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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Keegan Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455181285
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From the bestselling author of The First World War and Intelligence in War comes the most up-to-date and informed study yet of the Iraq War.

John Keegan, whom the New York Review of Books calls “the best historian of our day,” now brings his extraordinary expertise to bear on perhaps the most controversial war of our time. In exclusive interviews with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and General Tommy Franks, John Keegan has gathered information about the war that adds immeasurably to our grasp of its causes, complications, costs, and consequences.

The Iraq War is authoritative, timely, and vitally important to our understanding of a conflict whose ramifications are as yet unknown.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Keegan is] at once the most readable and the most original of living historians.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A brief outline that is authoritative.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Our greatest modern military historian.”

    Newsweek

  • “Keegan has long been revered as a brilliant military historian with a gift for recounting the individual experiences of battle while simultaneously explaining broader strategic objectives…Essential reading for understanding the ongoing conflict.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lamont | 11/17/2013

    " Succinct history of Iraq and the Iraq Wars. Most interesting was the older history of the country and the region. Some parts were repetitious, making chapters feel like published articles linked together. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tyler | 5/19/2013

    " this is just one giant history lesson on Iraq. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myrivername | 11/12/2012

    " An unbiased account of the invasion of Iraq, from a mostly military perspective. I like that, while the book discussed some errors that were made, it mostly just said what happened and let the reader make his/her own judgements "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr. | 4/13/2012

    " The only strictly military history of the current gulf war that I know of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Northman 737 | 4/29/2011

    " I got no new information out of this book. I'm not sure I was expecting to get any though since I've read a lot about the subject. There was a good bit of information, background and such in this book. If you're looking for a starter on the topic I would recommend this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 2/14/2011

    " John Keegan at his best. Required reading for an understanding of the war, and contemporary tactics and strategy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lamont | 7/19/2010

    " Succinct history of Iraq and the Iraq Wars. Most interesting was the older history of the country and the region. Some parts were repetitious, making chapters feel like published articles linked together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr. | 9/2/2009

    " The only strictly military history of the current gulf war that I know of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myrivername | 7/16/2008

    " An unbiased account of the invasion of Iraq, from a mostly military perspective. I like that, while the book discussed some errors that were made, it mostly just said what happened and let the reader make his/her own judgements "

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About the Author
Author John Keegan

John Keegan is the defense editor of the Daily Telegraph (London) and Britain’s foremost military historian. He is the author of many bestselling books, including The First World War, Intelligence in War, and The Battle for History. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.