WARRIORS: EXTRAORDINARY TALES FROM THE BATTLEFIELD
What makes some warriors perform extraordinary deeds on the battlefield? For this study of courage, fame and their consequences, the bestselling military historian Max Hastings has chosen fourteen men and one woman whose lives illustrate a wide variety of battlefield experience by land, sea and air in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of his subjects succeeded triumphantly, others failed. Some found happiness and others only melancholy. All their stories are fascinating. WARRIORS is an exhilarating study of human behaviour, rather than military tactics; its gallery of striking – sometimes startling – portraits will fascinate any reader who wishes to contrast the romance and reality of battle.
Publication date: March 2005
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