• "Keegan visits all the battle sites in turn and brings them to life with the evocative prose that his admirers will remember from The Face of Battle...This opus is a labour of love"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "An excursus on the military sites of North America that cleverly marries theme and chronology"

    History Today
  • "He combines personal experiences with professional observations in a way that makes this sterling book an engrossing blend of anecdotal reminiscence and analytical reflection. Like all good writers of good history, Keegan distils the complex into the essence"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A beguiling example of the trend for fusing history and travel"

  • "This is a book by a historian in a confident mood"

    Financial Times