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The Good Soldier By Gary Mead

The Good Soldier by Gary Mead

Condition - Very Good
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This biography of Field Marshall Douglas Haig, Commander of the British Forces during the battles of the Somme (300,000 British casualties) and Passchendaele (90,000 British dead, 42,000 missing) has been ten years in the making and looks set to become the standard work on its subject. He is the most controversial military commander in British history.

The Good Soldier Summary

The Good Soldier: The Biography of Douglas Haig by Gary Mead

Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, Commander of the British Army on the Western Front for much of the First World War. He was caricatured in Oh What A Lovely War! as a greedy and ruthless manipulator, selling tickets to the war then looking on from safety behind the lines. In Blackadder Goes Forth, he was satirised as General 'Insanity' Haig, merrily flicking toy soldiers into a bin as he constructed his battle plans. However, as Gary Mead's biography shows, in his own day Haig was a hero, who won the war. In this definitive account, Gary Mead combines insight and even-handedness to offer what is long overdue: a considered, compelling and comprehensive portrait of Britain's most controversial military leader.

About Gary Mead

Gary Mead was a journalist for the Financial Times for ten years and has worked extensively with the BBC. He is the author of The Doughboys: America and the First World War (2000).

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The Good Soldier: The Biography of Douglas Haig by Gary Mead
Used - Very Good
Atlantic Books
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