This is one of the very few substantive history books I would actually recommend to my co-workers as professional reading.
This book provides a keen insight into British abilities, failures and accomplishments when trying to fight a global campaign.
The book is painstakingly annotated throughout and shows a depth of research that gives credit to the efforts of the author.
A very good presentation of the AWI from the British point of view.Published 1 month ago by Michael E Haggett
It became a bit tedious for me as I read this book. The author is much too detailed describing the various ministers, officers, etc. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Walter
One of the things you can gain from reading history is a new, different outlook on familiar subjects. Read morePublished on January 27, 2011 by 2N2Make4
I agree with the other reviewers who praise this book. They have already done a good job summarizing it, so I won't bother. Read morePublished on December 22, 2008 by Roger Berlind
I always wondered how the Americans pulled this off. This book puts the war of rebellion in perspective with what was going on in Europe. Read morePublished on October 28, 2008 by J. Conant
Not written with the "light reader" in mind, this classic work by British historian Piers Mackesy was originally published in 1964 and assumes the reader brings to the effort both... Read morePublished on May 5, 2008 by Sojourner
Good perspective from the British view, but not what one might call a page turner by any means....Published on March 4, 2008 by Historian