Matt’s Book Blog recently read and reviewed The First World War by John Keegan for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
But I think Keegan, perhaps the most famous military historian still alive and working, writes about the war clearly and accurately in only about 400 pages. The book is written concisely, with clear chronological organization. He covers the different places the war was fought, even Africa. He judiciously quotes from diaries and letters the experience of foot-soldier, provides insight into the generals’ way of thinking, and gives a succinct valuation of politician PM David Lloyd-George.
Read the full review.
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