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June 21, 2004

John Keegan’s The History of Warfare

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:37 PM

I’ve been reading this massive tome on and off for the last year. Last night I finally sat down and finished it. Overall, I’m in awe of the breadth of this book, and less than thrilled with the execution. I think it could’ve been a much better book, had it stepped back from the details and gave the big picture first. I’m very glad I read it, though, and plan on reading some of Keegan‘s other works.

1 Comment »

  1. book of war
    I picked up the book of war too last month, my first _war book_.
    Have been reading it on and off and am not making much progress.
    Looks like it will be another year before I get done with it.
    Till now, the melian dialogue is my fav, with the strong-weak-equal talk.

    Comment by jnagal — June 22, 2004 @ 9:58 PM | Reply

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