Title: Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America
Publisher: Knopf May 1996
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
First Edition, First printing. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. Normal shelfwear to cover. Acclaimed historian John Keegan takes the reader on a tour of every major fortification and scene of battle in North America, from the arrival of the Europeans in the 16th-century to the final defeat of the native American population in the 19th-century. He shows how the unique character of the landscape and climate determined why and where men fortified, campaigned and were drawn to the battlefields - Yorktown, Gettysburg, Bull Run and others whose names are now part of mythology. Index. (First published in the UK in 1995 under the title Warpaths: Travels of a Military Historian in North America). Price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 20110608106408
Synopsis: With 16 pages of photographs and 4 maps.
Review: Best known for his 1976 book, The Face of Battle, which argued that conventional battle accounts oversimplified the dynamics of troop movements while attributing too much control to leaders, John Keegan has become a prolific author. Fields of Battle includes fascinating observations about how Americans do things differently, both on and off the battlefield, than the English and French. With detailed accounts from long-forgotten conflicts, such as the French and Indian War, and moving portraits of important figures in American military history, including the Wright brothers, who naively hoped their airplane would end warfare, Keegan, an Englishman, explains the past and reaffirms the present to an America struggling to find its national strength.
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