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A History of Warfare

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Awards

A Time Magazine Best Book of the Year

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The acclaimed author of The Face of Battle examines centuries of conflict in a variety of diverse societies and cultures.

Review:

"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

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"I do not know a work in which such an encyclopedic range of military knowledge is so well arranged." George MacDonald Fraser, National Review

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"Brilliant....[John Keegan is] one of the century's most distinguished military historians....His new book is alive with sudden, unexpected details and delights of knowledge." Time

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"The best military historian of our generation." Tom Clancy

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"[S]weeping....Keegan offers a refreshingly original and challenging perspective....A masterwork." Publishers Weekly

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"Whatever war is, it is not simple to understand or to control, but Keegan focuses its blurry fury with acute, cross-disciplinary insight and eminently accessible style." Gilbert Taylor, Booklist

Review:

"A masterpiece....This is one of those rare books which could still be required reading in its field a hundred years from now." The New Yorker

Review:

"This title will challenge interested readers and prove useful for research papers, philosophical discussions, debates, and anthropology and sociology classes." School Library Journal

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Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-417).

About the Author

John Keegan was for many years senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and has been a fellow at Princeton University and a professor of history at Vassar College. He is the author of thirteen previous books, including the acclaimed The Face of Battle and The Second World War. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 War in Human History 1
Interlude: Limitations on Warmaking 61
2 Stone 77
Interlude: Fortification 137
3 Flesh 153
Interlude: Armies 219
4 Iron 235
Interlude: Logistics and Supply 299
5 Fire 317
Conclusion 386
References 393
Select Bibliography 411
Index 418

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679730828
Author:
Keegan, John
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
War
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Military art and science -- History.
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
November 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.9988 lb

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"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "I do not know a work in which such an encyclopedic range of military knowledge is so well arranged."
"Review" by , "Brilliant....[John Keegan is] one of the century's most distinguished military historians....His new book is alive with sudden, unexpected details and delights of knowledge."
"Review" by , "The best military historian of our generation."
"Review" by , "[S]weeping....Keegan offers a refreshingly original and challenging perspective....A masterwork."
"Review" by , "Whatever war is, it is not simple to understand or to control, but Keegan focuses its blurry fury with acute, cross-disciplinary insight and eminently accessible style."
"Review" by , "A masterpiece....This is one of those rare books which could still be required reading in its field a hundred years from now."
"Review" by , "This title will challenge interested readers and prove useful for research papers, philosophical discussions, debates, and anthropology and sociology classes."
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