A History of Warfare
By (author) John Keegan
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History of Warfare by John Keegan
Book DescriptionHe examines every branch of warfare in its history, psychology, metallurgy, genetics, logistics, archaeology, tactics and strategy...He is as much at home in the Empire of Babylon as he is on the Somme...On every subject he has something fresh to say. His learning is staggering and his gift for exposition unequalled' Nigel Nicolson, Daily Telegraph. 'Keegan's power as a writer derives from the fact that he does not see himself merely as a chronicler of battles, but as a student of the human condition. It is the breadth of his grasp of civilisation, as well as of the soldier's art, that makes this book so formidable.' Max Hastings, Evening Standard. 'A masterpiece...One of those rare books which could still be required reading in its field a hundred years from now' New Yorker. 'Our finest military historian has produced a book of breathtaking scope...A tour de force' Niall Ferguson, Daily Mail. 'The best book I read in 1993 was A History of Warfare...A dazzling display of historical pyrotechnics' Paul Johnson, Books of the Year, Sunday Times. 'Magnificent' Sunday Telegraph.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844137497
(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Keegan
Face of Battle, Paperback (April 2014)
Presents an account of the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. This title examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away.
Nation in Arms, Paperback (March 2014)
* A classic account of the British army during the First World War. * Wide-ranging analysis of every aspect of army life and organization. * A vivid portrait of the army at war. * Written by leading experts in the field.
First World War, Paperback (January 2014)
The First World War created the modern world. It destroyed a century of relative peace and prosperity and saw a continent at the height of its success descend into slaughter. This book offers an account that portrays the unfolding military conflict on land, sea and in the air.
American Civil War, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by John Keegan
The American Civil War was one of the longest and bloodiest of modern wars. It is also one of the most mysterious. This book unpicks the geography, leadership and strategic logic of the war and takes us to the heart of the conflict.
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Author Biography - John Keegan
John Keegan, who was knighted in the Millennium Honours List, was the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he authored many bestselling books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), The First World War, Intelligence in War, The American Civil War and The Iraq War. He died in 2012.
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