The definitive history of warfare told by Britain's foremost military historian.
John Keegan’s masterpiece is a work of breath-taking scope that not only chronicles the history of warfare, but unearths lessons on the nature of humanity. Stretching across centuries and continents, from the Empire of Babylon to the Somme, A History of Warfare studies civilisations, psychology, archaeology, genetics, history and strategy with an expert’s eye.
John Keegan’s unmissable and epic journey through military history has been widely acclaimed and remains vital reading today.
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.
Masterpiece...one of those rare books which could still be required reading in its field a hundred years from now.
Our finest military historian has produced a book of breathtaking scope...A tour de force.
The best book I read in 1993 was A History of Warfare...a dazzling display of historical pyrotechnics.