Keegan gathers together 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 in Normandy. Weaving the various pieces into a seamless whole, John Keegan has created a rich tapesry that epitomizes the warrior spirit.
Acclaimed military historian John Keegans 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 participantsfrom 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 Caesars 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; Wellingtons 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.
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