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Read online The American Civil War: A Military History.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The American Civil War: A Military History The American Civil War was one of the longest and bloodiest of modern wars It is also one of the most mysterious It has captured the imagination of writers artists and film makers for decades but the reality of it confuses and divides historians even today In this magisterial history of the first modern war the distinguished military historian John Keegan unpicks the geography leadership and strategic logic of the war and takes us to the heart of the conflict His captivating work promises to be the definitive history of the American Civil Wa by John Keegan

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The American Civil War: A Military History
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Category:History, Civil war, Non fiction, American history, Military history, Military, War, American civil war
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b John Keegan s brilliant look at the meaning of leadership br b In The Mask of Command John Keegan asks us to consider questions that are seldom asked What is the definition of leadership What makes a great military leader Why is it that men indeed sometimes entire nations follow a single leader often to victory but with equal dedication also to defeat br br Dozens of names come to mind Napoleon Lee Charlemagne Hannibal Castro Hussein From a wide array Keegan chooses four commanders who profoundly influenced the course of history Alexander the Great the Duke of Wellington Ulysses S Grant and Adolph Hitler All powerful leaders each cast in a different mold each with diverse results br br The best military historian of our generation Tom Clancy br br A brilliant treatise on the essence of military leadership The Philadelphia Inquirer br br Fascinating and enlightening marked by great intellectual liveliness Mr Keegan knows how to bring fighting alive on the page The New York Times br br br br br br, The American Civil War was one of the longest and bloodiest of modern wars It is also one of the most mysterious It has captured the imagination of writers artists and film makers for decades but the reality of it confuses and divides historians even today In this magisterial history of the first modern war the distinguished military historian John Keegan unpicks the geography leadership and strategic logic of the war and takes us to the heart of the conflict His captivating work promises to be the definitive history of the American Civil War, i The Face of Battle i is military history from the battlefield a look at the direct experience of individuals at the point of maximum danger It examines the physical conditions of fighting the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away br br In his scrupulous reassessment of three battles John Keegan vividly conveys their reality for the participants whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme, From the earliest times commanders have sought knowledge of the enemy his strengths and weaknesses his dispositions and intentions But how much effect in the real time of a battle or a campaign can this knowledge have br br br br br br In this magisterial new study the author of i A History of Warfare i goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about intelligence in war Keegan s narrative sweep is enthralling whether portraying the dilemmas of Nelson seeking Napoleon s fleet Stonewall Jackson in the American Civil War Bletchley as it seeks to crack Ultra during the Battle of the Atlantic the realities of the secret war in the Falklands or the numerous intelligence issues in the contemporary fight against terrorism