on 5 March 2011
An interesting and in most cases useful read following the major developments, RMAs and military revolutions. Fairly easy to read but one significantly off putting factor; American arrogance. Especially as one progresses to the later chapters of the book, whole paragraphs are devoted to insuring the reader knows of American superiority. If it wasn't an American invention, Boot assures the reader that 'the first practical' version of the said invention was due to an American somewhere in the world- it become nauseating. Despite this, the style and layout is fairly approachable.
I would suggest Martin Van Creveld's book, Technology and War, for a better and more convincing insight to the role of technology and its direct impact on transforming the conduct of war. One is also spared the American patriotism.