Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War

I wanted to like this book, really I did. But I didn't make it far (pg 164 out of 608). I think it's probably a really good book and would appeal to someone interested in and knowledgeable about military history. But I got bogged down in the details. Sample sentence: The next day, as Verdun fell, Panzer Group Guderian and Colonel-General Friedrich Dollman's Seventh Army surrounded near the Swiss border 400,000 Frenchmen of the Third, Fifth and Eighth Armies, who surrendered en masse.

This book requires more background knowledge than I have, so, regrettably, I am putting it down.

I feel like a failure.

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