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Douglas Haig From the Somme to Victory by Professor Gary Sheffield, Saul David
  

Douglas Haig From the Somme to Victory

History   World War One Literature   

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Drawing on previously unknown private letters and new scholarship unavailable when The Chief was first published, eminent First World War historian Gary Sheffield reassesses Haig's reputation, assessing his critical role in preparing the army for war.

Synopsis

Douglas Haig From the Somme to Victory by Professor Gary Sheffield, Saul David

'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' The 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 played a major role in the First World War, he was feted as a saviour. But within twenty years his reputation was in ruins, and it has never recovered.

About the Author

One of Britain's leading military historians, Gary Sheffield is Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He has written a number of critically acclaimed and commercially successful books on the First World War including Forgotten Victory: The First World War - Myths and Realities. He is the co-editor of Douglas Haig: War Diaries and Letters 1914-18.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Professor Gary Sheffield, Saul David

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Format

Hardback

Categories

History
World War One Literature


ISBN

9781781314982

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