27 January 1994
Show More A History of Warfare by John Keegan.
Hutchinson, 432 pp., £20, September 1993, 0 09 174527 6Show More
How Great Generals Win by Bevin Alexander.
Norton, 320 pp., £22, November 1993, 9780393035315Show More
The Backbone: Diaries of a Military Family in the Napoleonic Wars edited by Alethea Hayter.
Pentland, 343 pp., £18.50, September 1993, 1 85821 069 0Show More
“... sense, and was apt to interfere with the efforts of good generals who possessed it, often with disastrous results. Neither, however, enjoyed fighting for its own sake, as Caesar did, or Napoleon, or Alexander, or Stonewall Jackson, by far the most talented commander of the American Civil War. To them it was – or became – like a drug, an addiction that could not be given up. Had he lived, Alexander ...”