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User Review  - ohernaes - LibraryThing

Long introduction about the method of military history writing, where he makes a big point about the importance for the military historian of going into the details (and chaos) of battle and taking ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reactions to reading this book in 1993. This was a fine book written by an historian who has never seen the “face of battle” but wrote what I suspect was the first of a new breed of military ... Read full review

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User Review  - SimaZhou - LibraryThing

John Keegan's book is a wonderful written history on three specific battles but it is much deeper than that. Mr. Keegan challenges those of us who write military history to dig deeper and go farther ... Read full review

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User Review  - dougwood57 - LibraryThing

John Keegan is one of our best writers of military history and The Face of Battle is simply Keegan at his very best. He attempts to explain what humans actually do under the stress of battle and why ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacks0n - LibraryThing

This is an absolutely essential book for the military historian or anyone interested in history. Keegan destroys a lot of myths - the conception of cavalry supremacy, the effectiveness of WWI ... Read full review

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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

Face of Battle is arguably the most important military history book ever written. Through it, Keegan established a new methodolgy for examining battle, and catapulted himself to the front rank of ... Read full review


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