Top critical review
on 6 August 2015
Some great technical detail in this, good background information, and some very brave men are profiled within this book, but,
my gripe is the narrative and how the descriptions of a tense and hard fought battle fall flat, when the opposite should be the case.
The main culprit of this is the author's layout of the men involved.
Pages are spent building up the back ground detail of the men who took part, everything from where they went to high school, to what colour of socks they were wearing...and then they get killed, and the whole process starts again, and so it goes on.
Good military history, especially books of this nature, are able to switch between overall narrative, and focusing on an individual, with ease. Unfortunately, it's not a skill that Moore possesses...
A shame, because the material here should make for one of the best military history books on the market. In the hands of another author, this could have been a classic