Featuring an introduction by award-winning CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, this important volume chronicles the major battles of the 20th and 21st century. Organized chronologically, it begins with the Anglo-Boer War and ends with the Iran War, with chapters focusing on World War I, World War II, The Korean War, Vietnam, and the Gulf War as well as the conflicts that may have faded a bit from recent memory, but were no less significant. Throughout the book, dramatic photographs in both colour and black and white depict the heartbreak and mayhem caused by each of these life-changing events, as well as the triumphs and victories. Packed with more than 500 pictures accompanying the authoritative text, this book belongs in the library of all history buffs and military enthusiasts.
WOLF BLITZER began his career in journalism in the early 1970s in the Tel Aviv bureau of the Reuters news agency. In 1973 was hired Blitzer as a Washington correspondent for the English language Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post. Sometime in the mid-1970s, Blitzer also worked for the American Israel Public Affair Committee. In May 1990, Blitzer moved to CNN and worked as the cable network's military affairs reporter. He won a CableACE Award as anchor of the nightly newscast Wolf Blitzer Reports. In 1992 Blitzer became CNN's White House correspondent, a position he would hold until 1999. During this period, he earned an Emmy Award. Now is the anchor of The Situation Room and of Late Edition, a weekly talk show broadcast to more than two hundred countries. LUCIANO GARIBALDI was the first Italian journalist to enter Czechoslovakia after the soviet invasion of August 21, 1968. Since then he has accrued a number of prestigious postings at various publications. He currently contributes to several journals.