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Posted July 18, 2008
Well written, poorly illustrated
If you're going to write a book about the geography of a battle involving troop movements taking advantage of that fact, you need to be able to visualize it. Each battle has a single map to refer to, which is almost impossible to imagine troop movements from. In some cases, the 'map' is a commander's sketch from a journal which is no more than a few squiggles leaving the reader wondering what is supposed to be depicted. Describing an army 'flanking the left side around the bend and coming down the hill' does nothing if the reader cannot understand what the field of battle looks like. While well written, the lack of any kind of visual depiction causes this book to be almost a complete waste. As for the foreword mentions, geography is crucial to a commander and few texts discuss it in depth, so this type of book would be filling a huge void in the collection of anyone who enjoys studying military strategy. Unfortunately, this book fails in its attempt to fill that void.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.