Fields of battle: the wars for North America

Front Cover
Vintage Books, Jun 1, 1997 - History - 348 pages
13 Reviews
At once a grand tour of the battlefields of North America and an unabashedly personal tribute to the military prowess of an essentially unwarlike people, Fields of Battle spans more than two centuries and the expanse of a continent to show how the immense spaces of North America shaped the wars that were fought on its soil. of photos.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America

User Review  - Frank Roberts - Goodreads

The chapter on Little Bighorn was worth the entire book. I've never given much attention to that battle, because I find Custer unappealing and the Indian Wars depressing. But Keegan's writing on the ... Read full review

Review: Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America

User Review  - Jay Gerak - Goodreads

Keegan gives his take on military history of several areas in Nort America. Read full review


TWO The Forts of New France
THREE The Fort at Yorktown
FOUR Fortifying the Confederacy

3 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Military historian John Keegan was born in Clapham, England on May 15, 1934. After spending two years at Wimbledon College he began studying at Balliol College, Oxford in 1953. Following his graduation Keegan was employed for three years at London's American Embassy. Keegan lectured in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 36 years beginning in 1960. During this time he additionally held visiting professorships at Princeton University and Vassar College. In 1997 Keegan began working for the Daily Telegraph as a Defence Correspondent and then Defence Editor. He also contributes to the American website National Review Online. Keegan has written numerous bestselling works of military history, the majority of which focus on warfare from the 14th to the 21st centuries. Among the topics treated are individual battles, strategy, the experience of the common soldier, and technological change in combat. Keegan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and he has also been knighted. Keegan resides in Wiltshire, England.