Ten Battles Every Catholic Should Know

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Ten Battles Every Catholic Should Know offers readers richly detailed accounts of pivotal engagements—many little known in the West—in the centuries-long defense of Christendom against militant Islam. Join military historian Michael D. Greaney as, in gripping prose, he describes the struggle, primarily on Christendom’s eastern borders, against the dreaded Ottoman Turks in places such as:

• Manzikert, which marked the beginning of the fight
• Wallachia, where Vlad II, the real “Dracula,” carried out a personal crusade against the Turks (to such good effect that his name strikes terror down to the present day)
• Mohács, “the Tomb of Hungary”
• Vienna (the siege of 1529), the first setback experienced by Süleymân the Magnificent, perhaps the greatest ruler the Ottoman Turks ever knew
• Szigetvár (known as the “Hungarian Alamo”)
• And five others!

The accounts of the battles are enlivened and expanded with historical footnotes and introductions. Though less well known than the struggle to retake Spain and Southern France, the battlefields of Armenia and Eastern and Central Europe were just as crucial (if not more so) to preserve Christendom.
Includes 12 battle maps.
Michael D. Greaney
TAN Books
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5 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Jeanna on May 24th 2023

    Thoroughly insightful, well documented, and unbiased. I enjoyed learning about the man behind the myth of Dracula, the battle of Malta (which I enjoyed the most), and the famed battle of Lepanto (and the contributions of the battle immediately before Lepanto, Famagusta).

  • 5
    Ten Battles every Catholic should know

    Posted by Angela L. on May 24th 2023

    I really appreciated this book. I liked that it was able to separate fact from myth. I appreciate books in general that educate Catholics on their history with Muslims. Many of today;s talking points are frightening to listen to. People need to become more historically literate. I also ended up liking this book way more than I thought I was going to going in.

  • 5
    Powerful Read

    Posted by Jonathan B. on Aug 30th 2022

    Extremely informative and illuminating, this book is unquestionably a must read for any Catholic interested in the history of Holy Mother Church.

  • 5
    A gift for my son

    Posted by Donna Z. on Aug 23rd 2022

    This book was purchased for a Christmas gift but I did glance through it and it looks awesome. I fairly certain my son (history buff) is going to love it

  • 5
    The title is correct

    Posted by Frederick M. on Aug 11th 2022

    Excellent examples of our beautiful and glorious history.

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