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The first complete and unexpurgated edition of the war diaries of Field Marshall Lord Alanbrooke - the most important and the most controversial military diaries of the modern era.
John Keegan in his review of ALCHEMIST OF WAR in The Spectator described Danchev as "one of the two most brilliant people [he] taught at Sandhurst". He is currently Professor of International Relations at Keele.
Not for the faint hearted - these diary entries are often terse, and full of military detail. As a record of what went on at the highest level, they are essential reading, but you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pickhandle
Churchill a man I respected for years is exposed as just another politician. Useless. This book reveals Alanbrooke was the brains behind so much of what I had assumed was Churchill... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Buzby
First class jottings of an outstanding soldier, right at the top in a critical time of our history. Fieldmarshal lord Alanbrooke. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Terence Laarge
This is the best book I have read in relation to the Second World War. Alanbrooke's account of the major events is given in a very useful level of detail putting the main theatres... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matt Jones
Obligatory reading for anyone who wishes to understand the direction of Britain's World War II effort. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Giraldus Cambrensis
Sorry - can't review - book was a present for a relativePublished 9 months ago by Mr. Michael Bennett
This is a marvellous book for anyone interested in history. It is a gem not just for the military historian, but for those just interested in how people lived. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Pappashanga
Because this war diaries is nonconform in form and content and interesting especilly for me who collect the literary sources of extraordinary persons engaged in 2nd World War and... Read morePublished on 4 Aug. 2013 by Pavel Nemec
This is a vivid almost fly on the wall recount of the combined chiefs of staff during the war years. Read morePublished on 12 May 2013 by Donald McPhee