Review of Holger Herwig’s The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918

I recently read Holger Herwig’s sweeping narrative of the First World War from Germany and Austria-Hungary’s perspective. This book can only be described as a tome, researched and written over ten years and running to a thousand pages. One is left with a sense of the grim futility of the Central Powers’ cause. A waxing … More Review of Holger Herwig’s The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918

Review of Jeremy Black’s The Battle of Waterloo

I just finished a re-read of Jeremy Black’s The Battle of Waterloo (2010). This review I also posted on Goodreads. This is a book that says a lot. Black manages to condense treatments of the battle, the campaign, its prelude and its aftermath as well as summaries of military developments and the Napoleonic Wars into … More Review of Jeremy Black’s The Battle of Waterloo