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This weighty tome is an interesting entry into the World War II discussion.
Unity of purpose/command, clear objective, economy of force, decisiveness...all these are critical principles of war for both soldiers and politicians.
The author has thoroughly researched the subject matter, quoting extensively from contemporaneous diaries, letters and memoranda.
We seem to be in the season of British rebuttal. First, Peter Hart's The Great War, in which Haig is deemed right about everything, and now this love song to Alan Brook. Read morePublished 4 months ago by You mean she's NOT Irish?
Every time I pick up a new book about WWII I find myself reflexively wondering about the nationality of the author. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Evans
Roberts is an excellent historian and this book reflects this. I was impressed with the vast source material that enabled him to fully characterize the relationships among 4 key... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sam
This is an authoritative and extremely detailed account of the strategic decisions behind mostly:
- North Africa (Operation Torch)... Read more
A great read for WWII buffs. I like Roberts' writing style. This read include some new facts and accounts to the reader.Published 9 months ago by Judy C. Davis
simple and easy this is a good view of this period . well balanced and well written a good beginning for those who never knew these gents or the history of that period which is... Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. craig
I highly suggest to read other WW2 books to complement with this one so the reader can judge for themselves how (not) neutral and (not) objective this book was written. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Flicker
This book reveals the politics, tensions and decisions on a blow-by-blow basis behind the Allies campaigns in WWII - something which is usually glossed over in other publications. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cedar Ryan