Douglas Haig: The Educated Soldier :: John Terraine soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Hutchinson, 1963, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Plans of battle; Black & white photographs; Maps; Frontispiece portrait;
From the cover: This book the product of intensive study of published and unpublished material, and of conversation with witnesses of the great events involved is not a straightforward biography of Douglas Haig: it is a detailed reassessment in moral, political, strategic and tactical terms of his achievement as Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force in World War One. Haigs youth is touched on insofar as it explains the soldier he became; his family life, which was a happy one, falls outside the scope of this book, as does his work in founding the British Legion. It is upon the central period of his public life, when the lives of thousands and the fate of a nation depended on his judgement, that John Terraine has concentrated his attention.
Haig has been called stupid, unimaginative, callous, a snobbish and ambitious intriguer, by critics who, lacking information, biased by conflicting interests, or swayed by emotions aroused by the holocaust of the War, hav…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper. Related newspaper clippings pasted onto the first blank and pastedown. The contents complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xviii) 508 pages. Index. 9¼” x 5¾”.
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