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On Sale: September 19, 2012
Pages: 496 | ISBN: 978-0-307-82857-6
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The acclaimed author of The Face of Battle examines centures of conflict in a variety of diverse societies and cultures. "Keegan is at once the most readable and the most original of living military historians . . . A History of Warfare is perhaps the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written."--The New York Times Book Review.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. War in Human History
Interlude: Limitations on Warmaking

2. Stone
Interlude: Fortification

3. Flesh
Interlude: Armies

4. Iron
Interlude: Logistics and Supply

5. Fire

Conclusion
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About 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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Praise

"Perhaps the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written."--The New York Times Book Review
"A masterpiece...This is one of those rare books which could still be required reading in its field a hundred years from now."--The New Yorker

Awards

WINNER 1993 Duff Cooper Prize

  • A History Of Warfare by John Keegan
  • November 01, 1994
  • History - Military; History
  • Vintage
  • $16.95
  • 9780679730828

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