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Warriors: Portraits from the Battlefield

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Heroism in battle has been celebrated throughout history, yet it is one of the least understood virtues. What makes some men and women perform extraordinary deeds on the battlefield? What makes them risk their lives in the pursuit of victory?Max Hastings, one of our foremost military historians, has seen combat up close and written about it for decades. In Warriors, he bri ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published March 13th 2007 by Vintage (first published 2005)
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Luboš
Pacifistům doporučuji alespoň, anebo spíš právě, přečíst si úvod.

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Thomas Jordan:

Svého Pána a námořníky ctíme
v časech nebezpečí, ne však dříve;
když nebezpečí pomine, oběma se odměníme:
na Boha zapomenem a námořníků si nevážíme.

V běžném civilním, mírovém životě jsou lidé mající zálibu v boji považováni v lepším případě za trapné figurky, v horším za nebezpečná individua. Bojovníci jsou v demokratických společnostech v časech míru nepopulární, jak několikrát poznamenal už Rudyard
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English historian and journalist Max Hastings knows something of courage from his many years covering wars for the BBC. He is also accustomed to literary success: his books have been consistent award winners in the UK (where he was knighted in 2002), and his previous book, Armageddon (**** Mar/Apr 2005), was an acclaimed study of the final year of World War II. In Warriors his stated aim is to "amuse as much as inform," and reviewers report that he's up to the task. Though Warriors shouldn't be

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Jeannette
True to the Wall Street Journal's review, this book was "fantastically entertaining." As Hastings offers in his forward, "This book is written as much to inform as to amuse".

This collective biography of warriors who span time, conflicts, and countries of origin brought amazing insight into to the warrior code. I learned that, "Valour without wisdom is insufficient."

Up next, Anatomy of Courage, by Charles Wilson.

ps: My favorite story was that of Joshua Chamberlain (an upright fellow New Englander
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Jonathan
Could not finish after multiple attempts. Poorly written with little definition of why the stories illustrate battlefield warriors.
Yosef
Excellent short biographies of soldiers through the ages. Rather eclectic in choice; I would have chosen perhaps other soldiers...
James
Couple of mistakes within.
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Sir Max Hugh Macdonald Hastings, FRSL, FRHistS is a British journalist, editor, historian and author. His parents were Macdonald Hastings, a journalist and war correspondent, and Anne Scott-James, sometime editor of Harper's Bazaar.

Hastings was educated at Charterhouse School and University College, Oxford, which he left after a year.After leaving Oxford University, Max Hastings became a foreign c
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