The Book Club Discusses “The Face of Battle” By John Keegan

Join our host David Hartmann and fellow Columbia alumni as the book club discusses The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme a selection by book club member and host, David Hartmann. This book is John Keegan's groundbreaking portrayal of the common soldier in the heat of battle -- a masterpiece that explores the physical and mental aspects of warfare. The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants. –

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m. CDT

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Cost: Free

May 19, 2022 at 6:30pm - 9pm

Zoom Video Conference

Chicago, IL
United States

David Hartmann

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