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Martin J. Dougherty

Autor(a) de Great Battles

205+ Works 2,408 Membros 29 Críticas

About the Author

Martin J. Dougherty is a British Master level Assessor with the Self-Defence Federation in Britain, holding black belts in two styles of Ju-jitsu. His martial arts career has encompassed Ju-jitsu, kickboxing, and self-defense, as well as military combative systems. Martin has written books on a mostrar mais variety of subjects, including self-defense, military history, and warfare, in addition to his work in the defense and security industry, where he is an expert on weapons systems and asymmetric conflict. mostrar menos


Obras por Martin J. Dougherty

Great Battles (2007) — Autor — 181 exemplares
Norse Myths (2017) 110 exemplares
100 Battles That Shaped the World (2014) 91 exemplares
Vikings, a Dark History (2013) 73 exemplares
A Dark History: Celts (2015) 62 exemplares
Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia (2011) 53 exemplares
The War of the Roses (2015) 48 exemplares
Modern Air-Launched Weapons (2010) 24 exemplares
The Spinward Marches (2008) 20 exemplares
Ireland (Visual Explorer Guide) (2018) 18 exemplares
Traveller Companion (MGP40007) (2019) 15 exemplares
Tanks of World War II (2011) 12 exemplares
Central Supply Catalogue (2009) 12 exemplares
As Above, So Below (2015) 11 exemplares
Gateway to Destiny (2004) 10 exemplares
Deepnight Revelation (2021) 10 exemplares
Native American Warriors (2018) 9 exemplares
Celtic Castles (Abandoned) (2018) 9 exemplares
Land Warfare (Modern Warfare) (2010) 7 exemplares
Air Warfare (Modern Warfare) (2010) 6 exemplares
Sector Fleet (2010) 6 exemplares
Drinaxian Companion (2021) 5 exemplares
Sea Warfare (Modern Warfare) (2010) 5 exemplares
Shadows of Sindal (2021) 5 exemplares
The Reft Sector (2010) 4 exemplares
Top 50 Tanks (2017) 4 exemplares
Traveller: Rim Expeditions (2024) 3 exemplares
How to Punch (Self-Defence) (2013) 3 exemplares
Ireland: The Emerald Isle (2018) 2 exemplares
Skandersvik (2021) 2 exemplares
High Guard: Aslan 2 exemplares
Into The Borderland 2 exemplares
The Fifth Frontier War (2024) 1 exemplar
Traveller T20 Lite 1 exemplar
Hindu Myths (2021) 1 exemplar
Önvédelem : Kézikönyv (2013) 1 exemplar
High and Dry 1 exemplar
MODERNÍ ZBRANĚ (2012) 1 exemplar
Aliens of Chartered Space 1 (2021) 1 exemplar
Behind The Claw 1 exemplar
Traveller20 1 exemplar
WARS OF THE ROSES (2022) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

World War Cthulhu London (2016) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
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Sunderland, Durham, England, UK
games designer
defense analyst
British Federation for Historical Swordplay
All-Styles Martial Arts Association
Self-Defence Federation

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[from Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior]
Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer and editor specializing in weapons technology, military history, and combat techniques. He has previoulsy contributed to Battles of the Ancient World, Battles of the Medieval World, and Battles of the Crusades.



I have read a lot of books in this genre (shorts 100 about battles, guns, tanks, uniforms, aircrafts and so on) and while some were bad and most were goodish, this is clearly the jewel of its kind. First, it is not dumbed down for dummies, as I see the nowadays trend grows - so it dares to lose some potential readers (the mentioned dummies) but manages to not annoy the regulars. Second, though using only 2 pages for a battle, it still manages to convey plenty of data, and, most crucial, the really significant facts, supported with maps, general and tactical, well-selected pictures and snippet-descriptions and illustrations of relevant units, weapons or generals. Therefore, the whole image is way bigger than just the article itself. Even further, every battle has an excellent ”Battle Facts” abstract (who, what, where, when, why, outcome) - which in a few lines summarizes and irons into the readers memory the essence of the battle.… (mais)
milosdumbraci | May 5, 2023 |
Dougherty compiled an informative, well-rounded book about the three main pre-Columbian civilizations: Maya, Inca, and Aztec. The first two chapters are dedicated to the Mesoamerican populations that preceded them instead, offering the reader a broad insight into those cultures too.

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TissieL | May 3, 2023 |
The Wars of the Roses by Martin J Dougherty is an informative overview of this tumultuous and pivotal period.

This is not, nor do I think it intended to be, an exhaustive history of the period. There are many excellent books on the details and the rationales behind the various machinations. What this book offers, and where it succeeds, is an outline of what happened fleshed out with general explanations of reasons as well as some general background to the culture and norms of the time. If you thought a book just over 200 pages was going to go into detail about every nuance, every player in the many conflicts that took place over about a thirty plus year span, well, I don't know what to say. That expectation is unreasonable and I think, based on the complaints I saw, disingenuous. Even the family trees are accurate, can't help some don't know how to read when a person is made a ward of a person and thus, while not blood, is indeed a branch spliced onto that tree. So much for "untrained" librarians.

While the bibliography is not extensive, anyone wanting to know more can certainly start with what is there and, armed with the information in the book, find plenty of academic works that delve more deeply into whatever aspect interests them. As for the GOT connection, if that is the main reason for reading or your only point of comparison, well, remember, this was just one of Martin's influences for the works, no one is trying to "usurp" anything. Take a pill of chill.

I would recommend this to readers who have little to no knowledge of the period, which includes those with only a GOT connection. Those who studied this in school will probably enjoy the recap but likely won't learn a whole lot new. It is, however, an accessible and pleasant read so worth the time.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | Nov 25, 2022 |
The Arthurian legend has fascinated me since I was a kid, and I’ve read many of the modern versions of the story. So,when I saw King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table was available, I was drawn to a book that examines the history behind the legend.

The book is a well written evaluation of the King Arthur story, and reviews the most likely probability that Arthur never existed, and the reasons why. The author also extensively (sometimes in too much detail) summarizes many of the Arthurian epics written in the Middle Ages, and briefly touches upon the modern books, films and TV series that tell Arthur’s story..

Recommended for those who are interested in the story behind King Arthur legend.

My thanks to the publisher and to Netgalley for providing an ARC of the book.
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luke66 | Oct 22, 2022 |

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