Assignment: Historical Argument

Instructor: James Donelan

Due date: October 28, 1999

Your reading assignments for today, Paul Fussellís "On Modern War" and the excerpt from John Keeganís The Face of Battle, propose difficult and complex historical arguments. In the space below, write a paragraph on each reading, describing each authorís thesis and means of argumentation. In other words, tell us what each author intends to prove and how he proves it. Be as specific as you can and make sure you say what is arguable about each thesis.