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"Excellent...a sophisticated, compelling and immensely readable account... Thoroughly researched, controversial, convincing... military history at its best" (Daily Express)
"There is no doubting the author's immense scholarship... He has a first-class understanding of strategy and tactics" (Simon Heffer Literary Review)
"Deserves to become the standard work on the desert war in 1942" (Richard Holmes)
A compelling history of a crucial turning point in the Second World War, which also provides a detailed picture of the British Army at a critical stage in its fight against Hitler's Germany.See all Product Description
This book is a must for anyone with an interest in Alamein & the lead up to the battle. A thoroughly objective assessment of the performance of the officers & units involved.Published 4 months ago by MIKE STERLAND
In many ways this is an excellent book, and I learned a lot about a battle I have read so much about. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Topfox
"Pendulum of War" offers everythiing that the scholar of the Battle of El Alamein could wish for. Read morePublished on 9 May 2013 by Challacommunist
An analytical and critical appraisal of the battles from July to November 1942. Niall Barr has produced an unbiased and comprehensive study of the subject. Read more
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I purchased this book to read prior to a visit to El Alamein. Read more
Nice mix of 'human' and 'military' aspects of these battles. I was especially pleased to see more on the first two battles, but even the October battle was much better explained... Read morePublished on 11 Feb. 2010 by DS fan's dad