The mask of command : a study of generalship (Book, 2004) [Portland Community College Library]
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The mask of command : a study of generalship

The mask of command : a study of generalship

Author: John Keegan
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2004
Series: Pimlico military classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Mask of Command is about generals: who they are, what they do and how they affect the world we live in. Most studies of generalship have focused on individual character and behaviour. While these are not neglected in this remarkable book, its central argument is that, like warfare itself, generalship is a cultural enterprise, providing a key to understanding a particular era or place, as much as it is an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keegan
ISBN: 1844137384 9781844137381
OCLC Number: 768957134
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain: Jonathan Cape, 1987
Description: 366 s., [16] s. of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Title: Pimlico military classics
Responsibility: John Keegan

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As well as being a rare military historian who can also write gracefully, John Keegan has a distinguished capacity for peering behind the conventional view of events -- Alistair Horne * Sunday Times * Read more...

 
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