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A History Of Warfare
  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446496510
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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A History Of Warfare




The definitive history of warfare told by Britain's foremost military historian.

The definitive history of warfare told by Britain's foremost military historian.

John Keegan's masterpiece is a work of breath-taking scope that not only chronicles the history of warfare, but unearths lessons on the nature of humanity. Stretching across centuries and continents, from the Empire of Babylon to the Somme, A History of Warfare studies civilisations, psychology, archaeology, genetics, history and strategy with an expert's eye.

John Keegan's unmissable and epic journey through military history has been widely acclaimed and remains vital reading today.

  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446496510
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
Categories:

About the author

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 Face of Battle, Six Armies in Normandy, Battle at Sea, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), Warpaths, 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 a 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. John Keegan died in August 2012.

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Praise for A History Of Warfare

John Keegan is at once the most readable and the most original of living military historians...His book is a work of massive sweep...the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written.

Michael Howard, New York Times Review of Books

Masterpiece...one of those rare books which could still be required reading in its field a hundred years from now.

The 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, Sunday Times, Books of the Year

Magnificent

Sunday Telegraph

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