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"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
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 2 months ago by MM Cooper
As an army officer, this descriptive narrative provided the ability to place me in the emotional footsteps of significant battle participants and shaped my appreciation of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by FishBowlStacks
This book covers 3 major historic battles, from all angles you could imagine, revealing a myriad of fascinating details I had never heard despite years of tv war documentaries. Read morePublished 3 months ago by NHBunion
Long-winded, but well written and conceived. Too much moralizing and wrong-headed about the "officer class," face to face combat, and modern soldiers, however. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrew M. Klein
A study of three eras of battle. Some pages reach toward long windedness, but many, many times it turns into insightful, deep, dramatic prose to pull all the thoughts together. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M Burke
A richly detailed but muddled read. Diving into this book offers the occasional insight and unique perspective, but there is no rhythm or clear direction. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eric Winkler
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 5 months ago by bernie
POSSIBLY ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOK ON LEADERSHIP YOU WILL EVER READPublished 9 months ago by Martin Kellard