It has so many interesting tidbits that are woven together to support the main themes.
Encyclopedic in its breadth, The Art or War in the Western World is enjoyable reading for those with a serious interest in military history.
More than that only, you will understand the succession of factors and the dynamics that determined warfare in the western world.
This review isn't for the contents of the book but for the book itself. Upon receiving this book it appeared to be a solid book and I was please with it because it felt like it was... Read morePublished 18 months ago by AL1992
This is one of my favorite books, ever. It has so many interesting tidbits that are woven together to support the main themes. Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by M. Murphy
The Art of War in The Western World, Archer Jones; Barnes & Nobles Books (1987, Board of Trustees, University of IL)
Partially read years ago, the margin comments facing... Read more
This book is well written and contains many maps that illustrate many famous battles. Very thorough and engaging.Published on September 17, 2010 by Richard A. Sierra
This well written, tightly written tome is 716 very long pages long. It is the history of the logistics, tactics, and strategy of war from the ancient Greeks until the 1980's. Read morePublished on February 2, 2010 by Kenneth R. Wurtz
I recieved the book quickly and it was in very good shape. The book itself is interesting and informative. It helped enormously in my Conflict in the World and all my essays. Read morePublished on November 12, 2009 by L. Merrick
Simply stated, this is the best single volume treatment of the subject. Although the book is long, it does not drag because of Jones' clear narrative style and effective... Read morePublished on September 29, 2007 by John F. Daniel