The Age of Battles

The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo

by Russell F. Weigley

Published by: Indiana University Press

608 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253217073
  • Published: April 2004


"One of the most interesting, important, and ambitious books about the conduct, and perhaps the ultimate futility, of war." —Gunther E. Rothenberg

"[A] highly scholarly and wonderfully absorbing study." —John Bayley, The London Review of Books

"What Russell F. Weigley writes, the rest of us read. The Age of Battles is a persuasive reminder that even in the age of 'rational' warfare, one can honestly wonder why war seemed an unavoidable policy choice." —Allan R. Millett, The Journal of American History