A History of Warfare
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A History of Warfare

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The acclaimed author and preeminent military historian John Keegan examines centuries of human conflict. From primitive man in the bronze age to the end of the cold war in the twentieth century, Keegan shows how armed conflict has been a primary preoccupation throughout the history of civilization and how deeply rooted its practice has become in our 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."show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0679730826
  • 9780679730828
  • 468,181

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"Perhaps the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written."--The New York Times Book Review "A masterpiece...This is one of those rare books which could still be required reading in its field a hundred years from now."--The New Yorkershow more

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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.show more

About John Keegan

John Keeganwas for many years senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and has been a fellow at Princeton University and a visiting professor of history at Vassar College. He is the author of twenty books, including the acclaimedThe Face of BattleandThe Second World War.He lived in Wiltshire, England until his death in 2012."show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. War in Human History Interlude: Limitations on Warmaking 2. Stone Interlude: Fortification 3. Flesh Interlude: Armies 4. Iron Interlude: Logistics and Supply 5. Fire Conclusionshow more
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