The Mask of Command Quotes

John Keegan
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"It was unsurprising, therefore, that Philip should, as Alexander reached puberty, think it right to invest his upbringing with balance and rationality."
Part 1, Chap. 2, p. 18


"What part Alexander may have had in his father's assassination divides all who are fascinated by his character to this day."
Part 1, Chap. 3, p. 21


"This bloody settling of accounts is shocking to modern susceptibilities."
Part 1, Chap. 2, pp. 21-22


"While they crawled forward, the headlong onset of the French cavalry columns might throw his careful defence into ruins and give the battle to Napoleon."
Part 2, Chap. 1, p. 99

"What had prepared this extraordinary man for the mental, moral and physical ordeal of the four days of Waterloo - days at left those who had merely fought, without any of the strain of command, Wellington had borne and perhaps less of the danger, shocked into pallor and silence by the horrors of the slaughter, drugged by...

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