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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407064383
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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The Iraq War



The war against Saddam Hussein, described and analysed by our foremost military historian.

The Iraq War remains highly controversial, but in all the uncertainty about weapons of mass destruction, the use and misuse of intelligence, it remains an awesome military and political event and a formidable exercise in American power aided by the British army. Throughout the war and beyond it, John Keegan's analysis proved more accurate than any other commentator's, and now he brings his unrivalled knowledge of military history to bear on the war, its conduct and consequences. Written with special access to new sources of information, this book is the most authoritative and challenging account of a war which could both set the pattern for military conflicts in the 21st century and significantly affect the world political order.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407064383
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
Categories:

About the author

John Keegan

John Keegan is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including The Face of Battle, Six Armies in Normandy, Battle at Sea, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), Warpaths, The Battle for History, The First World War, and most recently, Intelligence in War. For many years John Keegan was the Senior Lecturer in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he has been a Fellow of Princeton University and Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the OBE in the Gulf War honours list, and was knighted in the Millennium honours list in 1999. John Keegan died in August 2012.

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Praise for The Iraq War

Of the conflict itself - such as it was - there is extensive, unsparing detail, observed in the crisp tones of an officer delivering his report most of all, this is a book which puts the war into a proper context for the layman. And for that alone it is worth reading.

Andrew Morrod, Daily Mail

A remarkable achievement.

Spectator

One of our most distinguished military historians...A straight and self-contained book on Iraq.

Literary Review

Nobody does it better. The narration is clear and exciting...the author has you in his grip.

New York Times Book Review

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