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The Chief

Douglas Haig and the British Army

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Aurum Press, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st May 2012
Dimensions: w 120mm h 194mm d 29mm
Weight: 350g
ISBN-10: 1845137698
ISBN-13: 9781845137694
Barcode No: 9781845137694
' Well written and persuasive ... objective and well-rounded... .this scholarly rehabilitation should be the standard biography' **** Andrew Roberts, Mail on Sunday ' A true judgment of him must lie somewhere between hero and zero, and in this detailed biography Gary Sheffield shows himself well qualified to make it ... a balanced portrait' Sunday Times ' Solid scholarship and admirable advocacy' Sunday Telegraph Douglas Haig is the single most controversial general in British history. In 1918, after his armies had won the First World War, he was feted as a saviour. But within twenty years his reputation was in ruins, and it has never recovered. In this fascinating biography, Professor Gary Sheffield reassesses Haig' s reputation, assessing his critical role in preparing the army for war.

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"Well written and persuasive . . . objective and well-rounded. . . . This scholarly rehabilitation should be the standard biography." --"Mail on Sunday" "Solid scholarship and admirable advocacy." --"Sunday Telegraph"