Warriors: Portraits from the Battlefield
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more