The Collins Encyclopedia of Military History
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For this 4th edition, the Dupuys' classic reference work was comprehensively revised, notably with new material on weapons in ancient China, and updated to 1990 to cover the Kuwait (Second Gulf) War, the progress of disarmament and the collapse of the Soviet Bloc. The book comprises 22 chronologically and geographically organized chapters, each beginning with an introductory essay on the principal military trends of the period, followed by entries on major wars and regional or national surveys. With maps, bibliography and general index. Book club reprint. Off-mint.