As the title would suggest, this book is ideal for those interested in the myths and misconceptions which tend to plague world history. The book contains a series of intriguing, yet relatively short articles concerning military history from around the globe. The majority of the articles included tend to focus on the period dating from the American War of Independence, leading up to the Second World War; however, there are a couple of articles which fall either side of this period.
Whilst I found the content of each article to be extremely interesting, I would have benefited from a short introduction in order to `set the scene'. Each example described the commonly held myth or misconception and was followed by the actual, sometimes unsavoury, true version of events. Generally this format worked well, but when I came across a lesser known historical event, I realised that a short introduction or opening paragraph would have been enormously useful. If the reader is extremely knowledgeable in relation to military history, then this will not be a problem. Yet if this book is directed towards a wider market, i.e. for those with a general interest in history, I believe the book could have been supplemented with short introductions.
I would still recommend this book as there were a number of included examples which I had never heard of and I am likely to expand my knowledge in these areas with further reading, but it may be advantageous to read this book with an historical dictionary ready by your side.