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Intelligence in War

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'No war can be conducted successfully without early and good intelligence,' wrote Marlborough, and 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? In this magisterial new study, which will fascinate readers of both military and more general history, the author of "A History of Warfare" goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about intelligence in war. From the Napoleonic Wars to the sophisticated electronic warfare of the 21st century, John Keegan finds linking themes which lead to a compelling conclusion. His 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, or the polymorphous intelligence issues of the contemporary flight against terrorism.

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John Keegan, who was knighted in the Millennium Honours List, is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize) and The First World War, all published in Pimlico. John Keegan died in August 2012.

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"Likely to jar the conventional wisdom. . . . Keegan is always a pleasure to read for his wit, insight and style." -"The New York Times Book Review "Bracing, meticulous case studies [by] our greatest modern military historian." -"Newsweek "Keegan is a . . . treasure. . . . His analysis is as sharp as ever, and it's all written with his characteristic flair." -"The Christian Science Monitor "Thought-provoking. . . . Keegan's book is a wise corrective, assessing just how useful intelligence has been in battle." -"The Dallas Morning News

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