Fields of War: Fifty Key Battlefields in France and Belgium, by Robert Mueller, has been selected by the Military Writers Society of America as the 2010 Bronze Medal winner in the Travel Category. This is the thrid national book award received by Mr. Mueller, having earlier been awarded First Place in the Travel Category of the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award 2010 and earlier named a Best Books Award Finalist by USA Book News. Fields of War is a unique and practical travel guide dedicated to bringing visitors to the sites of important historical events. It presents fifty battlefields that are within a short driving distance of Paris or Calais. Each battlefield description contains a brief historical overview and a tour of the major surviving landmarks and, in many cases, artifacts of the actual engagements. The tour routes are designed to be interesting and easy to follow with complete driving instructions. Extensively illustrated by sixty-five maps as well as forty-eight pages of historical and contemporary photographs, the book presents battlefield sites selected and organized to offer an enjoyable touring experience. It is an invaluable introduction to battles ranging from the medieval period to modern times.
History, Europe, France,