The Mask of Command

John Keegan
Introduced by Sir Lawrence Freedman

The Folio Society edition of The Mark of Command superbly presents celebrated military historian John Keegan's appraisal of four famous generals: Alexander the Great, Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant and Hitler.

What qualities make a great general, and how have these changed over history? How far is heroism and success in warfare linked to the context of the specific time and place of the encounter? Celebrated military historian John Keegan (the acclaimed author of The Face of Battle) considers the nature of generalship through the lives and careers of four of the past’s most notable commanders. Alexander the Great, the Duke of Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant and Adolf Hitler are examined in this masterly study, which provides illuminating insights into the changing characteristics of military leadership.

Bound in blocked cloth

Set in Plantin

424 pages

Frontispiece, 7 integrated maps, and 32 pages of colour and black & white plates

Plain slipcase

10˝ x 6¾˝

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