A History Of Warfare by John Keegan

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'He 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


About John Keegan

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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.
Published September 30, 2011 by Vintage Digital. 448 pages
Genres: History, War.

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