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Read online A History of Warfare.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A History of Warfare The acclaimed author of The Face of Battle examines centures of conflict in a variety of diverse societies and cultures Keegan is at once the most readable and the most original of living military historians A History of Warfare is perhaps the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written The New York Times Book Review by John Keegan

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A History of Warfare
Title:A History of Warfare
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ISBN:0679730826
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Number of Pages:432
Category:History, Non fiction, Military, Military history, War
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The greatest politician and statesmen of the th century by Britain s leading military historian, b Acclaimed military historian John Keegan s investigation into World War II and the Normandy Invasion br br b The armies of six nations met on the battlefields of Normandy in what was to be the greatest Allied achievement of World War II With dramatic driving power John Keegan describes the massed armies American Canadian English French German and Polish at successive stages of the invasion As he details the strategies of the military engagements Keegan brilliantly shows how each of the armies reflected its own nation s values and traditions In a new introduction written especially to commemorate the th anniversary of D Day he contemplates the ways the events at the battle of Normandy still reverberate today br The best military historian of our generation Tom Clancy br br John Keegan writes about war better than almost anyone in our century The Washington Post Book World br br Very dramatic Very well done a book which conjures romance from some very hard fighting A J P Taylor The New York Review of Books br br The story of this vast complex and risky amphibious assault and the campaign which followed has been told many times but never better than by John Keegan The Wall Street Journal br, From the earliest times commanders have sought knowledge of the enemy his strengths and weaknesses his dispositions and intentions But how much effect in the real time of a battle or a campaign can this knowledge have br br br br br br In this magisterial new study the author of i A History of Warfare i goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about intelligence in war Keegan s narrative sweep is enthralling whether portraying the dilemmas of Nelson seeking Napoleon s fleet Stonewall Jackson in the American Civil War Bletchley as it seeks to crack Ultra during the Battle of the Atlantic the realities of the secret war in the Falklands or the numerous intelligence issues in the contemporary fight against terrorism, In this comprehensive history John Keegan explores both the technical and the human impact of the greatest war of all time He focuses on five crucial battles and offers new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare In knowledgable perceptive analysis of the airborne battle of Crete the carrier battle of Midway the tank battle of Falaise the city battle of Berlin and the amphibious battle of Okinawa Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole