The Battle For History: Re-fighting World War Two by John KeeganThe Battle For History: Re-fighting World War Two by John Keegan

The Battle For History: Re-fighting World War Two

byJohn Keegan

Paperback | May 6, 1995

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With the same erudition, discernment, and crisp prose that made his A History of Warfare an international bestseller, Keegan surveys the literature of World War II, identifying the works he finds most important and illuminating while examining the sometimes savage controversies raised by two generations of the war's historians.
JOHN KEEGAN was for many years senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and has been a fellow at Princeton University and a visiting professor of history at Vassar College. He is the author of twenty books, including the acclaimed The Face of Battle and The Second World War. He is the defense editor...
Title:The Battle For History: Re-fighting World War TwoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.98 × 5.28 × 0.34 inPublished:May 6, 1995Publisher:Random House of Canada

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394223462

ISBN - 13:9780394223469


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Little Book John Keegan, in my opinion, the most well written of military historians, offers a view into his list of important texts concerning World War Two. It is a wonderful little historiography offering any [would be] scholar a plethora of resources to delve into. One chapter in particular, in which Keegan attempts to dismiss as many of the rumors and conspiracies associated with WWII is not to be missed.
Date published: 2000-06-22

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In an age when we can watch televised shelling and bombing raids, there are those who still wonder if we're seeing the real picture. In the first-ever Barbara Frum Historical Lecture, John Keegan explores the controversial recording of events during the Second World War. The Battle for History is a comprehensive examination of myriad views and interpretations surrounding the war's events, campaigns, key players and intelligence; making sense of the information — and misinformation — surrounding the war.