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ISBN: 073669580X / ISBN-13: 9780736695800

Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda

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From the preeminent military historian of our time comes an unprecedented study of the influence of intelligence on war operations. of photos.

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  • Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda (Books on Tape) – Audiobook CD (2003)
    by John Keegan, Richard Matthews (Read by)

    Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda

    Audiobook CD, Books on Tape
    2003
    English
    Library ed.

    ISBN: 073669580X
    ISBN-13: 9780736695800

    Author of some twenty penetrating books on military history, the eminent historian John Keegan turns his considerable gifts on the history of military intelligence. Although intimate knowledge of an enemy has played a role in almost every historical conflict, intelligence is often underdeveloped, misused, and misunderstood. Keegan examines a range of war experiences to show why intelligence is not always a critical element in great battles. With sensitivity and narrative verve, Keegan recounts crucial military incidents ... Show more

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ManuelGiavedoni

A great historian and writer

by ManuelGiavedoni on Sep 16, 2009

Dear sirs: You are invited me to write a review of the nice book Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy From Napoleon to Al-Qaeda by the professor John Keegan. It is an honour for me and I give you many thanks. The book, with his almost 400 pages, is easy readable and amusing too. Our military historian introduces us in the world of intelligence at the Chapter one- Knowledge of enemy, with a travel over 3.000 year of military history, fron the ancient Egipt to our days. He follows with other six interesting chapters looking over from the hunting of Napoleon at the Mediterranean Sea for Admiral Nelson in 1798; the Stonewall Johnson?s campaign of American Civil War at the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in 1862; the key importance of the almost new wireless comunications in First Worl War, with his focus at the gallant and tragic cruiser`s campaign of Admiral Von Spee at the end of 1914; the breaking of Enigma codes and its capital influence in the Creta Campaig and the final loss of the island; the naval victory at Midway in relation to the American previus penetration of japanese ciphers in June, 1942; the Battle of Atlantic and the breaking of German submarine radio codes 1940-1945; the capital importance of human intelligence in face of German?s secret new weapons, and; at last, an evaluation of the long journey of military intelligence since 1945 to our days. Professor Keegan includes in this book an aditional reward for us: a conclusion, The Value of Military Intelligence, in order to calm us from the excitement of the previus chapters, I think. This is the first Keegan?s book that I have read (I am a great reader from my childhood and I am almost at my ?60s) and it has be a great surprise. He is a great historian and a great writer too. It is clear, detailed and elegantly writtem. His maps are beautiful too. I warmly recomend that book to the people who likes history in general, military history in particular and to the intelligence scholars. Thanks, and have a nice reading!

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