• "John Keegan is at once the most readable and the most original of military historians... His book is a work of massive sweep...the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written."

    Michael Howard, New York Times Review of Books
  • " of those rare books which could still be required reading in its field a hundred years from now."

    The New Yorker
  • "Our finest military historian has produced a book of breathtaking scope...A tour de force."

    Niall Ferguson, Daily Mail
  • "The best book I read in 1993 was A History of Warfare...a dazzling display of historical pyrotechnics."

    Paul Johnson, Sunday Times, Books of the Year
  • "Magnificent"

    Sunday Telegraph