Any military buff needs an atlas like this one, because, as General Sherman once wrote, "the knowledge of geography in its minutest detail is essential to a true military education". Follow the day-to-day progress of major world battles through this outstanding collection of maps and accompanying articles. Each map features standard battlefield symbols for lines of attack, defense, and retreat for infantry, artillery, and naval units, along with placement of camps, entrenchments and fortifications, as well as roads, bridges, and natural terrain -- every factor necessary for accurate understanding. Now it's possible to trace the salient developments in land warfare through three centuries. See how great field generals used and changed traditional methods, illustrated by three case studies which focus on significant campaigns of 1704, 1806 and 1862. More clearly than ever, both classic maneuvers and strategic innovations are shown to be keys to victory and defeat.