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Book of War : 25 Centuries of Great War Writing

Book of War : 25 Centuries of Great War Writing - 99 edition

Book of War : 25 Centuries of Great War Writing - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780140296556

ISBN10: 0140296557

Book of War : 25 Centuries of Great War Writing by John Keegan - ISBN 9780140296556
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
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Book of War : 25 Centuries of Great War Writing by John Keegan - ISBN 9780140296556

ISBN13: 9780140296556

ISBN10: 0140296557

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99

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Summary

From Thucydides' classic account of ancient Greek phalanx warfare to a blow-by-blow description of ground--fighting against the Iraqi forces during the Gulf War, The Book of War presents the face of battle over the course of more than 2,000 years. Acclaimed historian John Keegan brings together an amazing array of war writings, largely drawn from the protagonists themselves or firsthand accounts of the battles they describe. Here are Caesar's Commentaires on the Roman Invasion of Britain; Wellington on the Battle of Waterloo; Hemingway after Copretto, Ernie Pyle at Normandy; and James Fenton at the Fall of Saigon. Weaving the various pieces together, with a brilliant introductory essay and substantial headnotes, John Keegan has created a rich tapestry that epitomizes the warrior spirit.

Author Bio

Keegan, John :

John Keegan is one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is the author of twenty books, including most recently his bestselling The First World War.