is the father of the modern spy thriller. This is so even though the Hannay books are not, strictly speaking, about spies at all in the professional sense of the word. They are about penetration of the enemy, about lonely escape and wild journeys, about the thin veneer that stands between civilsation and barbarism.
(18751940)one-time barrister, member of Parliament, soldier, publisher, historical biographer, and govenor-general of Canadais best remembered as the author of popular adventure novels.
John Keegan, one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians, is the author of numerous books, including “The Face of Battle” and “The Book of War: 25 Centuries of Great War Writing,”