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Intelligence In War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda
 
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Intelligence In War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda [Kindle Edition]

John Keegan
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"Authoritative and stimulating" (Daily Telegraph)

"This stimulating and informed book...has no contemporary equal. Keegan has done it again" (Daily Telegraph)

"Intelligence in War combines the lucid prose, perceptive judgements and narrative power that Keegan's readers have come to expect" (Christopher Andrew The Times)

"This excellent and highly readable book is vintage Keegan" (Alistair Horne Literary Review)

"A fascinating book on a fascinating subject, written by a master of the craft" (Raymond Carr Spectator)

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A fascinating and highly readable study of this most topical of subjects by the most distinguished contemporary writer of military history.

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From the earliest times, commanders have sought knowledge of the enemy, his strengths and weaknesses, his dispositions and intentions. But how much effect, in the 'real time' of a battle or a campaign, can this knowledge have?



In this magisterial new study, the author of A History of Warfare goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about intelligence in war. Keegan's narrative sweep is enthralling, whether portraying the dilemmas of Nelson seeking Napoleon's fleet, Stonewall Jackson in the American Civil War, Bletchley as it seeks to crack Ultra during the Battle of the Atlantic, the realities of the secret war in the Falklands or the numerous intelligence issues in the contemporary fight against terrorism.

From the Publisher

A fascinating and highly readable study of this most topical of subjects by the most distinguished contemporary writer of military history.

About the Author

John Keegan, who was knighted in the Millennium Honours List, 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, The Mask of Command, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize) and The First World War, all published in Pimlico. John Keegan died in August 2012.
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