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The book of war

Author: John Keegan
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than eighty accounts, drawn largely from protagonists or eyewitnesses, of events in wars from the Greek Heroic Era to the Gulf War in Kuwait chronicle the evolution of western warfare.
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Genre/Form: Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Book of war.
New York : Viking, 1999
(OCoLC)647489310
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keegan
ISBN: 0670888044 9780670888047
OCLC Number: 42027495
Notes: "25 centuries of great war writing"--Cover.
Description: xix, 492 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Melian dialogue / Thucydides --
The final sea battle / Thucydides --
The battle of Cunaxa and death of Cyrus / Xenophon --
A plundering expedition / Xenophon --
First British expedition / Julius Caesar --
The horrors of the seige / Josephus --
An Arab-Syrian gentleman / Usamah Ibn-Munqidh --
the battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346 / Jean Froissart --
A French knight's account of Agincourt / Jehan de Wavrin --
The fall of Constantinople / Andrew Wheatcroft --
Such botching, disorder and chaos / Diego Hurtado de Mendoze --
The siege of Malta / Francesco Balbi di Correggio --
Aztecs / Inga Clendinnen --
Farewell to arms / George Peele (1558-1596) --
An attack by Iroquois warriors / Father Paul Ragueneau --
Braddock at the Monongahela / William Dunbar --
The battle of Blenheim / Robert Southey (1774-1843) --
The revolution remembered (1) / Anna Meyers --
The drum / John Scott of Amwell (1730-1793) --
The revolution remembered (2) / Jacob Zimmerman --
Davy Crockett / Davy Crockett --
Captivity among the Indians / John D. HUnter --
Hohenlinden / Thomas Campbell (1777-1844). (cont.) Fugitive and recruit 1804-6 / Sergeant William Lawrence --
Badajoz March-April 1812 / Sergeant William Lawrence --
The Battle of Vitorio / A gentleman volunteer --
Captain Roeder / Helen Roeder --
Russian 1812 / Victor Hugo (1802-1885) --
The letter of Private Wheeler / Private Wheeler --
Wellington's Waterloo despatch / Duke of Wellington --
A soldier's view of empire / James Bodell --
Cliffore in the crimea / Henry Clifford --
Letter from camp / Colin Frederick --
The relief of Lucknow / W.H. Fitchett --
The Fremantle diary / Lieutenant-Colonel Fremantle --
War is kind / Stephan Crane (1871-1936) --
General Custer / Elizabeth B. Custer --
Tommy / Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) --
Four eyewitness accounts / Isandhlwana and Rorke's drift, 1879 --
Vitai Lampada / Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938). (cont.) How the news of war came to a village on the Chinese frontier / Stephen Graham --
In time of 'The breaking of nations' / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
Infantry attacks / Erwin Rommel --
Gallipoli memories / Compton Mackenzie --
Twelve days / Sidney Rogerson --
In Flanders Fields / John McCrae (1872-1918) --
A soldier's diary of the Great War / John Glubb --
Prelude to victory / Brigadier-General E.L. Spears --
An Irish airman foresees his death / W.B. Yeats --
Goodbye to all that / Robert Graves --
--
Wounded (1) / Ernest Hemmingway --
The hero / Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) --
Riding to war / Geral Uloth --
The General / Sigfried Sassoon (1886-1967). (cont.) Red cavalry / Isaac Babel --
Anthem for doomed youth / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
Bugles and a tiger / John Masters --
Bounden duty (1) / Alexander Stahlberg --
One young soldier / Tim Bishop --
Wounded (2) / George Orwell --
Previous engagements / Bruce Shand --
BBC broadcast, London, 19 May 1940 / Winston Churchill --
Codebreakers / Stuart Milner-Barry --
U-333 / Peter Cremer --
Loopy / George Kennard --
The good war / Studs Terkel --
David Stirling / Obituary --
Aristocrats / Keith Douglas (1920-44) --
Bounden duty (2) / Alexander Stahlberg --
On the other side of the hill / Geyr von Schweppenburg --
Normandy diary / Marie-Louise Osmont --
Albanian assignment / David Smiley --
Beacons in the night / Franklin Lindsay --
Bounden duty (3) / Alexander Stahlberg --
Quartered safe out here / George MacDonal Fraser --
The railway man / Eric Lomax --
Bombing Nagasaki / William Lawrence --
Red thunder, tropic lightning / C.W. Bowman --
The fall of Saigon / James Fenton --
Bravo two zero / Andy McNab.
Other Titles: War
Responsibility: edited by John Keegan.

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