Keegan, John The Mask of Command

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A wide-ranging, forceful, and fascinating analysis of generals - who they are, what they do, and how they affect the world we live in. Its central argument is that, like warfare itself, generalship is a cultural activity, providing a key to understanding a particular place or era, as much as it is an exercise in power or military skill. Other books by the same author include: "The Face Of Battle", "Who's Who In Military History" and "The Nature of War".

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"The brilliant, vivid pictures of each subject are interspersed with reflections on the relation between society and the use of force. The framework of four masks gives the author the opportunity to display not only his encyclopaedic knowledge of military history, but also his sparkling literary skill."--Field Marshal Lord Carver, "Sunday Telegraph"

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John Keegan, who was knighted in the Millennium Honours List, was the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he authored 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), The First World War, Intelligence in War, The American Civil War and The Iraq War. He died in 2012.

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