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"The most brilliant evocation of military experience in our time"
"In this book, which is so creative, so original, one learns as much about the nature of man as of battle."
J.H. Plumb, The New York Times Book Review
"This without any doubt is one of the half-dozen best books on warfare to appear in the English language since the end of the Second World War."
Michael Howard, The Sunday Times
"A totally original and brilliant book"
The New York Review of Books
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This is the book that elevated Sir John Keegan from being just another Sandhurst instructor/newspaper war correspondent to being one of the front rank of modern military... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Kiwiwriter
The first chapter was a bit slow, but after that, it was fabulous (not that the first chapter isn't good). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ira Slomowitz
In one of John Keegan’s early efforts, he reads like a lecturer at Britain’s military academy, Sandhurst. Which he then was (1976). Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Sloss
I loved reading this book. It gave me a true sense of what it was like two been a soldier in these historic battles. ￼Published 1 month ago by Stephen Healey
Great detail, obvious in-depth knowledge of the subject, but not well written and hard to read. Sorry, Mr. Keegan.Published 1 month ago by Edmond T. Atherton
War is not Pomp and Circumstance - General Sherman correctly called it.Published 1 month ago by DrG.
John Keegan could give Barbara Tuchman a run for her money. In this excellently written speculation on three major battles (A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme. Read morePublished 2 months ago by bernie
This is what Diderot meant when he said, "Divertir pour instruire". Keegan's classic takes the reader to the battlefield and puts him in the shoes of the participants and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MM Cooper