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Read online A History of Warfare.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A History of Warfare The acclaimed author of The Face of Battle examines centures of conflict in a variety of diverse societies and cultures Keegan is at once the most readable and the most original of living military historians A History of Warfare is perhaps the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written The New York Times Book Review by John Keegan

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A History of Warfare
Title:A History of Warfare
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Number of Pages:432
Category:history, non-fiction, military, military-history, war
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From 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 br br br br br br In this magisterial new study the author of i A History of Warfare i 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, b Military historian John Keegan s gripping history of naval warfare s evolution br b In i The Price of Admirality i leading military historian John Keegan illuminates the history of naval combat by expertly dissecting four landmark sea battles each featuring a different type of warship the Battle of Trafalgar the Battle of Jutland in World War I the Battle of Midway in World War II and the long and arduous Battle of the Atlantic br The best military historian of our generation Tom Clancy br i The Price of Admirality i stands alongside Mr Keegan s earlier works in its power to impart both the big and little pictures of war The i New York Times i, i The Face of Battle i is military history from the battlefield a look at the direct experience of individuals at the point of maximum danger It 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 br br In his scrupulous reassessment of three battles John Keegan vividly conveys their reality for the participants whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme, b John Keegan s brilliant look at the meaning of leadership br b In The Mask of Command John Keegan asks us to consider questions that are seldom asked What is the definition of leadership What makes a great military leader Why is it that men indeed sometimes entire nations follow a single leader often to victory but with equal dedication also to defeat br br Dozens of names come to mind Napoleon Lee Charlemagne Hannibal Castro Hussein From a wide array Keegan chooses four commanders who profoundly influenced the course of history Alexander the Great the Duke of Wellington Ulysses S Grant and Adolph Hitler All powerful leaders each cast in a different mold each with diverse results br br The best military historian of our generation Tom Clancy br br A brilliant treatise on the essence of military leadership The Philadelphia Inquirer br br Fascinating and enlightening marked by great intellectual liveliness Mr Keegan knows how to bring fighting alive on the page The New York Times br br br br br br