Intelligence In War
A fascinating and highly readable study of this most topical of subjects by the most distinguished contemporary writer of military history.
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?
In this magisterial new study, the author of A History of Warfare 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.
Praise for Intelligence In War
Intelligence in War combines the lucid prose, perceptive judgements and narrative power that Keegan's readers have come to expectChristopher Andrew, The Times
A fascinating book on a fascinating subject, written by a master of the craftRaymond Carr, Spectator
Authoritative and stimulatingDaily Telegraph
This excellent and highly readable book is vintage KeeganAlistair Horne, Literary Review
This stimulating and informed book...has no contemporary equal. Keegan has done it againDaily Telegraph