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The Mask of Command Paperback – Illustrated, October 4, 1988

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Four chapters on "heroic" military leadership (in the broadest sense of the word)Alexander the Great, Wellington, U.S. Grant and Hitlerlead up to what PW called a "masterful closing argument warning that in the nuclear age heroic leadership of any style would lead to the destruction of civilization." Photos.
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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.


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  • Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0140114068
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0140114065
  • Dimensions : 5.1 x 0.85 x 7.75 inches
  • Publisher : Penguin Books (October 4, 1988)
  • Language: : English
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