Search Results: "John Keegan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1982

"If anyone can convert the thoughtful reader to 'war books,' it will be Keegan."
From the author of The Face of Battle: a dazzler among military histories. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST WORLD WAR by John Keegan
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1999

"A narrative that yields insight at every turn on this near-endless stalemate, as well as serving as an object lesson on the dark mysteries that await even those best-prepared for war."
In this sterling account of the tragic and unnecessary conflict that inaugurated a century of horror, British military historian Keegan (Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America, 1996, etc.) ranges from Olympian assessments of leaders to searing depictions of suffering common soldiers. Read full book review >

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THE MASK OF COMMAND by John Keegan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1987

"The text includes illustrations and maps (not seen)."
In aid of an obvious albeit inescapable conclusion, Keegan (Six Armies in Normandy, 1982; The Face of Battle, 1976; etc.) offers a virtuoso appreciation of military leadership down through the ages. Read full book review >

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WINSTON CHURCHILL by John Keegan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"Sturdy and illuminating: of interest to students of modern British history and the conduct of WWII."
A capable, brief study of Great Britain's renowned wartime leader and the troubled course of his passionate—if hardly compassionate—conservatism. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF WARFARE by John Keegan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"While all civilizations may owe their origins—if not their existence—to war, Keegan concludes that global survival depends on our curbing humanity's vast capacity for destructive violence—and on this score, readers of his superb new survey will find, he's cautiously optimistic."
With his usual fluent mastery, Keegan (The Price of Admiralty, 1989, etc.) offers provocative perspectives on armed conflict through the ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 1989

"The concise text includes 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations (not seen)."
Keegan (The Mask of Command, 1987); Six Armies in Normandy, 1982; The Face of Battle, 1976; etc.) here offers a bravura appreciation of naval power down through the ages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1976

"This is a book unusual in its research and intelligence, to be read by everyone—and not least our military leadership."
Sixty years ago, Pound argued for a scholarship of the telling fact; he would have to commend this splendid history, in which John Keegan gives us the spectacle of battle with such luminous and precise detail that not only battle's gruesome distress for the common soldier, but also the circumjacent conditions of battles fought and won, become vividly clear. Read full book review >

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A GOOD DIVORCE by John E. Keegan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An overlong episode of That Seventies Show. No jokes."
Feminism destroys marriage, in another earnest family drama from the author of Piper (2001), etc. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1986

"A thoughtful, focused study of warfare, brimful of front-line insights and intelligence."
A companion piece to an upcoming BBC TV series of the same title from the authors of, respectively, Six Armies in Normandy and Acts of War. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR by John Keegan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2009

"Though James McPherson is still the preeminent Civil War historian, no reader should pass up the chance to read Keegan."
A solid history of the Civil War by the grand master of military writing. Read full book review >