John Keegan The Book of War

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Soldiers, poets, novelists & journalists have always endeavoured to commit to paper the experience of war. Whether it is being used to transmit myth, to glorify personal or tribal heroism, to fix a version of events or personal achievements, or merely to entertain, there can be no doubt that war makes magnificent literature. In this comprehensive anthology, Keegan reaps his material from the sweep of military history, from the Greek theoretical treatises on the art of warfare to the nineteenth-century novels which used war as a vehicle by which to shape their Romantic heroes, and the inspired journalistic reportage of the late 20th century.

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John Keegan was Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst before becoming Defence Editor at the Daily Telegraph. He is the author of several books, including THE FACE OF BATTLE, SIX ARMIES IN NORMANDY, THE MASK OF COMMMAND, THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY and THE HISTORY OF WARFARE. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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