The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War
Drop some of the statistics, not all but some. Author continually threw too many statistics in his narrative. At times the author was just meandering aimlessly.
I was reluctant because of other reviews but with so little regarding the subject, I thought I’d try it. My impression is that Mr. Stone is a great academic but unfortunately a poor story teller. It’s a slow plod. Almost like reading about the three years in real time. It would be best if you knew the history of World War One well, because the author assumes that you do. Cautiously recommend for scholars of the time frame, simply because there's so little in the way of definitive material on this matter. If a casual reader of the Great War, recommend you stay clear. Consider "A World Undone" (available here), it's a general history but an excellent narrative.
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