02 June 2008

The First World War by John Keegan

Very good history of the war. Keegan has a great writing style, so that the book is compelling to read (very rare in histories!). It is also, inevitably, sobering and depressing due to the subject. Keegan makes a point of exploring the lead up to the war, the decisions that triggered it, and (briefly) the consequences.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Serendipity: Danny has published this review on a similar book.

http://dannyreviews.com/h/First_World_War.html

I found Keegan's book a bit dry compared to more recent military history of other conflicts.