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User Review  - seabear - LibraryThing

This is a classic of history. I've heard about it many times and always intended to read it. Finally did so this week. First he makes the case that typical accounts of military battles are lacking in ... Read full review

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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  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

An honest and well-researched attempt to get the reader onto the battlefield. We often get side-tracked by politics or technology when we try to write about warfare. Keegan tries to honour the guys ... 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  - motortmech - LibraryThing

This is a book not so much about the events themselves, although he does a wonderful job of the descriptions, but more specifically how the events and the outcomes changed the course of history. This ... Read full review

THE FACE OF BATTLE: A Study Of Agincourt, Waterloo, And The Somme

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Sixty years ago, Pound argued for a scholarship of the telling fact; he would have to commend this splendid history, in which John Keegan gives us the spectacle of battle with such luminous and ... Read full review

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User Review  - sgtbigg - LibraryThing

A classic in military history which I was supposed to have read for a class back in 1986, I thought this was a reread however I either never read it when I was in college (beer) or forgot it in it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - xenchu - LibraryThing

This is a scholarly book based on the description of three battles: Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme. Those parts of the book that are not descriptive of the battle are written in a dense ... 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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