From Library Journal
Concentrating on land warfare, distinguished U.S. military historian Jones argues that most military events can be explained by military factors. The framework of his analysis is strategy, which Jones sees as remaining consistent for 2500 years. When applied, however, strategy becomes dependent on tactics and logistics. These in turn are constantly modified by technology. The result is an ever-changing dialectic of options that continues to make war a viable political option even in the nuclear age. Both history on a grand scale and a provocative intellectual exercise, this ranks with Theodore Ropp's classic War in the Modern World (1959). Dennis E. Showalter, Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs
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A masterful 2,500-year overview of the operational aspects of land-based warfare in the West. . . . An altogether splendid synthesis. -- Kirkus Reviews
There has not been such a comprehensive and useful book in generations. -- Alan Gropman, Washington Post