Book Title: The Mask of Command
Author: John Keegan
Format: Paperback | 384 pages
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1989
A wide-ranging, forceful, and fascinating analysis of generals - who they are, what they do, and how they affect the world we live in. Its central argument is that, like warfare itself, generalship is a cultural activity, providing a key to understanding a particular place or era, as much as it is an exercise in power or military skill. Other books by the same author include: "The Face Of Battle", "Who's Who In Military History" and "The Nature of War".