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John Keegan
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John Keegan’s books include The Iraq War, Intelligence in War, The First World War, The Battle for History, The Face of Battle, War and Our World, The Masks of Command, Fields of Battle, and A History of Warfare. He was the defense editor of The Daily Telegraph (London). He lived in Wiltshire, England, until his death in 2012.

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The American Civil War
A Military History
Written by John Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $16.95

In this long-awaited history, John Keegan shares his original and perceptive insights into the psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics of the American Civil War. Illuminated by Keegan’s knowledge of military history he provides a fascinating look at how command and the slow evolution of its strategic logic influenced the course of... Read more >

The American Civil War

Written by John Keegan


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $12.99

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The Battle For History
Re-fighting World War II
Written by John Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 1996
Price: $12.00

Although more than fifty years have passed since the end of W.W.II, there has as yet been no definitive history of that conflict. Existing histories have raised as many questions as they have answered. Now one of our most esteemed military historians assesses the literature that has emerged from W.W.II--and the... Read more >

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Fields of Battle
The Wars for North America
Written by John Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 27, 1997
Price: $16.95

Spanning more than two centuries and an entire continent, eminent historian John Keegan shows how the vast spaces of North America shaped the wars that were fought on its soil.  From General Wolfe's siege of Quebec to the rout of Custer and his men at Little Bighorn, Keegan takes students on an... Read more >
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Fields of Battle
The Wars for North America
Written by John Keegan


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $13.99

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The First World War

Written by John Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 16, 2000
Price: $17.00

From the much-debated causes to the blood baths to the collapse of empires and Victorian Europe, John Keegan explores and communicates the details, themes, and mind-numbing horror of the First World War with clarity, authority, and compassion. Central to his thesis is the assertion that the war was avoidable; a tragic... Read more >
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The First World War

Written by John Keegan


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 21, 2012
Price: $13.99

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A History of Warfare

Written by John Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 1994
Price: $16.95

Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize 1993

One of the world' s foremost military historians offers a sweeping view of the place of warfare in civilization. Probing the meanings, motivations, and methods underlying war throughout history, John Keegan suggests why, in 2,000 years, humanity has not advanced far beyond the acceptance of... Read more >
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A History of Warfare

Written by John Keegan


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $13.99

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How War Begins

Written by John Keegan


Format: eBook, 32 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 28, 2014
Price: $0.99

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Intelligence in War
The value--and limitations--of what the military can learn about the enemy
Written by John Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $17.00

John Keegan, whose many books, including classic histories of the two world wars, have confirmed him as the premier miltary historian of our time, here presents a masterly look at the value and limitations of intelligence in the conduct of war.

Intelligence gathering is an immensely complicated and vulnerable endeavor. And it... Read more >

Intelligence in War
Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda
Written by John Keegan


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 28, 2003
Price: $13.99

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The Iraq War
The Military Offensive, from Victory in 21 Days to the Insurgent Aftermath
Written by John Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 24, 2005
Price: $16.00

The 2003 Iraq war remains among the most mysterious armed conflicts of modernity. In The Iraq War, John Keegan offers a sharp and lucid appraisal of the military campaign, explaining just how the coalition forces defeated an Iraqi army twice its size and addressing such questions as whether Saddam Hussein ever... Read more >
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The Iraq War

Written by John Keegan


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 25, 2004
Price: $11.99

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War and Our World

Written by John Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $10.00

John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War, a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why’s and how’s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays.

Is war a... Read more >
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War and Our World

Written by John Keegan


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $7.99

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