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Intelligence in War - Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-qaeda

John Keegan

In fiction, the spy is a glamorous figure whose secrets make or break peace, but, historically, has intelligence really been a vital step to military victories? In this breakthrough study, the preeminent war historian John Keegan goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about military intelligence. In his characteristically wry and perceptive prose, Keegan offers us nothing short of a new history of war through the prism of intelligence. He brings to life the split-second decisions that went into waging war before the benefit of aerial surveillance and electronic communications. The English admiral Horatio Nelson was hot on the heels of Napoleon's fleet in the Mediterranean and never knew it, while Stonewall Jackson was able to compensate for the Confederacy's disadvantage in firearms and manpower with detailed maps of the Appalachians. In the past century, espionage and decryption have changed the face of battle: the Japanese surprise attack at the Battle of the Midway was thwarted by an early warning. Timely information, however, is only the beginning of the surprising and disturbing aspects of decisions that are made in war, where brute force is often more critical. Intelligence in War is a thought-provoking work that ranks among John Keegan's finest achievements. From the Hardcover edition.

In fiction, the spy is a glamorous figure whose secrets make or break peace, but, historically, has intelligence really been a vital step to military victories? In this breakthrough study, the preeminent war historian John Keegan goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about military intelligence. In his characteristically wry and perceptive prose, Keegan offers us nothing short of a new history of war through the prism of intelligence. He brings to life the split-second decisions that went into waging war before the benefit of aerial surveillance and electronic communications. The English admiral Horatio Nelson was hot on the heels of Napoleon's fleet in the Mediterranean and never knew it, while Stonewall Jackson was able to compensate for the Confederacy's disadvantage in firearms and manpower with detailed maps of the Appalachians. In the past century, espionage and decryption have changed the face of battle: the Japanese surprise attack at the Battle of the Midway was thwarted by an early warning. Timely information, however, is only the beginning of the surprising and disturbing aspects of decisions that are made in war, where brute force is often more critical. Intelligence in War is a thought-provoking work that ranks among John Keegan's finest achievements. From the Hardcover edition.
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In fiction, the spy is a glamorous figure whose secrets make or break peace, but, historically, has intelligence really been a vital step to military victories? In this breakthrough study, the preeminent war historian John Keegan goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about military intelligence. In his characteristically wry and perceptive prose, Keegan offers us nothing short of a new history of war through the prism of intelligence. He brings to life the split-second decisions that went into waging war before the benefit of aerial surveillance and electronic communications. The English admiral Horatio Nelson was hot on the heels of Napoleon's fleet in the Mediterranean and never knew it, while Stonewall Jackson was able to compensate for the Confederacy's disadvantage in firearms and manpower with detailed maps of the Appalachians. In the past century, espionage and decryption have changed the face of battle: the Japanese surprise attack at the Battle of the Midway was thwarted by an early warning. Timely information, however, is only the beginning of the surprising and disturbing aspects of decisions that are made in war, where brute force is often more critical. Intelligence in War is a thought-provoking work that ranks among John Keegan's finest achievements. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Matthews

Length:

15h 14m


Chapters

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04:15

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:20


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:36


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:05


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:34


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:31


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:31


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:42


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:06


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:48


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:27


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:38


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:28


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:03


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:05


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:36


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:01


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:40


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:38


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:59


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:17


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:34


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:43


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

01:58


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:41


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:41


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:51


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:01


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:53


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:52


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:38


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:00


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:15


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

01:45


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:35


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:16


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:01


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:41


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:41


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:52


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:48


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:34


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:51


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:39


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:00


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:00


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:32


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:56


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:46


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:19


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:24


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:23


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:59


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:26


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:12


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:08


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:02


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:08


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

01:38


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:35


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:57


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:02


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:27


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:02


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:40


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:45


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:56


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:35


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:28


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:08


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:55


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:42


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

02:41


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:15


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:28


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:51


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:04


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:29


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:53


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:56


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:20


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:03


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:28


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:20


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:50


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:36


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:47


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:32


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:16


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:32


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:31


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

01:59


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:16


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:07


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:45


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:37


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:15


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:46


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:54


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:52


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:50


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:50


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:05


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:02


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:39


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

05:11


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:34


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:15


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

02:13


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

03:20


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

04:17


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

03:57

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