I got mine as a free download, and I'm afraid that's about it's worth. It's a very simplistic view of WW1 written from a non-European cultural perspective. It's a short text so I wasn't expecting huge detail, but I was expecting an objective study of the topic from an informed author. There are huge interpretive distortions here, and the author clearly cannot imagine that anyone without US cultural references and associated bias could be reading the text. Writing style is more magazine than I would wish. If you are looking for a good general introductory text for WW1, then AJP Taylor is still the one to get. For more detailed reads, then Lyn Macdonald has a good spread of titles, and is a bloody good read!