Description - Warpaths by John Keegan
He combines personal experiences with professional observations in a way that makes this sterling book an engrossing blend of anecdotal reminiscence and analytical reflection-Like all good writers of good history, Keegan distils the complex into the essence. He describes the contours of the American land which caused one force to succeed and the other to succumb. And he profiles the leaders who hesitated fatally. And all the while, he chats about the nature of war, casually passing on one arresting observation after another. ' Daily TelegraphMilitary history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationship and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy.'Keegan visits all the battle sites in turn and brings them to life with the evocative prose that his admirers will remember from The Face of Battle-This opus is a labour of love.' Mail on Sunday
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Author Biography - John Keegan
John Keegan 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 Mask of Command, Six Armies in Normandy, Battle at Sea, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), The Face of Battle, The Battle for History, The First World War, and most recently, Intelligence in War. For many years John Keegan was the Senior Lecturer in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he has been a Fellow of Princeton University and Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the OBE in the Gulf War honours list, and was knighted in the Millennium honours list in 1999.