Need something to read when you only have a few minutes here or there? Want a good book to thumb through? Try The Battle 100.
Retired Lt. Colonel Michael Lee Lanning rates the 100 greatest land and sea battles from Megiddo (c.1479 B.C.) to Desert Storm (1991). Each entry is about 3-5 pages long that includes a discussion of tactics, a map, and the significance of the battle. Not only will you get a thumbnail sketch of military history, but you will also be able to make your everyday conversations more lively.
Before reading The Battle 100
Your coworker: Man today was a rough one!
After reading The Battle 100
Your coworker: Man, today was a rough one!
You: You said it pal, I feel like the Romans at Teutoburger Wald!