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Face of Battle A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme

ISBN-10: 0140048979
ISBN-13: 9780140048971
Edition: 1978
Authors: John Keegan
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/27/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

John Keegan, May 15, 1934 - August 2, 2012 John Keegan was born in London, England on May 15, 1934. He received a degree in history from Balliol College, Oxford in 1953. After graduation, he went to the United States on a grant to study the Civil War. When he returned to London, he wrote political reports for the United States Embassy and in 1960 was appointed as a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England, a post he held for 25 years. During this time he also held visiting professorships at Princeton University and Vassar College. In 1997, he began working for the Daily Telegraph as a defense correspondent and then military affairs editor. He also contributed to the American website National Review Online. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 20 books about military history, the majority of which focus on warfare from the 14th to the 21st centuries. His works included Barbarossa: Invasion of Russia, The Face of Battle, A History of Warfare, Who Was Who in World War II, The Second World War, The American Civil War, The Mask of Command, and The Iraq War. He was knighted in 2000. He died on August 2, 2012 at age of 78.

Acknowledgments
Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things
A Little Learning
The Usefulness of Military History
The Deficiencies of Military History
The 'Battle Piece'
'Killing No Murder?'
The History of Military History
The Narrative Tradition
Verdict or Truth?'
Agincourt, 25 October 1415
The Campaign
The Battle
Archers versus Infantry and Cavalry
Cavalry versus Infantry
Infantry versus Infantry
The Killing of the Prisoners
The Wounded
The Will to Combat
Waterloo, 18 June 1815
The Campaign
The Personal Angle of Vision
The Physical Circumstances of Battle
Categories of Combat
Single Combat
Cavalry versus Cavalry
Cavalry versus Artillery
Cavalry versus Infantry
Artillery versus Infantry
Infantry versus Infantry
Disintegration
Aftermath
The Wounded
The Somme, 1 July 1916
The Battlefield
The Plan
The Preparations
The Army
The Tactics
The Bombardment
The Final Preliminaries
The Battle
Infantry versus Machine-Gunners
Infantry versus Infantry
The View from across No-Man's-land
The Wounded
The Will to Combat
Commemoration
The Future of Battle
The Moving Battlefield
The Nature of Battle
The Trend of Battle
The Inhuman Face of War
The Abolition of Battle
Bibliography
Index

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