Warpaths : travels of a military historian in North America / John Keegan.
By: Keegan, John.Material type: BookSeries: Pimlico military classics: Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2004Edition: Second edition.Description: 352 pages, p. of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1844137503(pbk.).Subject(s): Keegan, John, 1934-2012 -- Travel -- North America | Battles -- North America -- History | North America -- History, MilitaryDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
"He combines personal experiences with professional observations in a way that makes this sterling book an engrossing blend of anecdotal reminiscence and analytical reflection-Like all good writers of good history, Keegan distils the complex into the essence. He describes the contours of the American land which caused one force to succeed and the other to succumb. And he profiles the leaders who hesitated fatally. And all the while, he chats about the nature of war, casually passing on one arresting observation after another. ' Daily TelegraphMilitary history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationship and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy.'Keegan visits all the battle sites in turn and brings them to life with the evocative prose that his admirers will remember from The Face of Battle-This opus is a labour of love.' Mail on Sunday
Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995.