The Face of Battle

by John Keegan

Paperback, 364 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase

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Although he has never fought in a war the author creates a realistic picture of the fears, pressures, and mechanics of fighting a battle, emphasizing three particular campaigns

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British military historian John Keegan chronicled the history of warfare from Alexander the Great to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He died Thursday at age 78. Jerry Bauer/Random House hide caption

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