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Okay as a very general overview but too high-level and assumes prior knowledge of all events
on 19 October 2017
I'm struggling to see why this book has had such raves reviews. A lot of the narrative assumes a prior knowledge and key events like Asquith's premiership ending in 1916 are barely covered. Much is in very high level detail, due no doubt to the space to cover a dense period of history. I would have preferred something double the length and more detail. As a history graduate (many years ago!) I was slightly disappointed with this book and it would make me think twice before buying any others in the series.