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3.0 out of 5 stars Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways, 16 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Engines of War: How Wars Were Won and Lost on the Railways (Hardcover)
This book is very informative on the subject of railways, not surprisingly in view of the author's other works on this subject, but it suffers from a lack of a broader context for the discussion of wars and warfare. This leads on occasion to some less than adequate judgements on the role and significance of the railways, and sometimes the role of railways in the causes and pre-history of a war needs a more penetrating discussion - a case in point would be the railway issue in the arguments over the extension of slavery which led to the American Civil War. It is also sometimes difficult to disentangle the role of the railways in warfare from their broader social and economic and political impact.
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