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Warpaths : travels of a military historian in North America (original 1995; edition 1996)
by John Keegan
Warpaths: Travels of a Military Historian in North America by John Keegan (1995)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0340586559, Hardcover)"Warpaths" begins with the establishment of New France on the St Lawrence; through the colonists' War of Independence with the six years of fighting which ended with an English defeat at Yorktown; the civil war over the constitution of the United States in 1861 and the battle at Little Big Horn. Keegan also examines the final twist in the story of European warfare in North America, as American and Canadian forces arrive to save Britain and liberate France from domination by Germany in World War II.
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From one of the world's preeminent and bestselling military historians comes a vivid history of war on our own continent. John Keegan has visited battlefields throughout the world, but finds himself constantly returning to North America which he loves. Here, geography and climate have shaped the course of military history as they have nowhere else in the world. Guided by his central wisdom, Keegan takes us on a tour of every major fortification and scene of battle on the continent, from the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth century to the establishment of New France on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, and from the French conflicts with the British of the Atlantic colonies to the battles with the Native populations in the nineteenth century. Part military history, part travelogue,Warpathsallows us to see how war in Canada and America shaped and was shaped by the land. John Keegan's matchless insight allows us to discover how strife and battle crated our heritage.
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