Non-Fiction Books:

The Book of War

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Book of War
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Acclaimed military historian John Keegan s anthology of war writing from 25 centuries of battle In The Book of War, John Keegan marshals a formidable host of war writings to chronicle the evolution of Western warfare through the voice of the most eloquent participants from Thucydides classic account of ancient Greek phalanx warfare to a blow-by-blow description of ground fighting against the Iraqi troops in Kuwait during the Gulf War. Keegan gathers more than eighty selections, including Caesar s Commentaries on the Roman invasion of Britain; the French Knight Jehan de Wavrin at the battle of Agincourt; Davy Crockett in the war against the Creek; Wellington s dispatch on Waterloo; Hemingway after Caporetto; and Ernie Pyle at Normandy. The best military historian of our generation. Tom Clancy A monumental piece of literary military history. Chicago Tribune A brilliantly edited and comprehensive anthology." The New York Times Book Review."

Author Biography

Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan (1934 2012), was one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians and was for many years the senior lecturer at Sandhurst (the British Royal Military Academy) and the defense editor of the Daily Telegraph (London). Keegan was the author of numerous books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, and was a fellow at the Royal Society of Literature."
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2000
Contributor
Edited by John Keegan
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
Penguin Books Australia
Dimensions
140x210x25
ISBN-13
9780140296556
Product ID
1660343

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 188 Banana Points