cover image The Mask of Command

The Mask of Command

John Keegan, Author Penguin Books $16 (368p) ISBN 978-0-14-011406-5

Four chapters on ``heroic'' military leadership (in the broadest sense of the word)Alexander the Great, Wellington, U.S. Grant and Hitlerlead up to what PW called a ``masterful closing argument warning that in the nuclear age heroic leadership of any style would lead to the destruction of civilization.'' Photos. (October)