This is very uneven. It starts as a standard narrative from 1895 up to, in effect, Liddell Hart's exit from soldiering at Mametz Wood in 1916. Then I felt it lost the plot and went through a series of not very clearly focused chapters until suddenly it was 1937 and then the plot was lost again until after WW2 was all over. The good qualities of the book are (a) the study of the relationship with Fuller, (b) the exposure of Liddell Hart's gullibility in 'The Other Side of the Hill' and (c)demonstration of Liddell Hart's over-inflated ego (passim). But it is very much an indirect approach to Liddell Hart's life for most of the time. If it had developed his thinking in detailed contrast to other writers that would have been fine; if it had detailed his life and development chronologically that would have been fine too. The problem is that it does neither and I found the book more a test of endurance than an enlightening experience.