Intelligence in Warfare
Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda
By (author) John Keegan
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Intelligence in Warfare by John Keegan
Book DescriptionFrom the earliest times, commanders have sought knowledge of the enemy, his strengths and weaknesses, his dispositions and intentions. But how much effect, in the 'real time' of a battle or a campaign, can this knowledge have? In this magisterial new study, the author of A History of Warfare goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about intelligence in war. Keegan's narrative sweep is enthralling, whether portraying the dilemmas of Nelson seeking Napoleon's fleet, Stonewall Jackson in the American Civil War, Bletchley as it seeks to crack Ultra during the Battle of the Atlantic, the realities of the secret war in the Falklands or the numerous intelligence issues in the contemporary fight against terrorism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712666503
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
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, is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of 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) and The First World War, all published in Pimlico. John Keegan died in August 2012.
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