Reading this series is like reading a series of thriller novels which reveal bit by bit in great detail, without boring the reader, the history of the greatest war in history and by a man who was right in the thick of it the whole time. An absolutely amazing read. This isn't just the best history of the war I have read so far, it is also the best history written in contemporary times. I wish we could give it 10 stars. It would deserve every one of those ten.