The Face of Battle
This text looks at the military history of a battle scene by examining the experiences of individuals at the point of maximum danger. The author has attempted to write the definitive model for military historians by reassessing the three battles of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme. He attempts to convey, to the reader, the reality of the battles as they were experienced by the participants. John Keegan is the author of World Armies, Six Armies in Normandy, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty and The Second World War.
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Really interesting, dense read. I'll let Keegan's words speak for himself: "The study of battle is... always a study of fear and usually of courage; always of leadership, usually of obedience; always ... Read full review
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I had tried reading John Keegan before. I took out his book on the First World War from a local library to use for the historiography part of a paper, but then thought I'd hold off on returning it to ... Read full review