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Unofficial History Reviews
This book is a compilation of essays which primarily concern Slim's pre-WWII experiences in Iraq, Ethopia and Iran. Slim is an engaging writer and his personal reflections are particularly interesting and, more importantly, objective. Throughout the book, his humanity is on display -- and the most cited quote in the book reflects sentiments of respect for his opponents, a common theme for his generation of officer raised on the frontier. He additionally experiences the complexity of operating as [...]
Exceptionally well written. The author, a notable Marshall of WWII, exceptionally appealing. The topic the strange adventures of the inter-war British Empire.
Superb book on leadership by a master. A real gem of a book that sadly too few military officers know about.