Hardcover is in good condition and shows modest signs of wear to covers. DJ is protected with mylar. Retired library copy with the usual marks and attachments. 191 pages. Hardcover binding. Year: 1978 ISBN: 0399121730 Includes 76 maps, 45 diagrams and 70 monochrome illustrations.The first book to provide a comprehensive and authoritative summary of world-wide miltary history since the end of the Second World War. Starting with the deafeat of the Axis powers in Europe and the Pacific, it examines the Cold War era, the wars of decolonization in Africa and elsewhere, the Middle East conflicts, the wars in Southeast Asia, and important new phenomena such as the growth of international terrorism.