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    • The Face of Battle

    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    In this major and wholly original contribution to military history, John Keegan reverses the usual convention of writing about war in terms of generals and nations in conflict, which tends to leave the common soldier as cipher. Instead, he focuses on what a set battle is like for the man in the thick of it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing! But probably better in print.

    • By D. Martin on 04-20-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • A History of Warfare

    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    Starting with the premise that all civilizations owe their origins to warmaking, Keegan probes the meanings, motivations, and methods underlying war in different societies over the course of more than two thousand years. Following the progress of human aggression in its full historical sweep, from the strangely ritualistic combat of Stone Age peoples to the warfare of mass destruction in the present age, his illuminating and lively narrative gives us all the world's great warrior cultures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complete, Informative, and Insightful

    • By Dan on 11-07-05

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The American Civil War

    • A Military History
    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of America's most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged persistence of ill-trained, ill-equipped, and often malnourished combatants; the effective absence of decisive battles among some two to three hundred known to us by name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Novel Approach (As Opposed to Novelistic)

    • By margot on 11-18-12

    Regular price: $39.93

    • What If? Part 1

    • Reshaping the 20th Century
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose, John Keegan, more
    • Narrated by: John Cunningham, Janet Zarish
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    What if Hitler had won the war, if Japan had another sneak attack, or if the cold war turned hot? What If? provides a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events. Featuring today's foremost historians speculating on what could have happened, we discover where we might be if history had not unfolded the way it did.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • For history buffs

    • By Charles on 05-11-04

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Winston Churchill

    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    The eminent historian John Keegan charts Churchill's career, following his steadfast leadership during the catastrophic events of World War II while England was dangerously poised on the brink of collapse. With wonderful eloquence, Keegan illuminates Churchill's incredible strength during this crucial moment in history and his unshakable belief that democracy would always prevail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good intro/summary

    • By Sabrina on 01-07-06

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Intelligence in War

    • Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda
    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    In fiction, the spy is a glamorous figure whose secrets make or break peace, but, historically, has intelligence really been a vital step to military victories? In this breakthrough study, the preeminent war historian John Keegan goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about military intelligence. In his characteristically wry and perceptive prose, Keegan offers us nothing short of a new history of war through the prism of intelligence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Military history more than history of intelligence

    • By D. Littman on 01-10-04

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Six Armies in Normandy

    • From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Fred Williams
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    In a burnished, driving prose, incorporating a myriad of fresh sources, John Keegan tells the story of the Allies' greatest military achievement as he chronicles the 1944 invasion of Normandy, from D-Day to the liberation of Paris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the casual WWII reader

    • By Jay on 12-13-05

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Episode 70: John Goodman, Jeremy Irons, and Keegan-Michael Key

    • By: David Remnick, Keegan-Michael Key, John Goodman, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Conversations with a few of the best actors working in film and television, Keegan-Michael Key, John Goodman, and Jeremy Irons...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Iraq War

    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    John Keegan, whom the New York Review of Books calls "the best historian of our day", now brings his extraordinary expertise to bear on perhaps the most controversial war of our time. In exclusive interviews with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and General Tommy Franks, John Keegan has gathered information about the war that adds immeasurably to our grasp of its causes, complications, costs, and consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Solid, Quick Overview

    • By Charles on 12-08-04

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The American Civil War

    • A Military History
    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of America's most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged persistence of ill-trained, ill-equipped, and often malnourished combatants; the effective absence of decisive battles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterly written

    • By Alexandre on 11-07-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Intelligence in War

    • Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda
    • By: John Keegan
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    In fiction, the spy is a glamorous figure whose secrets make or break peace, but, historically, has intelligence really been a vital step to military victories? In this breakthrough study, the preeminent war historian John Keegan goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about military intelligence. In his characteristically wry and perceptive prose, Keegan offers us nothing short of a new history of war through the prism of intelligence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Keegan

    • By Jay on 12-30-03

    Regular price: $26.60