Tuesday, 19 March 2013
The Lords of War - Correlli Barnett
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Title: The Lords of War
Author: Correlli Barnett
Publisher: Pen-and-Sword Books
Historians are noted for two things: their strong opinions and the subjectivity of their work. Corelli Barnett’s book meets both of these criteria. Each of the twenty leaders that he reviews is presented in a balanced and insightful way. While necessity demands that their individual write-ups are short, the chapters do provide the reader with enough thought provoking information to spur additional interest. This book is not intended to present the reader with definitive evaluations of the subjects but it is a great starting point. I strongly recommend this book to both the aspiring military historian and the casual reader.