Travels of a Military Historian in North America
'He writes better on war than anyone else in the English-speaking world... A delight' - Sunday Telegraph
Military history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationship and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy, offering compelling profiles of both the land and military leaders, alongside historical events.
Combining rigorous research and insightful analysis with personal experiences and reflections, all in lean and lively prose, Warpaths is a rich and engaging work of military literature.
“Keegan visits all the battle sites in turn and brings them to life with the evocative prose that his admirers will remember from The Face of Battle...This opus is a labour of love”
Mail on Sunday
“An excursus on the military sites of North America that cleverly marries theme and chronology”
“He combines personal experiences with professional observations in a way that makes this sterling book an engrossing blend of anecdotal reminiscence and analytical reflection. Like all good writers of good history, Keegan distils the complex into the essence”
“A beguiling example of the trend for fusing history and travel”
“This is a book by a historian in a confident mood”