Geoffrey Chaucer

John Keegan (1934--)



  1. The Mask of Command
    ---A titular companion to his famous The Face of Battle . It offers analyses of Alexander the Great, Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant, and Hitler as war commanders. Less dramatically, I would say modulation rather rather than mask: we necessarily show only aspects of ourselves in our different roles in life: the whole person is life itself. Alexander was a combination of rock-star and Rocky. Wellington was passionate. Grant was scientific and literate. Hitler was a fraud and a coward.