Warpaths: Travels of a Military Historian in North America

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Military history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationship and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy, offering compelling profiles of both the land and military leaders, alongside historical events. Combining rigorous research and insightful analysis with personal experiences and reflections, all in lean and lively prose, Warpaths is a rich and engaging work of military literature.

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John Keegan was the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he wrote many bestselling books including The Mask of Command, Six Armies in Normandy, Battle at Sea, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), The Face of Battle, The Battle for History, The First World War, and Intelligence in War. For many years John Keegan was the Senior Lecturer in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he was a Fellow of Princeton University and Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar. He was also Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the OBE in the Gulf War honours list, and was knighted in the Millennium honours list in 1999. John Keegan died in August 2012.

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"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" Independent "This is a book by a historian in a confident mood" Financial Times

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