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A History of Warfare by John Keegan
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Oct 27, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: warfare, history
I own a copy

Keegan's writing style is very dry, almost dusty. However he writes with an eye for detail that has been well researched. He charts the way warfare has developed over the centuries with the advent of each technological leap from close quarters stabbing to the high tech video missile. He also outlines the way that armies have changed in their structure and complexity. In terms of its relevence to modern political and military history I would rate it alongside Sun Tsu and von Clausewitz. I don't think you can be a pacifist without understanding militarism and this is one of the best books on the subject that I have read.

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