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

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Viking, Jun 1, 1989 - History - 303 pages
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A splendid new edition of a modern classic, illustrated with paintings, prints, engravings, battle plans, and photographs, and featuring a new introduction by the author. Illustrated.

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

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With the same text as the original British classic, published in 1976, this now includes 32 color photographs and 80 black-and-white illustrations. If you're old copy is still in good shape, there's no need to add this, since the illustrations themselves aren't too impressive.-- MR Read full review



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About the author (1989)

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.

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