Jeremy Black is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Black has published widely in military history, including War and the World and Air Power. His other works include Maps and History and Naval Warfare.
This is a feat of remarkable compression and erudition...Studded with thought-provoking comparisons and insights and offers a handy introduction to the subject, and to Black's oeuvre. -Jonathan Boff, Spectator 'Jeremy Black has somehow managed to condense a vast and complex subject into a very compact and compelling book. His global range, avoidance of repetition of the standard topics, and ability to capture the variety of warfare in all its forms throughout history is truly remarkable.'-Professor Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny 'This is an excellent overview of the history of war. Highly recommended reading for anyone who wants to understand the evolution of war around the globe from prehistory to the present day.'-Professor Heather Jones, University College London 'This is a truly global survey which amounts to a miracle of compression. Indispensable for students and scholars alike.'- Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton