The face of battle: a study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme

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Barrie & Jenkins, Sep 22, 1988 - History - 303 pages
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The book I read to research this post was The Face Of Battle by John Keegan which is a very good book which I bought from kindle. This book takes an indepth look at 3 great British battles, Agincourt ... Read full review

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John Keegan begins this work with an admission that he has not been in a battle. He also points out that that experience is something that most of the young men he teaches (at Sandhurst military ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

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.

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