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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 12 April 2010
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This review is from: A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West (Hardcover)
Good Points:
Asmus is an insider and gives some potentialy interesting insights into what happened, who said what and why decisions were taken in the lead up to the war. His style aims to be accessible.

Disapointments:
Poor editing undermines the book's value. The frequency of typos made it difficult to read with confidence. I regularly had to backtrack to check that the words on the page represented what I thought the author meant to say. Many quotes and insights are not directly referenced or attributed. So, althought there is a comprehensive list of sources at the end, I was left unsure about the validity or authority of many individual claims. Also, key points are tediously repeated.

For a much better all round, authoritative and quotable analysis I would recommend " The Guns of August 2008: Russian's War in Georgia" edited
by Svante E. Cornell.
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