Monday, July 18, 2016

A staggering genius for command

           A real Ulysses Grant,
           a real Abraham Lincoln,
           a real Dwight Eisenhower,
           just to pluck a list of
           Republican commanders,
           from their thinning air.

           What a bar room nancy
           boy these lemmings have
           followed to their ditch.


John Keegan

The Face of Battle
Jonathan Cape, 1976©

The Mask of Command
Viking, 1987©

Fields of Battle
  The Wars for
  North America
Alfred A. Knopf, 1996©

Max Hastings

  D-Day and the Battle
  for Normandy
Harper Collins, 1984©

  The Battle for
  Germany, 1944-1945
Alfred A. Knopf, 2005©

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