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on 18 November 2013
While the author has undoubtedly spent a lot of time researching this book, it does not really translate into an interesting read. The author jumps backwards and forwards in time and tells the story from both sides of the battle. I've read other historical books that were based on a lot of research (e.g. 'The Island at the Center of the World' by Russell Shorto) that still managed to make the book enjoyable to read.