An excellent book by John Keegan that tells of military history from the battlefield.

He takes an original approach of not using the rhetoric that is commonly used in other military history books. He does this by describing presenting the reader with what could have been going on in the minds of those on the battlefield.

He manages to get the reader to feel what it was like to be in the 'face of battle.' He doesn't just do this once, but three different times whether at Agincourt in 1415, Waterloo in 1815, or the Somme in 1916.

More than just statistics and recounts of battle, the book gets into your mind.

Ever wanted to take an order from Napoleon during his one of his few major mistakes on the battlefield?

You'll soon know what it was like.

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