The Book of War

Over the past couple of weeks I have been reading, here and there, The Book of War by John Keegan. This is an anthology of excerpts of writings from a host of authors on the subject of war – accounts of battles, diary entries and letters – a fascinating treasure trove of information.

From the lowliest recruit to the epics of Thucidides, Josephus and Julius Caesar I am amazed by the presence of mind these men had to put their experiences down in writing while so much chaos and destruction was going on around them.

I highly recommend this book.

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