3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Informative but very wordy.,
This review is from: The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World (Paperback)
This book reflects upon past wars with a 'somewhat' refreshing insight. The author does state that he is not a historian but a student of history. The book is a easy read from the start, however this quickly stops when you are three quarters of the way into the book. The perspective that is presented in this book is structured in a good around method. But there does appear to be an tendency to repeat this point of view again and again. In some chapters I was left with the impression that the particular argument had already been made. Apart from the book saying the same thing in so many different ways it is a good read. With some impressive insight in the conflicts that the author has partaken in especially.
If you like military history and do not mind the sometimes heavy wording then this is for you.