entries are succinct and well written. This impressive volume is recommended for public and academic libraries."
American Reference Books Annual

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