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The face of battle, John Keegan

Label
The face of battle
Title
The face of battle
Statement of responsibility
John Keegan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. It examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles, John Keegan vividly conveys their reality for the participants, whether facing the arrow cloud of Agincourt, the levelled muskets of Waterloo or the steel rain of the Somme
Summary
In this book, John Keegan focuses on what a set battle is like for the man in the thick of it--his fears, his wounds and their treatment, the mechanics of being taken prisoner, the nature of leadership at the most junior level, the role of compulsion in getting men to stand their ground, the intrusions of cruelty and compassion, the very din and blood
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
186131
Cataloging source
FGM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keegan, John
Dewey number
355.48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D25
LC item number
.K43 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Battles
  • Military history
Target audience
adult
Label
The face of battle, John Keegan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1976
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-343) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old, unhappy, far-off things -- Agincourt, October 25, 1415 -- Waterloo, June 18th, 1815 -- The Somme, July 1st, 1916 -- The future of battle
Control code
20138688
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780880290838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46980874
  • (OCoLC)46980874
Label
The face of battle, John Keegan
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1976
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-343) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old, unhappy, far-off things -- Agincourt, October 25, 1415 -- Waterloo, June 18th, 1815 -- The Somme, July 1st, 1916 -- The future of battle
Control code
20138688
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780880290838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46980874
  • (OCoLC)46980874

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